Summer is here and you know what that means! It’s barbecue season. Time to call up your friends and fire up the grill. But hey, we know hosting a backyard BBQ and feeding all of your friends and family every weekend can add up, so here are some of our go-to tricks for saving money and having a party that is #BBQgoals worthy.
Shop For Deals
Instead of creating a set menu, check out grocery ads and digital coupons to find the best deals on meat and other BBQ essentials. Also, make sure to check out Coupons.com! They have manufacturer coupons that you can use at most retailers.
Ditch The Name-Brands
Buy the store brand option for things like chips, condiments, and paper plates. You won’t be able to tell the difference and you’ll save money. Bye bye, name-brands!
There’s no shame in asking your guests to chip in! Tell your friends that you’ll grill the meat and ask them to bring sides, desserts, and drinks. Create a sign-up sheet so you don’t end up with six dozen cookies and no baked beans.
Keep Grilling Simple
Grilling on a budget doesn’t have to be bland. It’s easy to get creative with just a few simple ingredients. Check out this guide to budget-friendly recipes for some grill-worthy inspiration. Those chicken skewers are our personal fav!
Use What You’ve Got
Don’t break the bank decorating the backyard! Reuse old decorations or make use of things you already have. Hang Christmas tree lights around your porch. Or if you want to set the mood with some tunes, bring a portable speaker! Don’t have a speaker? No problem. Stick your phone into a cup and enjoy.
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