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Ways To Enjoy A Barbeque Without Drinking

The undiluted lemonade concentrate adds mouth-watering tartness while the cranberry cocktail juice mellows it with sweetness. Quattro Osteria
600 Florida Ave., NW
The mod Shaw Italian restaurant is serving brunch from noon to 7 PM on Monday. Bottomless brunch is $45 a person, and includes and entree and choice of endless cocktails. El Techo
606 Florida Ave., NW
The rooftop Mexican joint in Shaw is extending its weekend brunch to Monday from 12 to 4 PM.

Sometimes the rain sneaks up on us (or you “forgot” to check the forecast). A Pop-up Canopy provides your guests and food protection from rain and wind. A model with mesh, zipper walls is also a great way to keep bugs away from food.

Tangerine and Thyme Infused Water

I recently worked on an event at 116 Pall Mall and there was a march happening on the same day. It wasn’t an issue for us or our guests, but we suddenly noticed it got very busy on the streets. Mother Nature can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to have a backup plan in place in case of bad weather. If you live in an area prone to rain or extreme heat, consider setting up a canopy or gazebo to provide shade and protection from the elements. Also, keep a fire extinguisher nearby and make sure to follow all safety guidelines when using your BBQ or fire pit.

how to survive summer parties and boozy bbqs

A smoker on the other hand, smoking or slow-roast bbq can be very hands-off, but your cook time starts much earlier. When it comes to cooking for a crowd, I suggest going simple. You can’t go wrong with classic cookout items like hamburgers and hotdogs.

Summer Cookout Common Mistakes—for Hosts and Guests

Stock the bar with cups, straws (to double as stirrers) and plenty of ice — a large metal pail will keep bottles and cans frosty, but consider an insulated cooler for extra cubes. Look around your yard and you’ll discover anything can become a party accessory, like a plant stand. After emptying it out, fill it with plenty of ice to keep drinks chilled. And if you’re feeling creative, fill latex balloons with water, freeze overnight on a baking sheet, and add them in with the drinks.

You don’t need someone falling into the grill and getting burned. If it does start raining when your guests are there, do you have a safe place for them? This could be inside of your home or under a covered patio. This TikTok video gives a fun distinction between the two. For grilling tips, read our TIA article How To Grill the Perfect Hotdog. For more recipes, download Living Wine Labels, an augmented reality app that lets you scan a bottle of Beringer Main & Vine wine and receive recipes to pair with it.

Welcome in the summer with these fun food events.

Hang them easily with the attached Gear Ties, or wrap them around umbrella poles, bannisters, posts, trees, and more. You could invite many people or have a small get-together. Be aware of possible weather mishaps, but use your best judgment. For large batch cocktail ideas, check out this article 19 Big Batch Cocktails for a Stress-Free Party. If you’re interested in new outdoor power equipment (OPE), you can read TIA OPE Reviews for product recommendations.

There are flavors of roasted grains, followed by a robust coffee flavor and a hint of dark chocolate in the drink. Also, it’s worth checking if there is an issue with public transport. It’s good to be able to advise your guests of alternative travel options when they leave.

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You can still be a hostess extraordinaire without dashing around every two seconds to fill someone’s wine glass. Set up a drink station on a side table with an array of crowd-pleasing white and red wines, like Beringer Main & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. Don’t forget a bucket of ice, plus fun printed straws and tiny cocktail umbrellas to make everything extra-Instagrammable. Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals.

There are plenty of online streaming services, such as Spotify or Pandora, that provide a huge selection of music to choose from. Ahh, the heart of any BBQ party is a delicious menu that will satisfy all the tastebuds. Sure, but this article is about throwing an unforgettable BBQ party. You’ve been careful about grilling, but what about the serving process?

First and foremost, you’ll want to figure out what food to make for your lucky party guests. Start by thinking of who you’ve invited and if they have any dietary restrictions (if you don’t already know, it’s nice to ask). You might need to offer a vegetarian option or consider any gluten-free guests when deciding on what to serve. If you’re already a master of your grill, you could browse for a more advanced recipe. However, if you’re relatively new to the grill game, keep it simple. There’s nothing wrong with a good backyard burger, as long as it’s made well!

how to survive summer parties and boozy bbqs

They’re also great to take along to parties and to wrap up to send home as leftovers. Be on the lookout for these foods at your next party so you don’t end up accidentally getting sick and missing out on the fun. If you are uncomfortable asking your hostess about the ingredients beforehand, bring your own. Pack your condiments in mini containers or grab the small travel packets so you can tote them easily. Keep your beverage handy even while you’re focusing on the game (or the grill) with a Traveler Drink Holster.

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