There’s no time like the present to arrange a fun filled evening of grilling seafood and ribs with special friends. With the right ingredients and a bit of planning, your evening will be sure to impress. Start off the night by prepping some delicious marinades for your meats and seafood – try out something a bit spicy, or go with mild if that’s what you prefer. This blog will show you just how to organize this evening of events.
1) From the Pool to The Fire:
Arranging a pool party with a bonfire next door can only lead to an eventful evening. Set up the area with streamers, umbrellas, layback chairs, perhaps a throw blanket or two. Have some lanterns set up and make sure you have a cozy setup at the bonfire for the aftermath after dinner. Let everyone arrive in costume wear ready to take a plunge, whereafter mocktails will be served.
2) What to Drink and Snack:
While enjoying the clear blue pool, it’s time to bring out the snacks and mocktails. Introducing blue, yellow, green and pink mocktails to kickstart the evenings events. Fruit kebabs, cocktail sausages, sauces to dip fresh vegetable sticks in just to balance out the guilty conscious, and plenty of chips are a must.
3) Seafood to Ribs, White to Red:
After the pool and snacks it’s time to get the main grilling show on the road. Fire up those coals, or gas stove, and let the marinated meats start sizzling away! Make sure you have a variety of options for everyone to choose from – simple grilled fish fillets, lobster in a shell, spare ribs, filet dunked in red wine, chicken wings, seafood kebabs… the possibilities are endless.
Let everyone choose what they would like and start marinating the food for a few hours beforehand. There’s no end to what you can prepare. Don’t forget about some delicious sides such as well- grilled corn with garlic butter, veggie skewers with peppers and onions, potato wedges with BBQ sauce – your guests will thank you for this tasty treat.
4) Sweet treats to end off the evening:
When the night sky has taken over, light up candle lanterns on tables around the pool area. Set up an ice cream stand with scoops of various flavors for everyone to lap up before ending off their night with a bang! Fireworks in crescendo form will seal the deal as you end off the evening and let everyone head home with a memorable experience.
5) Set Up a Bar:
A great way to end off an evening with friends is by setting up a bar area at the pool side with mocktails, margaritas and beers. Everyone can grab whatever suits their palate and watch as night falls around them. This is the time where everyone can start to gather around the fire and enjoy conversations while they munch on their meals. What’s more romantic than watching a sunset in a friendly setting? So set up your bar, and as the moon rises you’ll be enjoying an evening of laughter, fun, food and drinks!
6) Fun time, laughter time:
Gather around the bonfire and make sure you have plenty of music to keep everyone entertained. Have some funny games organized and bring out the marshmallows for roasting over the flames! This is a great time to engage with your friends and create lasting memories that will stay with them forever. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself, share stories and exchange jokes. Let laughter spread through the night as you enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere.
7) Time to Wrap Up:
Once the night has come to an end, it’s time to start cleaning up and wrap up your evening. Make sure you have enough garbage bags handy and have designated people to take care of the mess. Put away all the decorations, fold up chairs and tables, move the pool furniture back in place… do whatever is necessary for a swift clean-up operation.
Now that you know how to organize an amazing night by the pool with a bonfire, why not start planning today! Invite your friends over for a fun filled evening of music, laughter and delicious food – from mocktails to ribs! You won’t have to worry about a clean-up as you prepare – we’ve got you covered! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started on making some amazing memories by the poolside. Go ahead and invite your friends over for a night of fun!
You will be sure to impress and create lasting memories with each other. Happy grilling!