When it’s summer, it’s time for barbeque! Whether you’re hosting a small outdoor family lunch or a big BBQ party, you will need a couple of essentials — grilling cookware, cocktail shakers, toys, tee-pee pet beds, and so on. And a checklist will ensure you don’t forget a thing. Keep this list handy when planning a barbeque party and shop for all you need at JCPenney.
An essential part of any BBQ party is grilled food. So, pull out those family barbeque recipes and serve plenty of grilled meats, fruits, and vegetables along with salads and appetizers. While most prefer gas and charcoal grills, you can switch to a non-stick electric grill as well. Additionally, keep grill pans, tongs, grilling fork, and a basting brush in arm’s reach. Don’t forget to use gloves, towels, and an apron.
Checklist for Outdoor Cooking
It’s ideal to have a good supply of chilled beverages to keep everyone cool and refreshed at the outdoor party. Be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options for kids and guests who don’t drink alcohol. Lemonade and fruit punches are ideal, but for refreshing summer cocktails, check out the recipes here. Serve them in mugs or Margarita glasses. Also, pick up a case of your trusted go-to brand of beer and keep it cold in an insulated tub.
Checklist for Outdoor Happy Hours
- Beer, Cocktails
- Lemonade or Nonalcoholic Drinks
- Glasses, Mugs
- Ice Buckets, Insulated Tubs
- Bottle Opener
Table Setting & Poolside Décor
Your table will be the hub of the party, so dress it up with lovely table linen and pillows. Fill the table with serving trays, glasses, plates, and flatware. Decorate the poolside with trendy planters, lanterns, chalkboard signs, and chaise lounges.
Checklist for Outdoor Décor & Table Setting
- Plates and Bowls
- Cutting Board
- Table Linen
- Chalkboard Signs
- Chaise Lounge
Games & Toys
Checklist for Games
- Trampoline Slam Ball Target Toss Set
- Nerf Guns or Water Shooters
- Sandbox, Beach Toys
To ensure your beloved pets enjoy the summer party too, ready them with a cute bandana and keep their favorite outdoor toys close. Put up a tent bed with a cooling pad and keep the food bowl near. Serve them delicious treats and involve them in the games too.
Checklist for Pet Accessories
- Plush Toys
- Tee-Pee Pet Bed
- Cooling Pad
- Food and Water Bowls
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