How to Easily Make Great Barbeque Parties


Every year, people across the United States celebrate Independence Day with barbeques. However, not all barbeque party hosts are born equal. Some know how to create a great experience for their guests while others don’t have a clue of what they’re doing. The biggest common mistake that newbie party planners make is cooking too much food and not having enough room on the grill to cook it all evenly. Below are some basic tips for hosting your own brilliant barbecue bash!

Make sure you have enough room on the grill

The most important thing when throwing a barbeque party is making sure there’s enough food to go around, but also that all of the food gets cooked evenly and smoked properly. If you don’t have it yet, try to find a good offset smoker to get your barbeque party to the next level. If some pieces are done too early while others are still cooking, your guests may become annoyed waiting for their share. During a barbeque party, there’s nothing worse than having to wait for food that should’ve been ready at the same time.

Have your utensils and ingredients

Before you start cooking, make sure you have everything you need to create each recipe. This includes any infusions, rubs, marinades, or condiments needed. If you realize halfway through the party that you don’t have something, it can make the whole process more difficult and time-consuming.

Light one charcoal chimney

When your guests arrive, start grilling immediately! You do not want to leave your guests waiting too long before serving them their food, this is basically the worst thing you can do. Plus, who wants to attend a barbeque party where the food isn’t ready? If you have too much prepared before guests arrive, keep it warm in an oven or grill until there are enough people to eat.

Prepare your side dishes

Side dishes are just as important as the main course, and they will keep your guests’ stomachs entertained while the main course is cooking. Don’t just grill your meat and vegetables and then be done with it! Grill some other things, too! Some great options include corn on the cob, potato salad, beans, rice, or even homemade bread.

Plan your menu

One of the best ways to make sure you have enough food for guests is to plan out what you will be cooking beforehand. This also helps some cooks save money. By planning out your menu, you can purchase ingredients accordingly and avoid waste. Going overboard on certain items means extra trips to the supermarket which wastes time, money, and gas.

Know when to grill and when to stop

If you’re hosting a barbeque party on the 4th of July, you don’t want to keep guests waiting too long so it’s best to start grilling at noon. If you’re just throwing a barbecue party for friends and family, feel free to wait until later in the evening when it’s cooler outside.


A barbeque party is a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July or just enjoy some delicious food with friends and family. The most important aspect of any great barbecue event, though, is how you cook it! With these tips on what to do and not do when hosting your own grilling bash, we hope that this article has helped equip you for an amazing day filled with good food and company.

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