Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tips for a successful Memorial Day BBQ.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a stellar barbecue. Here are some tips that I decided will make YOUR barbecue successful:

1. Have more than one keg, and make keg stands an activity for later in the evening. The masses love this.
2. Make sure you invite at least one person who will take their shirt off at a moment's notice. Hilarity will ensue.
3. Surround yourself with people who love really good food. Korean short ribs, cevapcici, pasta salad from the Barefoot Contessa, basil potato salad and a spicy roasted corn dish were only a few of the culinary delights we enjoyed. (Cheeseburgers were the late-night snack. Amazing, right?)
3a. Similarly, surround yourself with people who understand that BYOB means bring something to the party. (The "booze" table was bounteous.)
4. The music playlist is critical. Designate this role carefully and your party will succeed.
5. Yoga moves are a certain way to bring a ohmgee-ness to the festivities.
6. Surround yourself with some of your favorite people and take lots of silly photographs.
7. Champagne. Sangria.

Follow these suggestions and everyone is sure to have a good time. I speak from personal experience.

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