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Great Tips for Bank Holiday Barbeques


Barbeques are great for gathering friends and family together to have fun – you don’t even need an excuse to have one! The perfect time of year for a flame-grilled feast is over a Bank Holiday weekend. Everyone has an extra day off to enjoy and summer Bank Holidays always have a great party feel about them.

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Keep calm and carry on!

With our unpredictable British weather, it’s a good idea to buy or borrow a gazebo for the occasion; when the typical showers start the party can still carry on. If you’re determined nothing will dampen the day, there are special gazebos to cover your barbeque, letting you cook whatever the weather.


Let me entertain you

Barbeques have a great atmosphere and usually no additional planning is needed to entertain guests. However, if children are coming, think about how to keep them amused so the adults can relax. This could be anything from a simple game of football to a bouncy castle.

If you’re thinking big, lots of bouncy castle hire companies offer giant board games at really good prices. Keep the kids amused with garden-sized Connect 4 or Jenga – or how about inflatable sumo wrestler costumes? These are great fun for both kids and grown-ups! For an adult only party, consider setting up some drinking games – we will be blogging great ideas for these soon so watch this space.

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The main event

Of course, the best thing about a barbeque party is the food. Be super-organised by making a list of all the food you’d like along with approximate cooking times. For larger gatherings, consider cooking in batches to save yourself stress. Don’t forget about vegetarian guests or those who have special dietary requirements.

If you only have a small barbeque, don’t worry. Simply ask guests to bring along theirs, or invest in a few handy disposables. Alternatively, make your own – we love this bucket barbeque!

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We have a great range of summer/BBQ party invitations to get your guests in the mood for a mouth-watering feast. View our entire range here: https://www.theinvitationboutique.co.uk/product-category/seasonal/garden-summer-party-invitations


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If you are holding a summer BBQ this year, we hope the weather holds out and you have a great time!

Shaaron xx


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