The smell of burgers and hotdogs only means one thing: it’s officially barbeque season! Although this summer staple is quite a fun way to get together with friends and family, there is a downside: the sun could be unbearable. Fortunately, there are some ways to keep you and your guests cool for a fraction of the cost — and we’re here to tell you!
Provide Sources of Water
Looking for the best way to keep your guest cool? Invest in a drink bucket! Relatively inexpensive, a drink bucket (or cooler) is an excellent method of keeping your guests hydrated with ease — with minimal effort on your part, too!
To start, just purchase a bag of ice with the bucket. From there, place the bucket in a shaded area and fill it halfway with some cold water from your garden hose. Next, take the ice and dump the entire bag in the bucket. Once that’s complete, place your beverages in the bucket, and you’re good to go!
Create Some Shade
Another way to keep your guests cool at your barbeque is to create some shade! The best way? Visit your local dollar store for either a few beach umbrellas, an outdoor canopy or both; it’s entirely up to you! Once you acquire these materials, it’s then time to start creating some “shade stations” in your backyard!
First, you’ll want to map out your backyard, depending on where you want your guests to be dining or where you’ll anticipate there to be a lot of outdoor traffic. Once that’s complete, you can start by setting up umbrellas in those areas and placing small tables/chairs underneath.
Not only will this be a great way to provide some much-needed shade, but it will make your barbeque much more fun (and spacious, too)!
Bring the Hats
One of the best ways to keep your guests cool? Provide some hats! To do this, you’ll want to visit your local dollar store and pick up a series of cheap baseball hats. From there, you can either personalize them with each guest’s name or leave them blank — it’s entirely up to you!
Once you’ve acquired the hats, you can then place them around the table or put them in a bucket near the entrance of your barbeque. Not only will be this be the best way to keep your guests cool, but it will also protect them from sunburn, too!