What do you need to throw the best, most talked about BBQ blowout of the summer? It all comes down to tasty apps, an entree that will have every guest's mouth watering, some killer margaritas, and decor that's out of this world. Below, we've covered everything you need to make sure your BBQ extravaganza goes off without a hitch!
You need to keep things simple here. Burgers, brats, and some nice sides like corn on the cob are classics.
Check out these recipes for some awesome options:
You can follow this recipe to make some seriously succulent burgers. How can't you go wrong with something that is "The Perfect Burger Recipe?" Trick question: you can't. However, if you don't find the promise of perfection trustworthy, here's an alternative option.
This recipe has all of the flavors of summer you could ever need: beer. And more beer. You can't go wrong with Bobby Flay, I say.
If you have a deep love of horseradish, then this brat recipe is the one for you.
The Chips and Guac
Get some great chips from the store. You don't have to go crazy with this; pick your favorite. Or, you could always make your own. These will go great with some homemade guacamole. Definitely don't buy this at your grocery store deli. Mashing them yourself is the way to go. This recipe will hit the spot.
The Corn on the Cob
Turn up the heat with this one, so that your guests will jump into the pool to cool down. Adding some spice like this recipe suggests will make this BBQ staple stand out. Keep things classic with this sweeter recipe.
You can't sit in the sun and cook some meat without a superb drink. You need a great margarita to set the mood. This option is great because, once again, it is advertising itself as "perfect."
If you want something different, then you can always whip up a batch of sangria. This stuff is so easy to put together: you just cut up some fruit and toss it in wine. Here's a great recipe for it.
You've got to have a pool at your epic BBQ party. Otherwise, how are people going to cool off? That's just step one though! You can find a ton of different ideas from chalkboard menu options to condiment hacks on this definitive guide to summer party extravaganzas!