While you can grab some hamburger and a package of buns from the grocery store the day of your event, a little bit of pre-planning can help take a pleasant afternoon to the next level and make it truly memorable. Games? Lighting? Drinks? Are you serving all finger foods or is silverware necessary?
These are just a few of the questions to keep in mind to easily transform your barbeque into a party to remember!
Ready to plan your backyard party? Here are a few of my top tips for the days and weeks leading up to your gathering:
- Plan your menu accordingly — as well as having enough food for the number of guests, be sure to keep in mind any special dietary needs or allergies. Ensure your party goers will have plenty of choices in food as well as drinks for all tastes and preferences.
- Prepare the grill — if you are firing up your grill, be sure it is clean and oiled for optimal results.
- Decor can be big or small — from DIY to store bought, from elaborate to simple. Whether you choose to have matching tablecloths and napkins or color-coordinated hanging lights and citronella candles, show your friends and family a little special touch to give your yard a festive atmosphere.
- Entertainment — from your premade playlist to a variety of yard games, be sure that your guests will have something to do once they have finished eating (particularly children so that their parents can relax).
One extra addition that could go along with planning the menu is to introduce your guests to the newest snack to hit the market to satisfy everyone's sweet + crunchy craving, Fisher's tasty snack product, Fisher Nut Exactly snack bites!
Last month I was introduced to Fisher Nut Exactly and was amazed at this tasty snack! The combination of roasted nuts and whole grain popcorn is rolled into a bite sized snack and then dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter or salted caramel and the results are extremely yummy!
But now Fisher has taken things a step further yet again by debuting an exclusive new flavor of Fisher Nut Exactly, Almond Blueberry Dipped in Dark Chocolate snack bites, at Costco retailers in the Midwest.
I don't know about where you live, but around here Costco is the shopping destination of choice for just about everyone I know. Who can resist the jumbo containers, friendly employees and enough samples that you can pretty much have a complete meal while you browse around the store? So what better place to find a delicious 20 oz resealable package of Fisher Nut Exactly in the new Almond Blueberry Dipped in Dark Chocolate variety?
These unique Fisher Nut Exactly snack bites are a combination of roasted almonds, blueberries, pumpkin seeds and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a bite sized snack that is then dipped in rich dark chocolate.
The result is scrumptious, smart and gluten free; made with no artificial preservatives; and ends up both sweet and savory in your mouth!
Although my family hasn't been as in love with the Almond Blueberry Dipped in Chocolate variety as much as the previous four Fisher Nut Exactly flavors that we tried, I still think that these would be a wonderful addition to any backyard party or barbeque.
Just grab a handful and pop them into your mouth for just enough of a satisfying crunch of deliciousness!
Ready to find out more about Fisher Nut Exactly and decide which of the scrumptious flavors you will bring home first? Head over to FisherNutExactly.com to find a list of the retailers nationwide that carry them... but remember that the new Almond Blueberry Dipped in Dark Chocolate variety is exclusively available at Costco stores.
Then be sure to let Fisher know just how much you're enjoying their new Fisher Nut Exactly products by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter and using the #FisherNutExactly hashtag.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to include this tasty new snack into their own summer shindig (as well as stock up on other backyard party necessities), because...
One lucky person will win a prize package including a $50 Costco Gift Card (can be used without membership) and a 20 oz bag of Fisher Nut Exactly snack bites!
A big thank you to Fisher for providing a gift card and product for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.