Getting the barbecue going, the food prepared and the conversation started is all part of throwing the perfect summer barbecue. So, if you’re wondering what food to serve your guests that has something a little different, we have some incredible, mouth-watering barbecue recipes for you to try out.
However, it can all lie in the finer details when making your barbecue unforgettable.
Creating the perfect place setting is essential when wanting to make an impression. Make sure your tableware is eye catching; creating a centre piece with a collection of lanterns (these will become useful as soon as the sun sets in) will instantly form a talking point. One of our favourites is the willow and glass lantern as it fits most garden styles, has a rustic feel and is wonderful as a focal point on the table. You may even want to spread a tablecloth over the table to make it look more decorative; if so why not clip it into place with these flower tablecloth clips? They’re fantastic in case a wind begins to pick up.
For guests with young families it’s always a great idea to have a few outdoor games to prevent the children from getting bored with adult conversation. There are some amazing children’s activities to keep them entertained and even for you to join in with. Why not have a game of cricket while you wait for the food to cook?
When the day turns into the night ensure you can still enjoy being outside by switching on some outdoor lighting or perhaps starting up a chiminea or firepit. Not only will your guests be kept warm and be able to see across the table when the night settles in, it’s also a great way to create a cosy atmosphere. The only problem you may encounter is getting your guest to leave!