Everybody loves a good BBQ. Nothing is better on a cool summer evening in Colorado than having some friends over for food, drinks, and games. But not every BBQ is a success.
Check out these simple tips from Mulberry MAX to ensure that your BBQ turns into a great event for everyone!
Assortment of DrinksIt all starts with refreshments. Beer for the guys, wine for the gals, and cocktails for everyone. Having a large assortment of beverages might be the single most important part to hosting a sweet BBQ that your friends will tell their friends about. Make sure to head to the nearest liquor store in Fort Collins to pick up your local favorites.
One thing to remember though is that some of your friends may not drink alcohol or may prefer a specific type of drink. Make sure that you are able to host these friends as well, since you want everyone to have a good time.
Another good solution is to have everyone bring a six pack to share, or juice, soda, or other type of beverage. Not only will you have a large assortment, everyone should have something that they can enjoy!
Food RequirementsWe all know that when we grade out a BBQ, it’s usually the food that is under scrutiny. The grill master will be in charge of making sure that you have BBQ chicken, bratwurst, burgers, steaks, or kabobs cooked to perfection. Make sure you have side dishes like salad, macaroni salad, or fruit to accompany the main course.
But when it comes specifically to your guests, you should be aware of any special food requirements that they might have. Some may not prefer to eat meat, or can’t eat types of sugar or gluten. Similar to drinks, be aware of the specific needs of those that are attending your party to make sure that everybody is happy and not hungry!
Great MusicIt’s obvious that music makes for a great party and sets the mood to have a relaxed BBQ at your home. You can actually get pretty cheap portable speakers online that can connect wirelessly or via Bluetooth so that you can move the speaker to any room in the house, out on the patio, or in the yard.
For the sake of your guests, make sure to put on a playlist tha wont offend anyone. For example, if there are kids at your BBQ, it’s always a good idea to have a clean playlist ready for those who are underage.
Nothing completes a BBQ like having some entertainment for people. There are literally hundreds of different yard games to play that will keep your guests entertained while the food is being prepared.
Cornhole is perhaps one of the most popular games in Colorado, as well as Horseshoes, ladder ball, can jam, and washers. Most of these games are available online for a relatively low price, and will provide hours of entertainment for you and your friends, and they are great for kids and adults alike!
Mulberry MAX Liquor Store is committed to making your Fort Collins BBQ a success! Stop in to the store to pick up all of your favorite beer, wine, and spirits. Check out our current sales for specials on local Colorado breweries!
Editor: Mr. Max
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