beyond prepared bbq

Are you hosting any family BBQs or picnics in the next couple of weeks? Summer is now coming to an end, so be ready for the last BBQs of the season with the following hostess tips:

Music: Set the tone of your BBQ with some fun music that everyone would enjoy. You can create a play-list on your phone and use portable speakers for a simple set-up.

Use Reusable Plates: Forget about spending money on paper plates and disposable cutlery. User your dinnerware and avoid all of the extra waste, just run the dishwasher an extra time. You won’t have an overflowing garbage bin to deal with after your party either.


Potluck: Make your BBQ simple for you and your guests by allowing your guests to incorporate new foods to the BBQ, potlucks and “bring something to grill” options are wonderful and take a lot of responsibility off the host. Besides you don’t have to worry about making sure you have something specific depending on what guests likes or dislike.

Plan for Rain: Prepare for rain by having an indoor space available in case you need it. Planning fun indoor activities to keep guests happy is also a must. Board games are always great for all.

Prepare an Outdoor Kit with Essentials: Keep the following essential items on hand for guests, they will appreciate you being prepared: a bottle of sunscreen, wet wipes, band-aids, antibacterial cream, instant stain remover and anything else you can think of that would be needed.

Mosquitoes Season: Humid temperatures and rainfall make the perfect season for mosquitos. Be sure to pick up BENADRYL® itch products during your next shopping trip to keep on hand for yourself and your guests. BENADRYL® products provide effective relief from itchiness and pain due to allergic reactions, poison ivy, insect bites and sunburn.

Disclosure: I received a gift basket to facilitate this post. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own