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National Barbecue Month

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Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? The weather is getting warmer, which makes it a perfect time to strike up a grill and dig into some delicious barbecue fare. It can be difficult to host a barbecue, as there are so many things to consider. In this week’s Wildwood Towers Apartments Blog, we’ll share with you some tips on how you can host a great barbecue!


It’s not a great feeling when you’re just about finished with grilling your food at a barbecue and you find out that you’ve forgotten plates to put your food on. We recommend making a list of your essential items and double checking it the night before! If you aren’t sure what to bring, here’s a list of essentials to consider:

  • Plates
  • Utensils (for serving and eating)
  • Cups
  • Napkins
  • Trash bags


The food you’re going to be grilling up is the star of the show, so you should pay extra attention to the recipes you’re using! There are plenty of recipes out there, so find the ones you like and give them a try. If you’re inviting others over to your barbecue, make sure that you’ve got enough food for everyone to have a healthy serving. If it’s too much for you to prepare all the food yourself, invite your guests to bring a dish to share. Making it a potluck allows everyone to participate and contribute to the event.


What happens after the food has been devoured and everyone’s full? Instead of sending everyone home, use the time after the meal to catch up with the friends you’ve invited, play some music, or even throw the football around. Enjoy the warmer weather and the time with your friends!

Do you have any tips for throwing an awesome barbecue during National Barbecue Month? Share your tips with our Arlington, VA apartment community by leaving a comment!