Backyard BBQ Essentials

It’s time to fire up the grill! Nothing says summer like a backyard BBQ with your friends. We’ve created a checklist of everything you need for the ultimate grill sesh!

Backyard BBQ Essentials:


Whatever your budget or space, there’s definitely a grill for you. You can buy everything these days from a full-on outdoor stove to a camping sized grill. As long as you’ve got the food to go with it, everyone’s happy. Oh, and don’t forget fuel. That’s important.



A nice set of BBQ utensils can really up your grill game. A pair of tongs, a spatula, a fork, and a cleaning brush are the basics, but if you want to get fancy, you can invest in a basting brush, corn holders, skewers and extra brush heads.


Even with a blazing fire on the grill, summer nights can get cool sometimes. Keep your guests comfortable with an outdoor heater. It can also double as a light source after dusk!


The nights are getting longer and for some, that means a later dinner time. Make sure your guests can see your delicious spread by stringing some lights across your patio or lighting some candles!


Those pesky bugs love warm summer nights. Keep them to a minimum by lighting some citronella candles.


All this shop talk is making us thirsty. Be sure to stock a cooler with cold drinks to keep your guests hydrated while you prep the food!

Good Company

Last but not least, no good backyard BBQ is complete without people to share it with. Make it a potluck by providing the meat and asking everyone to bring a side or condiment.

Did we miss something? Let us know! We can’t wait to hear all about your backyard summer BBQs!