BBQ Checklist: Everything You Need to Get the Party Started

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Summer may be winding down, but there is still time to check every item off your summer bucket list. Book one last trip to the beach or the pool and start planning one more BBQ party to end the summer on a high note.

The last few weekends of summer are a great time to have your friends and neighbors over for an outdoor bash that will close out the season in style. And following our BBQ checklist is a great way to handle the planning and hosting without stress.

There are so many great party planning tips and tricks that you can rely on to make your party a success. Read on to get started, so you can throw an end of summer bash that people will be talking about for months to come!

Check the Grill in Advance

You can’t throw a successful BBQ party without serving everyone’s favorite BBQ foods. The last thing you want is to wait until the day of the party only to find out that your grill doesn’t work.

At least a week in advance, check to make sure that your grill works, and that you have all the supplies that you need. That could mean charcoal or propane, depending on what kind of grill you have, as well as grilling accessories like tongs and a grill brush.

Plan the Menu

Once you know that your grill is in top working condition, start planning for the BBQ foods that you’ll cook on it! There are a couple of BBQ menu ideas that you can think about, depending on how many people you’re serving and what kind of vibe you want.

For example, you can’t go wrong with a classic menu of burgers and hot dogs on the grill. If you want something a little different, you can smoke pork for pulled pork sandwiches, or grill ribs.

Get your guests involved too. Ask them to bring summer side dishes, so that you can focus on the rest of the food and drinks.  

Stock Up on Supplies

You want an end-of-summer BBQ to have a casual vibe. When you’re going through your party checklist, make sure that you’re stocked up on all the supplies to make that happen.

That can include simple and fun party decorations or other kinds of life-savers like plastic plates and cups. You never know when this useful product you added last minute will be the thing that ensures you get to enjoy the party along with your guests. 

Ready to Follow This BBQ Checklist?

There are so many great BBQ ideas that you should try out before the summer is over. Once fall hits, things get busy with back-to-school events, the holidays, and more.

Don’t miss your chance to throw one last relaxed, fun summer party for your friends and neighborhoods. With a BBQ checklist to follow, the planning will be easy and you’ll actually get to enjoy the party yourself.

For more party and menu ideas, browse our other posts!

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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