It’s a fact: everyone loves a summer barbeque. There’s something about the combination of great food, great company, and great weather that makes an afternoon summer barbeque such a pleasure. A day at the park with family and friends is one of the best ways to enjoy a gorgeous day. If you’re looking for a low-cost alternative to an expensive graduation party, why not think about a barbeque? You’ll save yourself the hassle of booking a reservation at a restaurant, and you’re also sure to save a bundle of money. All in all, a graduation barbeque is a great way to celebrate this momentous occasion.
The Food is What Counts
Make sure that you have something on your menu for everyone. Remember that some of your guests may not eat meat, so include delicacies such as veggie burgers. You’ll also want to consider a sampling of grilled vegetables. These are usually quite inexpensive, and tasty! Along the same lines, make sure to get enough meat for the other guests. You don’t want to run out while people are still hungry.
Along with the food, you’ll need an adequate supply of charcoal, as well as lighter fluid. Any grillmaster will tell you that too much charcoal is better than too little: don’t look like a fool trying for an hour to get the grill started while your guests’ stomachs rumble. You may want to consider having the event catered. Operating the grill is a lot of fun, but don’t forget that it gets hot behind there. You’ll want to be sure to enjoy yourself, so think about having a friend do the hard work so you can attend to the guests.
Bring Some Games
Everyone loves playing games in the great outdoors. Some of the obvious favorites include horseshoes, tag (along with all its variations, including freeze, manhunt, etc.), and classic sports like kickball. You could also just throw around the old pigskin. Whatever games you choose to incorporate, make sure that your guests get involved. After all, the graduate shouldn’t be playing by himself! You could also consider fun games like Twister. These will get your guests interacting with each other.
Invitations to the Party
Your graduation barbeque invitations should be fun and festive. Make sure that the guests are clear on the details: location, time, what to bring. If you plan on serving alcohol at the party, you may want to ask your guests to carpool together. For that matter, you might want to ask them to “BYOB” (bring your own beer). While beer is usually a part of a barbeque, it’s certainly not a necessity.
If you want to make the invitations especially fun, consider adding your own special elements. Your guests will love the different colors coming together to create a common theme.
Whatever invitations you choose, remember that this is your party! Make sure to enjoy yourself, and congratulations on your big day!