Memorial Day weekend is a popular weekend to camp or go to the beach, but that also means crowds and traffic. Hosting a Memorial Day BBQ in your own backyard is a great way to seize the three day weekend without dealing with the crowds. Below is a guide to your best Memorial Day BBQ.
Set the Tone
When imagining the sounds of a relaxing Memorial Day BBQ, the sizzle of the grill is often accompanied by good music. Much like the food itself, music will set the tone for your at-home get together. If you want your guests to lounge, some easy listening stations on Pandora Radio such as John Mayer, Frank Ocean, or Erykah Badu will soften the space. To encourage a more lively atmosphere at your Memorial Day soirette, upbeat and kid-friendly artists like Imagine Dragons, P!nk, or Kelly Clarkson may be preferable. Think about what kind of mood you want to set for your guests and let the music work its magic.
Gourmet Grill Master
Bar-b-que food is a staple of Memorial Day traditions, but it doesn’t have to be the same old hot dogs and hamburgers. If you want some more complex flavors to delight your palate, a personal chef might actually be the grill master you’re looking for. Don’t get stuck behind the grill. Hang out with your guests, enjoy the music, and participate in the fun! Let your personal chef take care of the menu planning, shopping and cooking.
In Good Company
What matters most, of course, is good company. Surrounded by friends and family, everyone is sure to make some meaningful Memorial Day memories. Casual get-togethers like these are also great opportunities to invite people you’d like to get to know better. If there’s some of your kid’s friends’ parents, newcomers at church, or new neighbors you would like to know, invite them! Creating a Facebook event is a great way to see who’s interested. BBQ food can be a good crowd-pleaser, no matter who is invited.
Skip the beach and campground crowds. Stay home this year and have a stress-free Memorial Day BBQ in your own backyard. Kick-back, relax, and enjoy your three day weekend!