There’s nothing like a good old fashion barbeque to celebrate summer! An American tradition, cooking food on the grill with friends, family, and neighbors over is a cultural past time. Things have gotten a lot more sophisticated than your grandfather’s bbq, though. Backyard barbeques are an event! Turn up the dial on your bbq this year with decor, food, and drink that will make it the talk of the neighborhood. The floral experts here at Evansville’s top florist shop, Zeidler’s Flowers, have the low-down on how to throw a terrific backyard bash!
Elevate Your Backyard BBQ with These Tips
Coordinate with colors
Choose plates, pitchers, tablecloths, and other decor shades of single color to add style and posh to your bbq party. Or, have neutral tones with a added pop of color from the plates, the cups, or a few of summer’s brightest blooms.
Display flowers in unique ways
Get a little creative with the placement of your flowers. Hang them from the trees, place then in painted tin buckets or cans, or fill mason jars with colorful buds. Other items you can use to put flowers in besides a vase are old teapots, wire baskets, unused birdcages, and lanterns. You will be surprised by how something so simple as this can truly elevate your outdoor style.
Add flower petals to your drinks
For a refreshing delight, put fresh flower petals in drink pitchers. Just be sure the flowers are pesticide-free. If you’re not sure, just wash them with water before adding them to drinks. Great choices to add to drinks include violet, roses, nasturtium, and lavender. For drink recipes that include flowers, go here.
Make everyday objects extra special with flowers
Place blooms in a bowl of water for a lovely floating bouquet. Another idea is to put small flowers within an egg shell for a unique and delightful display. Add decorative cut flowers to a paper bag tied with twine and allow guests to take them as parting gifts.
Flowers will elevate and add instant style and a mood of happiness to outdoor events such as a barbeque. Just be sure to choose hardy blooms that hold up under the heat remaining vibrant and perky all day. Good choices include:
More Tips for a Memorable Backyard BBQ
Let your grill skills shine by cooking items beyond burgers and dogs. Explore other grilleable items such as fish for grilled fish tacos, grilled chicken Caprese, or grilled flatbread.
Have separate areas for drinks and food to keep things organized. Novel ways to display your drinks include placing beer and soda in a wheelbarrow full of ice and drinks for the kids in a an inflatable pool full of ice.
Have plenty of games on hand to keep your guests entertained. Popular outdoor games include corn hole, horseshoes, large Jenga and Connect 4 games, and Hula Hoops.
Finally, provide plenty of seating for all of your guests by putting out folding chairs, blankets or benches, and other comfortable outdoor furniture so the party can continue into the night. .
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