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Everybody loves a BBQ party, especially Christmas BBQ parties. Christmas is a time of the year when people come together to celebrate the holiday itself and all the blessings of the year. Planning Christmas BBQ parties is similar to any other party. First, you need to ensure you send out your invitations earlier and with plenty of notice.

The holiday is usually a very busy time for a lot of people. Therefore, to have a successful Christmas BBQ party, you need to plan early. You can start as early as 2 months to Christmas. This will give you enough time to go over the details and be sure that you have everything ready and on time.

So, how do you plan the best Christmas BBQ Party?

  • Date

It is very important to mark the date. This will ensure your party does not clash with anyone’s holiday plans.

  • Guest List

Who are you inviting to your party? Everyone likes Christmas BBQ parties and would never feel good knowing they missed one. However, whoever you choose to invite entirely depends on you. For instance, you may invite close friends, family and perhaps co-workers. They say the more the merrier, so might even ask your invitees to bring a guest. That’s your choice!

  • Budget

This on the other hand usually depends on the number of guests you are inviting to your party. So, can your budget handle the number of people you are inviting? If not, you may just invite a few people. Remember, you do not want to go bankrupt or end up spoiling the party by having guests feel uncomfortable.

  • Venue

Your first choice would be your home, right? If it is, then you’re all set. However, if you want to host your Christmas BBQ parties elsewhere then reserve the space early to avoid losing out.

  • Menu

The menu also depends on your budget. Nevertheless, since we already know it’s a BBQ, it’s a lot easier. You know your guest very well so be sure to include vegetarian and vegan food in your menu so that all your guests can enjoy the party comfortably. You can look at The Meat Thief’s menu to get an idea of what to include in your menu.

  • Catering

After finalizing your menu, you need to go straight into getting a caterer for your BBQ party. The Meat Thief is the perfect catering company for BBQs. Have us bring our culinary expertise to your Christmas BBQ party by cooking you and your guests the most delicious food. Getting a caterer will save you a lot of time and allow you to mingle with your guests as meals are served on your behalf.

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Yours Faithfully,

The Meat Thief – Outdoor Event Catering Team