How to Host a Successful BBQ Party in Christmas


Christmas is a time of year when we are in the mood for celebrations. One of the most popular ways to celebrate this festive season is with a barbecue party. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned BBQ during this festive period, so if you have been invited to one, but don’t know how to host it yourself without ending up with burnt food or total chaos instead, then read on. This article will give you some useful tips/ideas that will help you become a master of your own barbecue party.

Few Steps for Planning the Perfect Xmas BBQ Party (That Everyone Will Love!)

1. Decide on a date and time for the party

2. Invite friends/guests over

3. Plan your menu in advance

4. Prepare/Grill the food

5. How to Cook/Grill the Food

6. Prepare Your House for Guests

7. Don’t Forget the Music/Games

8. Barbecue Party!

1. Decide on a date and time for the barbecue party

– Choose a time that is suitable for all your guests. Usually, BBQ parties take place during the late afternoon to early evening; and you want everyone to enjoy their time and not be rushing back home after work. No stress, no mess.


– Avoid holidays like Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve as it will be very difficult to find people willing to join you at the barbecue party those days.


– Choose a location that is convenient for all of your guests and that has enough room to contain the number of people you want to invite over.

– Check the weather forecast. A BBQ party on a sunny day is always fun, even more, if you have some nice trees in your backyard to provide shade for people enjoying the meal. If it happens to rain though, you can still host an indoor barbecue party using an indoor electric grill without any problem.

2. Invite friends/ guests over

Send out invitations to the people you want to join you for the barbecue party. You can cut short the process by inviting people through the phone, or you can just send a simple message with an attached map of how to get there, time, date, and what they can expect at the barbecue party.

3. Plan your menu in advance

Decide on the drinks, fresh food, entrées, side dishes, meat, and deserts that you are going to serve at the barbecue party.

If there are only 10 or 20 guests attending, then it’s probably going to be a smaller barbecue party with some appetizers and drinks. However, if there are 50-100 guests attending, then it will be better to have a full BBQ party dinner with all of the fixings like burgers, hot dogs, skewers, ribs, meat, etc.

Big party tips:

Invite guests to bring their favorite barbecue dish or dessert to share with everyone else. Make sure that everyone knows what kind of food they’re bringing in advance because this will help avoid any issues at the last minute when someone brings something different than expected.

4. Prepare/Grill the Food

Now is the time for you to get creative and show off your culinary skills! Prepare as many barbecue dishes as possible ahead of time. Make sure to offer plates and utensils, and everything is ready to go and displayed nicely on the table when the guests arrive so they know what they want without standing around waiting too long.



Appetizers or snacks are always a nice touch in BBQ parties, especially if you’re running low on time and don’t have enough time to cook for everyone.

Our favorite appetizers, get the recipes, and serve them to the guests during the party:

Pork Kabob

Steak Kabob

Grilled Chicken Kabob 

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Kabob


One thing that guests don’t like is feeling limited when it comes to barbecue dinner. If you’re grilling/cooking, make sure that there are enough options for everyone to enjoy/eat something different if they’d like. If you’re having a BBQ party between breakfast and lunch, offer some hot dogs, burgers, meat, salad, or hearty omelets with toppings so no one has to go hungry.

Our favorite Entrées, get the recipes and serve it to the guests during the party:

Grilled Lamb Chops

Taco Pasta

Sausage Casserole

Seafood Paella

Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Salmon

Zesty Tomato Meatballs

Fried Rice

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Chicken Green Bean Casserole

Cheese Burger Macaroni

Chicken Paella

Creamy Tomato Penne

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Crostini

Side Dishes

It’s always nice to have some barbecue side dishes to go with the main course. Delicious rolls are always great for dinner parties where people might not be as hungry. For larger parties with kids present, offer delicious fruit salad/potato salad for them to eat so they don’t feel left out of the fun.

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Carrots

Easy Grilled Vegetables 

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Asparagus 

Balsamic Mushrooms 

Grilled Potato and Mixed Vegetables 


Desserts are a must for any dinner BBQ party. Make sure that there is plenty of room available after the main course to enjoy a decadent slice of cake, pie, burgers, meat or potato salad with all of your guests. You might even want to put out a platter of cookies and brownies before the meal has started so people can nibble on something while they wait.

Our favorite desserts, get the recipes, and serve them to the guests during the party:

Apple Fries

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Classic Vanilla Cake

French Toast

Grilled Sandwich

Tater Tot Casserole


No dinner would be complete without some yummy barbecue sauce to go along with it. Make all the guests feel like they are at their favorite restaurant by serving around the table with some barbecue sauces that can be used for dipping or even poured over the top of the main course.

Our favorite barbecue sauces, get the recipes and serve them to the guests during the party:

Blender BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Sour BBQ Sauce

Homemade Spicy Hot Sauce

Red Wine BBQ Sauce


While you might not be able to keep alcohol in the house with kids in the family, that doesn’t mean you need to omit it from your BBQ party. Make a pitcher of fruity and refreshing sangria and stock up on soda and water so guests can take their pick of drink.

Our favorite drinks, get the recipes, and serve them to the guests during the party:

C-Plus Citrus

Extra Kale-cium

Pineapple Whiskey Sour

Green Lean Health Booster

Tangy Tomato Juice

Tips: Prepare some delicious vegetarian food/drink/wine in case any guests are vegetarian/vegan.


Our favorite vegetarian food, get the recipes and serve it to the guests during the party:

Main course: Avocado friescreamy tomato pennebaked egg cups

Sides: Grilled butternut squashgrilled zucchiniroasted butternut squashroasted cauliflower

Juice: Orange mimosapineapple whiskey sourapple lettuce detoxiced matcha

Dessert: Brussels sproutsfried zucchinigarlic breadroasted butternut squash

5. How to Cook/Grill the Food

Now that you have planned your menu, it’s time to cook/grill the food! If there is an adult or responsible teen in the family that can be responsible for certain grilling foods on the barbecue list.


• Grill/Cooking the food using an electric grill. We recommend VENTRAY electric grill. You can grill/cook food fast, evenly, and it’s effortless to clean up. No charcoal needed, no smoke. Enjoy grilling all year long despite the weather.


• Prep drinks using a juicer. We recommend VENTRAY juicers for their ease of use and durability.


• Make BBQ sauces using a blender. We recommend the VENTRAY blender. It can hot soups and handle tough ingredients.


• Bake fresh food items in ovens using VENTRAY mini oven for fast preparation time.

6. Prepare Your House for Guests

You also need to prep your house with your family before guests arrive. Don’t forget to decorate the table with festive themed plates, cups, napkins, utensils if you are not using disposable ones.

7. Don't Forget the Music/Games

Play some holiday music in the background to set the mood. Make sure you have a Bluetooth speaker for easy listening.

You also need to prepare some fun games so your guests can play games with one another while waiting for the meal. Make sure there is enough space for the games.

8. Barbecue Party!

Throw your BBQ party, enjoy with family and friends! Let everyone know they are welcome to help themselves.

Now that you know how to throw/ host a successful BBQ party in the Christmas season, put your knowledge into practice and enjoy it with friends and family.

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