Summer is in full swing and that means one things: BBQ party season! If you’re like most people, you want your summer BBQ party to be the best one yet. But with the heat bearing down on us, it can be tough to keep your guests cool and comfortable. Never fear – we’ve got some super useful summer party tips and tricks to help you out! Keep reading for our top tips on how to beat the heat and have a fun-filled BBQ party this summer!
Burn an egg carton to keep mosquitos away.
No one likes dealing with pesky mosquitoes, especially when you’re trying to enjoy a summer party! But did you know that there’s an easy way to keep them away? All you need is an egg carton and some charcoal briquettes. Just light the briquettes in the egg carton and set it near your party area. The smoke will help keep the mosquitoes away so you and your guests can enjoy the party without any pesky bites!
Use tiered trays to store fruit and save space.
One of the most challenging things about hosting a summer BBQ party is making sure you have enough space to store all the food and drinks. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, try using tiered trays to store fruit and other snacks. This way, you can save valuable countertop space and keep everything within easy reach of your guests.
Make an outdoor hand wash station for your guests.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your guests cool and comfortable is to make sure they have a place to wash their hands. An outdoor hand wash station is perfect for this! All you need is a small table, a basin or sink, and some soap and towels. Place the table in a shady spot so that your guests can stay cool while they wash their hands. This is a great way to keep everyone clean and comfortable – and it’s much appreciated by your guests!
Use a twin sheet to cover tables.
This is a great way to keep your food and drinks cool and your guests comfortable. If you don’t have a twin sheet, a regular bed sheet will work just fine. Simply drape it over the table and voila – instant cooling power!
Cover extension cords with a plastic container.
This is a super easy way to keep your extension cords from getting tangled and tripping people up. Plus, it’ll help keep them safe from the elements.
Keep your drinks cool with frozen water balloons.
Fill up a few water balloons, tie them off, and throw them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen solid, place them in a cooler or bucket of ice to keep your drinks nice and cold all party long!
Cook large quantities of hotdogs in a slow cooker.
This will not only free up space on your grill, but it will also keep them hot and delicious for your guests. Plus, it’s a great way to keep little hands busy while you’re grilling the main course!
Make a sunscreen and bug spray station.
No one wants to be covered in mosquito bites or sunburned to a crisp! Set up a sunscreen and bug spray station near the entrance of your party so that guests can help themselves before they start enjoying the festivities. Make sure to have a variety of SPF levels for the sunscreen, as well as some all-natural options for those who prefer to avoid chemicals. For the bug spray, we recommend a DEET-free option to keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay.
Set up some fans.
A few strategically placed fans can do wonders for keeping your guests cool. If you don’t have any floor fans, try setting up some table fans around the perimeter of your party area. Make sure to point the fans towards the center of the room so that they’re blowing cool air towards your guests, not away from them.
Serve up some refreshing drinks.
Nothing beats a cold drink on a hot day! Make sure to have plenty of water and other refreshing beverages on hand to keep your guests hydrated. If you want to get really creative, try making some fun and festive cocktails or mocktails. We love a good watermelon mojito or pineapple daiquiri for summertime sipping!
These are just a few of our favorite tips for throwing the best summer BBQ party ever! With these helpful tips, you’re sure to keep your guests cool, comfortable, and happy all party long. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the summer sun!