Throwing the Ultimate BBQ

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Your Ultimate BBQ Checklist:

Extras

  • Paper plates and plastic cups — easily disposable
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Napkins
  • BBQ utensils
  • Serving utensils
  • Salad bowls
  • Pitchers
  • Ice bucket & ice
  • Tablecloth

Now for the important stuff, the food. Make sure you have a head count and enough food to keep your guests happy. Here’s a great suggestion – have a potluck! You take care of the meat/main course, and ask your guests to bring drinks, side dishes, condiments, etc.

Starters

  • Coleslaw
  • Salads – green, potato or pasta & dressing
  • Chips & salsa
  • Raw veggies and dip (veggie dip and hummus)

Main Meals

  • Burgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Chicken breast
  • Salmon (if you want to get fancy)
  • Corn
  • Have a vegetarian attending? Try a veggie burger!

Condiments

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard (regular and/or Dijon)
  • Relish
  • Barbecue or hot sauce
  • Cheese slices
  • Pickles
  • Grilled red peppers
  • Chopped onion

Dessert

  • Pie or cake
  • Ice cream (homemade, if you’re feeling adventurous!)
  • Fruit salad
  • Cookies

Drinks

  • Pitcher of water
  • Beer
  • Soft drinks
  • Wine