We’ve all been there at least once. That special occasion is right around the corner and this year you’re in charge. It’s going to be a beautiful day, and better yet, you have the chance to impress your family, friends, and neighbors with your superb barbecuing skills. But what are some things you can do to help this year be better than the last?

1. Start Simple – Potluck Style.

Who doesn’t enjoy a friendly get together where everyone gets to contribute? You get to test out your brand new grill and provide the easy stuff, like hot-dogs and hamburgers, while everyone else brings sides and desserts!

2. Have Some Entertainment.

Now I’m not saying you need to go out and hire a full-fledged band to play at your barbecue, but it is always important to have some games and music for everyone to enjoy while they reminisce. Whether it’s a simple game of horseshoes, a new board game, or even an outdoor movie — everyone loves a little bit of entertainment.
Consider impressing your guests by “letting them win” at a board game of their choosing on your incredibly new and beautiful Metropolitan Dining Set.

3. Have Options for Cooling Off.

Face it, it’s probably hot outside. And if you’re out cooking on the grill, that just makes you even more miserable in the heat. Here are a few ways you can help everyone stay cool:
  • Drinks!
    • Provide refreshments! It should go without saying, but we often forget even the simplest things like water.
  • Set up a sprinkler.
    • Have kids? Set up a sprinkler in the backyard for them to stay cool and entertained.
  • Provide shade.
    • How about an 11′ octagon umbrella? This clever umbrella can be set anywhere and provide shade wherever you need it. Made with outdoor safe fabric, there’s nothing it can’t handle at your friendly neighborhood barbecue.
Let us help you throw the barbecue/outdoor event of your dreams. Whether you need dining chairs and tables, grills, chaise lounges, or anything and everything in-between — we will always have something to fit any budget.
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