Father’s Day is on the horizon and since it is in June, what better way to celebrate the macho equivalent of Mother’s Day – minus the cards and flowers – than with something sizzling on a grill?
Follow The KISS Rule
For example, if you overdo anything, make sure the excess comes from food and beverages. Too many decorations – like balloons and party hats – will drop the whole affair into something that could end up being called dorky rather than awesome. However, excessive fireworks could push an otherwise dull BBQ into the Event of the Century.
Carefully Select The Menu
We’ve already indicated that this event is going to involve sizzling meat. But before you go nuts at the butcher shop, plan out what all you intend to have available for food. Think SuperBowl Party on steroids. You have to have more than just burgers, steaks and smokies. Add salads, chips, drinks, buns, condiments, desserts…you get the idea. Should Dad’s favorite BBQ item happen to be a particularly special cut of meat, make sure there are a couple or more in the inventory just for him. Whatever you do, don’t toss in a curve ball and have just veggie burgers or some low-cost frozen bag of meat byproducts because you didn’t budget properly.
Stock The Bar
Once you gather up all the beverages you can’t just leave them sitting in the garage until needed. You have to make sure the drinks are chilled just right. One way to save yourself a bit of that science is by using a drink dispenser. There are several on the market designed with parties like yours in mind.
Three we like are:
Our 3 Gallon Refrigerator Bottle is essentially a giant sized drinking, dispensing bottle.
Well, that’s sort of what it reminds us of. It holds 3 gallons of cold drinking material and has an extra large mouth for easy pouring and even easier cleaning. The dispenser has a faucet valve and 100mm cap and just to be a bit on the funky side there’s a built-in air plug. What that does is equalizes the air pressure on the inside of the bottle for easy flow of liquid pleasure. Sorry, maybe we should have warned you about the scientific spoiler there.
What’s an amazin’ BBQ without tunes blaring?
Besides, if the smells don’t make your neighbors jealous, the right selection of music probably will. The basic playlist rules are to include as many of Dad’s favorite tunes as you can identify. Filling an hour with music that was popular during the year he was born is taboo. That’ll get you a burnt veggie burger and no bun for your efforts. Stick to his faves and fill out the rest with tunes that’ll make the backyard party hop, skip and jump. Avoid disco, rap and anything that resembles cover versions of big hits.
The Games People Play
When you promote your Father’s Day BBQ as being loaded with fun ‘n’ games you need to deliver on the games part. Unless there is a backyard pool nearby, you may find yourself doing some improvisation. That’s okay because we’ve got you covered.
A Few Final Word
As much fun as it will be to blow the roof off of the garage and patio deck with this massive Father’s Day celebration you are planning, remember to play safely. That means having alternatives available for rides home and someone keeping an eye on things to make sure no one gets hurt in a checkers-related incident or other potential injuries. The safer your BBQ is, the more likely you’ll be able to host more for reasons other than just Father’s Day.
Have fun and remember, we like our steak medium-rare.
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