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BBQ Party Checklist: These Are the Essentials That You Need to Buy in Advance

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Summer is here and so is the barbeque season! Whether you’re planning a small get-together with your friends or a big birthday barbeque at your backyard, make sure you have the essentials ready. From food to grilling tools to drinks and decor, there is so much to think about. If you’re aiming for perfection, follow our ultimate barbeque essentials checklist and make sure you don’t forget a thing.

Tools for the Grill

Remember that your grill is the center of any barbeque party. If you’re still looking for “the one”, check the seasonal offers from Menards, Lowe’s, or Ace Hardware. Grill deals in July are usually the best.

Apart from the grill itself, you should also invest into proper barbeque equipment. You will need spatula, tongs, and a fork to move food around. We recommend stainless steel tools that will last for the years to come. 

Grill Essentials Checklist:

  • Spatula, tongs, and fork
  • Grill gloves
  • Apron
  • Gas or charcoal
  • Aluminium foil

Cooking Equipment & Utensils

It’s important not to forget about safety while cooking. Always use different utensils for raw, cooked meat, and vegetables. If you’re not a grill master (yet), a meat thermometer might be handy, so that you’re 100% sure when the meat is cooked. Additionally, buy some Tupperware and kitchen foils to store your food throughout the party and keep it fresh for longer.

Cooking Equipment Checklist:

  • Meat thermometer
  • Kitchen foil
  • Plastic Containers
  • Cutting boards
  • Napkins
  • Plates and bowls

Meats, Sides, and Sauces

Food - probably the most important part of the whole barbeque party. Whether you want to keep it simple with only a few ingredients or you want to go big, there are always some essentials that you cannot leave out. Steaks, burgers, and hotdogs are usually the first choice but you should not forget about some fresh sides like coleslaw, salads, grilled corn, or other fresh veggies. Last but not the least, 

BBQ Food Checklist:

  • Steaks
  • Sausages
  • Hot-dogs, burgers
  • Chicken wings
  • Cheese slices
  • Salads
  • Red peppers, zucchini, onions
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn
  • Mushrooms
  • Halloumi
  • Potatoes
  • Mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce

Kupino Tip: Put together your shopping list in advance, so that you can minimize your shopping trips during the pandemic and shop everything at once.

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BBQ Drinks

A successful barbeque cannot be happening with tasty ice-cold beverages. Pick some essential drinks like beer or wine that will keep everyone refreshed and cool. Don’t forget to also stock up on non-alcoholic drinks for kids and drivers. You can buy some typical BBQ staples like Coca-Cola or prepare something special like homemade Pina Colada cocktails

Drinks Essentials Checklist:

  • Beer, wine
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Plastic cups

Lighting & Decoration

Whether you’re planning a big family barbeque party or just a small gathering, feeling relaxed and comfortable is the essence of every BBQ party. Make sure you have enough chairs, so that everyone has their place at the table. If you’re on hunt for new garden furniture, check the latest deals in Home Depot or IKEA, their summer sales are finally on.

Add a bit of homey atmosphere with a special lighting and don’t forget about music. It makes everything better. If you’re up for it, get some decorations to create a theme. Some of the most popular themes include beach, tropical paradise, movie nights, or music genres.

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