How to Host the Perfect Father's Day Garden BBQ

Find out how to host the perfect Father’s Day garden BBQ with this helpful guide from the team at Berkeley DeVeer.

How to Host the Perfect Father's Day Garden BBQ Father’s Day is approaching and with the summer weather here it’s the perfect time to dust off the BBQ and celebrate the day by enjoying some delicious grilled food - after all, dads love a BBQ.

So to make sure everything goes off without a hitch and your dad gets the treat he deserves, we’ve put together this guide full of our top garden BBQ hosting tips.

Getting the right set of tools First things first, you’re going to need the best equipment possible for the BBQ. A long-handled pair of tongs make moving heavier cuts easier and safer. Make sure that you have a good pair of protective gloves as well - as it will definitely get hot!

Also, make sure that you have a meat thermometer - these can be useful to see if your cuts have been thoroughly cooked. You can find all of the essential tools to cook with here.

If you’re looking for something to get your dad specifically for a BBQ, why not get him this personalised apron or this dad’s grill set?

Preparation is key Work out how much meat you’ll need to satisfy everyone and how much time you’re going to  cook it all. You can also prepare some things the night before or in the morning, for example, getting salads ready, chopping onions or marinating your meats.

You can find a detailed preparation blog here - this will set you on the right path to creating the perfect BBQ setting and banquet.

Find the best space for your BBQ With the current social distancing requirements in place you’ll want to position the grills, seating and food areas far enough apart so people can access them comfortably.

You also want to make sure you get your BBQ itself in a place where everyone can see the master at work, particularly if your dad wants to take the BBQing reins on his special day.

Many of our fantastic properties for sale include spacious gardens that are perfectly designed for enjoying the sun! Our gardens can make the ideal setting for kicking back and enjoying a delicious BBQ, whether you’re celebrating or not!

Getting the right mix of drinks Instead of simply getting the beers in, why not try something different, like this Pimms cocktail? It’s a true taste of summer and is very refreshing as you can also serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries.

You should also consider getting your dad’s favourite drink in, we’re sure he’d appreciate it! Why not get him some bbq drinking jars expertly designed for a drink in the sun? If you’re looking for something non-alcoholic and inclusive, there’s also these ten summer drinks that are sure to go down a treat!

Be prepared for the weather to turn on you With the Great British weather temperamental to say the least, you should have your oven prepped and ready to finish off your BBQ food, should you get caught in a sudden downpour. Equally, if all else fails, you can find these excellent tips on what to do if you have to make your Father’s Day BBQ food indoors!

We hope you all enjoy an excellent Father’s Day! Be sure to use these tips to help you get the day started and have a perfect garden BBQ. Remember these tips don’t just have to be specific to Father’s Day - you can also use them all summer long!