How to Throw the Best Summer Barbecue

Backyard barbecues are a summertime staple. There is nothing that compares to delicious food fresh off the grill with all your favorite people around. Kids splash through sprinklers, pets chase close behind, and everyone seems to be in a festive mood. While we can’t divulge our famous ages-old barbecue recipe, we can tell you how to create the perfect backyard shindig just in time to celebrate the warm summer weather. Follow these steps for a foolproof party your friends will be talking about for years:

Prep the Yard
Set up tiki torches and party lights, and arrange plenty of seating. Our customers have provided great feedback after hosting parties on their Turf Now!® backyard grass. Homeowners love the natural look and feel of our artificial grass that also maintains the curb appeal most Los Angeles H.O.A.’s require. We are also the only company to receive a Class A fire rating, so you and your guests will stay safe during the party.

Plan an Inclusive Menu
Be sure to grill a wide variety of options for your party guests so no one is left out. Many will probably like traditional options like burgers and brats, but there might also be several people who prefer grilled Portobello mushrooms or vegetable kabobs. Grill vegetables first or keep them on a separate part of the grill to keep the meal vegetarian-friendly and avoid cross-contamination.

Play Some Tunes
Turn on your outdoor stereo system or bring out a stereo to keep the mood light and fun. Some people have a favorite party mix, but we always recommend classic rock to keep everyone happy. Keep the music on a loop so you don’t have to repeatedly run over and press “play.”

Pool Party!
Tell everyone to bring their suits and plan for a splashing good time! Bring out the pool noodles and lay out a few Super Soakers to encourage mischievous behavior. Some people even prefer to keep a big pile of water balloons in the yard. Our artificial grass has a drainage rate of 30-inches per hour, so it’s okay to take your fun onto the lawn.

Everyone likes to leave with a little something special, so plan a fun game like a relay race or fill a jar with candy and have everyone guess how much is inside. The winner gets to take home the jar (candy included) and may even win a gift card to their favorite store or a gag gift to remind them of the fun time they had. Consider laying out some additional games like a beanbag toss so people can entertain themselves at leisure, too.

With a little finesse and the right personal touches you can throw the backyard barbecue everyone is talking about this summer! Get started today with a brand new look for your yard using Turf Now!® L.A.’s artificial grass made especially for homes and residential areas. Our grass lends a soft, natural look to your summer gatherings and requires very little maintenance – even after your party guests have left. Now that’s summertime fun you can count on!