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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Make no mi-steak, we know how to throw the best backyard barbie.

Are you looking for a relaxed option for a birthday party or event? A backyard BBQ is the perfect option for a laid back get together with all your friends and family. For the ulti-meat guide to planning a fun backyard BBQ, check out our top tips.

What’s the Occasion?

Backyard BBQs make for a perfect low-key engagement or birthday party, as well as an excuse to get your family and friends together for a good time.

Personalise your backyard BBQ by creating a theme. Use decorations and alter your menu to reflect your chosen theme. Our favourites are:

Traditional Picnic: Keep it simple with a red and white chequered tablecloth or picnic blanket. For no-spill drinks, use mason jars with lids and straws and make traditional homemade lemonade for your guests to enjoy.

Mexican: Throw a fiesta and use a sombrero to display snacks. Serve pulled pork grilled corn, and finish off the BBQ with a piñata!

Tropical: A tropical theme is perfect for a BBQ around the pool. Serve punch with slices of fruit and quirky straws, use hollowed out coconuts instead of bowls, and serving grilled pineapple is a must!

Grilled Corn


Plan Your Menu

When considering what to include in your menu, take into consideration any dietary requirements. I.e.: options for those who are vegetarian or vegan.

Reflect your theme in your menu. Stick to the traditional burger patties, sausages and steaks, or spice things up with ribs, veggie skewers and exotic meats like crocodile or kangaroo.

To decide how much food to buy, cater for everyone having at least two pieces of meat, so one burger and one hotdog, plus a few sides of salad. If there are left overs, you can divide it up for guests to take home or use for lunches the next day.

Chicken barbeque


The Set-Up

The number one must have for a backyard BBQ is of course, a barbecue. You can find a variety of barbecues to grill, smoke, bake, or however you prefer to cook.

Make sure you have enough seating and tables, so everyone can have somewhere to sit and enjoy their food.

If you know children will be in attendance, set up fun games, like oversized lawn games, or even that piñata we mentioned above.

If the BBQ will carry into the evening, make sure you have adequate lighting and cans of insect repellent will always be appreciated by your guests.

BBQ friends


If you are planning a BBQ, check out these Moranbah and Mackay butchers for quality, fresh meat.


Fresco’s Quality Meats

Phone: (07) 4955 1930

Address: 109 Bedford Road, Andergrove QLD 4740

Fresco’s Quality Meats are dedicated to supplying quality meats at affordable prices. Their products include:

  • Steak, sausages & BBQ loins
  • Chicken, lamb, poultry & small goods
  • Bulk meat packs, meat trays & BBQ packs

Open 7 days a week, the professional Andergrove butchers at Fresco’s Quality Meats service both retail and wholesale needs. Customise a pack for your event or BBQ at fantastic prices. Drop by to see what specials they have on offer today!


Are you looking for a Moranbah butcher?


McButchery

Phone: (07) 4941 5668

Address: 5/9 Griffin Street, Moranbah QLD 4744

McButchery stocks a range of prime quality meat, as well as frozen seafood and pantry staples. Their products include:

  • Beef, chicken, marinated chicken, lamb & sausages
  • Pet food, vegetables, fresh bread, milk & frozen seafood
  • Barbecue packs & fundraising meat trays

McButchery has everything you could ever want for a backyard BBQ! Hire a spit roaster, stock up on meat and they will even supply knives for your convenience. Visit McButchery today for your next BBQ.


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