Essentials for the perfect 4th of July BBQ
Nothing’s as American as Apple Pie. Okay, that and we’re pretty well known for a real summer barbecue too! Each area of the US has a different BBQ style, but when it comes down to it, there are definite some essentials you need for pulling off an epic barbecue.
The 4th of July is time for celebration. There aren’t many “don’ts” for 4th of July barbecue planning, but there are plenty of essentials you’ll need. Food, friends and fun are a given, but here’s an additional checklist you can use to make sure you have everything you need for the perfect 4th of July barbecue.
First things first, you need a grill. While you can use the public ones at the park, if that’s where you are, we’re going to focus on a grill that can do it all, while still being reasonably priced.
Next, we know you absolutely must have a way to showcase your favorite team. So, pick a grill set from Fanatics. A bonus is that they have a coupon right now for free shipping! Yes, you can get free shipping on all orders over $30 at Fanatics.com with code 30SHIP
While still not patriotic, you can get a grill cover that inspires a little team rivalry.
Auburn Tigers White Jersey BBQ Grill Cover
If you are one for cast iron cooking, or if you have hot potatoes on the grill that tongs just really don’t work for, these cooking gloves are perfect for up to 475*
Don’t forget to dress up the condiments! This condiment server set can be used year round – no issues with it being too “summer-y” for those living where you can grill year round!
Unless you’ve gotten your yard treated for mosquitoes, bugs can be a real party pooper. Keep your food bug-free with a food cover net.
An inflatable drink bar is a must-have as well. This one has a drain for easy removal of melted ice.
If you’re grilling meat, you must have a proper meat thermometer. Digital and talking and easy to see with a sunny glare? Yep, this has it.
Now when it comes to decor, consider a red, white and blue outdoor table cloth. This is a cute paisley print and for only $10!
This table cloth is even less expensive, but likely is one time use. But, 4th of July comes once a year!
Don’t forget the patriotic napkins and paper plates!