Summer is mere days away and with the equinox comes backyard barbeques! The sun is up well into the evening, causing the kids—and the grown-ups—to be up well past their bedtimes. Grilling smells from all the neighbors’ houses float and swirl together through the trees making even the squirrels salivate. Alright, let’s not get carried away. It makes all the humans around the grills really happy that they are about to be eating soon, while the squirrels go about their business as usual.
We at MDG believe that there are some crucial elements for the perfect al fresco dining experience. Below, you will find our tips to keep your guests coming back for more.
1. To be the ultimate host, one needs to be prepared for anything. Whether you’re serving kabobs, grilled pizzas, veggies, or good old burgers and dogs, get all your grill accessories cleaned and seasoned.
2. Fresh-squeezed lime in a margarita, grapefruit in a mimosa, or lemonade for the kiddos will set the tone from pre-dinner drinks to way-too-late dessert cocktails.
3. Backyard frivolity is all the more reason to dress up your table with pretty plates and dishes. Mix and match patterns and colors, high and low.
4. Yard games allow you to play for fun, play for the win, or play for the rights to host next.