This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I just love springtime, don’t you? The majestic weeping willow out front has sprouted its beautiful green leaves and the flowers are beginning to bloom. I am more than happy to stuff my sweaters in their storage boxes and pull out my sundresses and tank tops. Oh, and I can tell the kids to go outside and play and not have to spend an hour getting them dressed in their snow gear! It also means I get to throw an awesome BBQ for my friends, family and neighbors.
Nothing beats a crowd of my favorite peeps coming over to my house to just hang out, talk, eat and have fun. But, before you go throwing your own party, here are a few tips to get you rolling: Theme: If you come up with a theme, it can actually make planning the party easier. It helps with the decorations, the drinks and food and even the music. You can choose a theme around a specific color, a song, decade or even a Hawaiian luau. Once you have a theme, you can move forward with your other party details.
Prep: The hostess who is able to mingle and enjoy her own BBQ party is one who prepped well the night before! Don’t be afraid to delegate either! Get the family to lend a hand, making it even easier to throw your epic party.
Drinks: To cut down on the cost as well as the bartending duties, create a signature drink to serve at your party. If you have various age groups attending, offer an alcoholic as well as a non-alcoholic version so everyone can enjoy your party cocktail!
Food: If you come up with a menu, it will help plan your party and keep your grocery bill to a minimum. Just because you are throwing a BBQ, that doesn’t mean you have to make burgers and hot dogs! If you have the proper grill, you can serve a slew of great dishes that are extraordinary instead of ordinary. With the new Char-Broil Kettleman Grill and it’s amazing features, you can step up your BBQ game and have your party guests glad they came. It is hard to believe that Char-Broil brought the first charcoal grill to market more than 65 years ago. Their latest, the Char-Broil’s new Kettleman 22.5” Charcoal Grill, is a new and improved grill which is a more efficient and easier to use kettle-style grill. Don’t be fooled thinking this is the same old grill, because this Char-Broil Kettleman is not your run of the mill charcoal kettle grill.
The Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal grill is loaded with features that will make throwing your awesome BBQ party easier than ever! Never burn your fingers again with the cool-touch damper on the grill’s lid. You will get evenly cooked food with the vents around the body of the kettle, which allows the air to fuel the fire from all sides. You can serve smaller foods like shrimp or asparagus with the porcelain coated no-fall-through grate. You still get that great grilled taste without worrying about your smaller food falling through the grates. You can even add flavored or smoked wood chips for a completely different flavor profile. Save money on food and charcoal because you can cook twice as many burgers with the same 50 briquettes as the leading kettle. You will love the ash control with the slide-in, porcelain-coated ashtray, making cleanup a breeze. Gone are the days of your dad’s grill where he had to look for a place to set the lid down. With the hinged, latching lid that never has to touch the ground during the grilling experience and makes moving the grill easy as pie. Take a look at all of the great features and see just how awesome this kettle grill from Char-Broil really is. At an affordable MSRP of $129, you will have more money in your pocket to spend on your party decor and goodies! You can buy your Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal grill from the Char-Broil website or from Lowe’s.
Want to learn more about the Kettleman grill? You can check it out here.
You might also enjoy this recipe for Barbecue Beef Brisket.
What is your go to BBQ dish you would make on your Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal grill?