Hot weather means plenty of outdoor parties so here are some tips for throwing an amazing BBQ that people will be talking about all summer. We’ve got you covered when it comes to state of the art equipment, the best recipes and all the other bits and pieces that will make your party fantastic.

Cooking equipment

NapoleanThis giant grill is perfect for anyone who loves a bit of outdoor cooking. It’s get plenty of room for cooking, preparing and serving food. The adjustable heat settings mean you can cook food perfectly as well as keep it all warm.


This is another ridiculous and utterly wonderful outdoor cooking area. There’s your grill, a stainless steel fridge, a sink and plenty of counter space. This is a great choice if you have a lot of back yard space that you want to turn into party central.

Magma Weber

These final two BBQs are for those of you who don’t have, or don’t want to spend, thousands of dollars on this kind of equipment. Both of these would be plenty powerful for garden parties.

The food

IMG_1740BBQ food is usually about the meat. Usually it’s sticky, smoky and full of flavor but the sides are important too. Where possible, buy the best quality meat you can. If you’re not sure about cooking times, look it up. Some meat will be best if you slow roast them before transferring them to the grill, whereas others will only need a minute or two on each side before you can serve.

When it comes to sides, think about what accompanies the meat you are serving. Take some inspiration from this Food Network article.

Those little extras

Cooler tables

Take a look at our post on the cool items you should have in your back yard. These are the things that will have guests coming back for more.