I don’t know about y’all – but I actually managed to attend 4 different parties over Labor Day weekend – most of which were barbecues. Needless to say, it was a crazy jam-packed weekend, but it was a blast.
Sunday, Tory and I went to a party at Johanna’s. Honestly, I love throwing parties – and I know how to make to do lists – and I can entertain, but I’ve got nothing on this girl. (You can recap the tips and tricks post from a party I was at last year at her house.) That point can be proven by looking at her beer list. Here are party hosting tips from the pros (round 2):
First of all, there’s a list. Second of all, it’s sorted by location. Third of all, it’s then sorted by brewery. Fourth of all, there’s a count of how many are left.
She’s crazy and I love her. Not only that, but she married somebody who rocks the party hosting scene just as well as she does. The two of them make a great team.
I wanted to share with you three tips that I learned from her on Sunday.
BBQ Tips and Tricks
- If you want to buy a lot of different kinds of beer, but don’t want to be left a lot afterwards, split cases with someone – that way you can get two varieties for the same cheaper price of one case.
- If you have guests you will be there that are vegan or vegetarian or eat gluten free, label the food to make it easier for everyone. I saw the food-planning list ahead of time and it was based around each of these options.
- If people bring something, they usually bring desserts. If you have an option to make an extra entree/side dish or a dessert, choose the entree or side dish.
- Crock pot food is easy to cook, to transport, and to keep warm all day. I’m kind of jealous of her triple slow cooker. Not that I have a place to store it.
- JALAPENO POPPER DIP IS A MUST. It’s in CAPS. I feel that strongly about it. Honestly, check out this recipe. You will be everyone’s favorite person ever.
Did anybody learn any tricks at a barbecue this weekend?