1. Decide on your theme for this year's Family BBQ
This year, you should focus on a theme for your family BBQ event. For example, this could be something like ‘we love the outdoors'.
You'll be able to do this by using decorations, tableware, and food that all matches the theme. This will really make it easy to create an authentic BBQ experience!
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2. Create a menu plan with dishes that are quick and easy to prepare
It's sometimes hard to find the time to prepare a healthy and satisfying meal. With the help of an easy-to-follow menu plan, you will have something delicious to work off.
A menu plan is a list of meals or dishes that you want to make for the event. It is important to choose dishes with ingredients that are quick and easy to prepare, so you don't spend hours in the kitchen or at the BBQ preparing dinner when the whole family are round.
3. Get creative with decorations outside and inside your home
It is easy to get caught up in the idea of what decorations you should buy and where you should put them. The old rules of thumb for decorating are all still applicable, but this year you might want to think outside the box.
4. Prepare games for the adults and kids to enjoy throughout the day
This will keep the kids entertained and happy. This also allows parents and guardians to relax a little bit more. In today’s world, it is not uncommon for people to get fatigued or bored easily because of the busy life that we live.
5. Make sure you have enough alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages on hand before your guests arrive
You might be surprised to know that one of the most important tasks for a party host is to make sure that there is enough alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages on hand. It is a good idea to have a few of each type of beverage, plus some mixers on hand.
It can be common for party guests to get hungry while they are at your event, so it is also important to make sure that you have some light hors d’ouevres or snacks available. You don't want people getting too drunk or hungry because this can lead to bad behavior and problems in the future.
6. Coordinate outfits so you can capture the perfect family photo
Coordinating outfits is a great way to make sure that the family photos are not ruined. It is important to choose outfits that coordinate with each other and match in colours.
This does not only apply for family photos, but for any type of photo-shoot. For example, matching patterns and colours for an outdoor shoot would be needed. Alternatively, if the photographer has a pre-existing palette they want to use, coordinating outwear can be done on top of the clothing already chosen by the client.
This is a tricky part of getting that perfect family picture so it's always best to invest time choosing out what will go together best before you start getting into your outfit for the shoot!