Making Your Backyard Grilling An Event To Remember

Backyard BBQing

Having guests over for a whole day of backyard BBQing?  Here are the basics you should not miss when planning for one.



Come up with a checklist

If you aren’t fond of making lists, you should start doing one now for your barbecue party.  If you want to have fun and not worry about going short on BBQ sauce or drinks, get organized.  If you have every detail needed in your checklist, you will have more time for your guests.  It is your party and you should be playing host and not a problem solver.

Consider your ambiance

Nothing beats having a good ambiance.  Try hanging some festive lights around the backyard.  As nighttime unfolds, the twinkling soft lights would give your area a soft relaxing glow.  A bouquet of fresh flowers on the center of each table will create a lovely sight.  But it doesn’t have to look like you’re hosting a BBQ festival.  Just keep it simple and low key.

Stock up on chillers

Light beer shouldn’t be absent on your barbecue night.  But you have to keep it simple.  Stocking up on two varieties of beer or ale is good enough.  But don’t scrimp on the ice.  It’s the most important item to keep your beer chilled.  Have enough coolers on hand.

Buy insect repellants

Barbecuing isn’t all about food and drinks.  Don’t forget to buy some bug repellants for your guests.  While many guests are thoughtful enough to bring their own, it is still considerate of you as a host to have one for those who may have forgotten.  

Holding a backyard BBQ whether at noon or night entails planning. We do this with out company towing Spokane once a month! Make sure your guests are comfortable and at ease while outdoors.  Plan ahead and be the perfect host.

3 No-Nonsense Tailgating BBQing Safety Tips

Grilling or BBQing for sporting events/tailgating can be a fun activity whether you are with family or friends.  But there’s twice the fun if you practice safety.  Here are some tips to remember when out grilling.


Always stay by the BBQ grill

It is a big no to leave the grill unattended even for a few minutes.  If you really have to leave to attend to something important, ask another responsible adult to sub for you in the meantime.  You may be tempted to check out other grillers to see how they’re doing but it is not the right time to socialize.  Do so if you’re done and have put off everything.  When you are tailgate grilling the more you should practice safety precautions.  After all, you are in a stadium parking lot.  With a bigger crowd in your midst, you are expected to practice twice the precaution as you would in an ordinary backyard BBQing activity.

Never let kids get too close to the grill

Sometimes younger kids out of curiosity might go near the grill.  Do not let this happen and always keep an eye on them.  Older kids, on the other hand, might accidentally hit it when playing ball games so watch out for these possible mishaps.

Practice safety when igniting

Before you light your BBQ grill, make sure you check the hoses for any possible damage or leaks.  If done checking, open the lid first then turn the gas on.  Always follow the instructions indicated on the grill equipment.  Sometimes, grills would not light up after a few tries.  What you could do is try to turn off both the burner and the gas.  After a few minutes (up to 10 minutes is advised), make another attempt at lighting it.

Thank you To Wenatchee Plumbing for these outdoor bbq tips.