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How to Host a Quality Summer BBQ | NIKU Farms

May 27, 2022

Want to host an epic barbecue for family and friends this summer? We’re here to help!

It’s obvious that you’ll need incredible food. But a good barbecue is so much more than just good eats. You’ll need a variety of types of dishes, drinks, entertainment, and of course – the right people.

Keep on scrolling to get some tips on how to host a quality summer barbecue!

A cutting board with two loaded burgers on top. One bun is open, showcasing the pickles, cheese, lettuce and tomato inside. There is a small dish of relish to the side and a bowl with ridged potato chips.

Delicious Food

The point of a barbecue is to eat super flavourful food off the grill! So it’s no surprise that we’re recommending you take the time to build out a menu that covers a variety of dishes.

When it comes to your meats, it’s a given that you’ll need some kind of burgers – beef, turkey, bison, lamb, it doesn’t matter what type of burgers, but having a patty option is essential. You should also have some kind of sausages, too. Get adventurous and add some other cuts like pork ribs or chicken drumsticks!

You’ll need some fruits and vegetables to accompany your meaty mains! Corn on the cob is excellent on the grill, as well as watermelon or pineapple. Mix up a good, fresh coleslaw to round out your menu!

Cold Drinks

A cool, crisp drink to go along with your succulent grilled meats is so important.

Beer from your local brewery is a classic for a reason! But if you’re looking for another way to incorporate booze into your menu, try mixing up a refreshing cocktail like margaritas, sangria or mojitos.

Of course, it’s important to have non-alcoholic options, and you can’t go wrong with a fresh lemonade or iced tea.

Fun Games and Activities

Just because you’ve finished eating, doesn’t mean the party is over! 

If you’ve got a swimming pool in your yard, that’s a great way to keep everyone cool and entertained. But it’s not necessary to have a good time. Try setting up cornhole or ring toss in the backyard. Or why not invest in a giant Jenga set, or organizing a three-legged race? There are so many types of games that people of any age can enjoy.

Sweet Desserts

It can be as simple as Jello with whipped cream, or a make-your-own sundae bar. Or if you’ve got access to a firepit, maybe you’ll want to roast some marshmallows.

No matter your dessert of choice, a sweet treat will be a great way to wrap up the day.

Family and Friends

All you have left to do is invite your favourite people! It’s not a party without family and friends to share a fun time. 

Planning your big summer barbecue? Head over to our products page to get an idea of how NIKU Farms pasture-raised meat products can make your barbecue a day to remember!