POPS PICKS: BBQ Essentials
The suns out and so are the terrible tan lines. It’s official, it’s BBQ season and we’re excited. For some, BBQ season is about having fun in the sun with friends and family. For others, the thought of BBQ season may be stressful. What if there is not enough food? What if the guests don’t enjoy themselves? What if it rains? Don’t worry! POPS have got you covered to make sure it’s a sizzling success with POPS top tips.
Suns out, buns out. British weather can be somewhat unpredictable. The last thing you want is rain on your parade, so do us a favour and check the weather forecast in advance.
Don’t let poor preparation ruin your grill game. Preparing the food and side dishes beforehand will make the actual event a whole lot easier, especially when catering for guests with dietary requirements.
Don’t scrimp on the nibbles. They are easy to handle and a great way to stop your guests going hungry waiting for the BBQ. We love Tyrrell’s crisps selection.
Bust a groove. Having some background music is a great way to help your guests feel more relaxed and mingle. So get your guests singing and dancing along to a playlist filled with feel good summer songs and upbeat classics.
It’s happy hour somewhere so stock up your mini bar. Why not set up a drinks station for your guests filled with summer time favourites such as PIMM’S. If you love PIMM’S, you should try our PIMM’S popsicle!
Avoid a musical chair situation. Whilst some guests may prefer to stand, make sure you have enough practical seating for all of your guests with tables nearby for food and drinks to be placed.
Stay saucy. Condiments are a big win with Brits and great for adding flavour. Standard essentials we recommend are tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. If you have the time, why not make your own and impress your guests.
ICE spy no bored guests. Don’t forget to entertain your guests. Whether that be terrible singing on a home karaoke system or bringing out the garden games such as giant Jenga, we’ll leave that up to you.
When you need to chill or even #BreakTheIce, offer your guests our Espresso Martini or Gin & Lemon. We’re sure that will get them talking.
Roll with it. BBQs are intended to be enjoyable and a great occasion to catch with friends and family. So, don’t sweat the small stuff. Just remember, anything is POPsicle if you just believe.