Here at American Party Rentals, we have survived the busy spring season and are ready for the summer festivities to begin! What’s a better way to kick off this summer than with a backyard barbecue with family and friends? Get prepared for your next cook-out by making sure you have these 5 must-have items!
1. The grill
Get your event cooking with a propane or charcoal grill! The most important part of your party, besides having a great time, is the grill. Use a grill to cook burgers, hot dogs or chicken on and still spend time with your guests outside. Before deciding what type of grill to use, consider what flavors you want to taste or how quickly you want to cook the food.
2. Plenty of seating
Don’t leave your partygoers left to eat and mingle on their feet, pull out some tables and chairs. You want to be sure your guests are comfortable, so make sure there is plenty of seating for everyone. You can spice up the scene by using tablecloths, colored napkins and other decorations. Check out our latest showroom table:
3. Platters and bowls
You can’t have a barbecue without delicious sides! Whip up potato salad, beans, corn salad, grilled veggies or coleslaw and display them on a buffet table for everyone to enjoy. Use ceramic platters or acrylic bowls that are different shapes and sizes to impress your guests.
As night falls, set the mood with outdoor lighting. Use lanterns or yard stakes to create a dim glow. Soft lighting will make guests feel relaxed and carefree. If you’re planning a daytime party, allow for shade to escape to by using umbrellas around the tables.
The best way to keep your guests cool and refreshed is by serving chilled beverages. There’s nothing better than an ice cold drink on a hot summer evening and what better way to ice them down than with a decorative party tub. You can also use a large 100qt ice chest, and don’t forget about an electric beer tap for those summer kegs!