Lots of people all over the UK love throwing a BBQ for family and friends – but many only think of doing this in summer. This is a real shame because autumn barbecues can be just as much fun in a different way. If you fancy throwing your own but need a few tips on how to go about it, the below should help.
1. Get stocked up with fuel
Our first useful tip seems a little obvious but is very important. It is hard, after all, to cook up delicious autumnal food on your barbie without the fuel to fire it up! With this in mind, make sure to check how much fuel you have left over from the summer and order some more if needs be. From Calor gas bottles for your gas-powered grill to charcoal for a more traditional BBQ, this is something to factor in.
2. Switch up the menu
Throwing a BBQ in autumn is all about making it different from the ones you throw during summer. This will help it stand out and stick in people’s minds moving forward. A great way to achieve this is by simply cooking up new dishes for guests to try out. Rather than standard burgers or hotdogs, why not try out turkey burgers or grill up some classic autumnal veg, like pumpkin? You can even make some smores as a cosy treat for dessert! In terms of drinks, you could try serving autumn-inspired choices, such as pumpkin lattes or beer flavoured with cinnamon.
3. Unleash your creativity
As well as what you serve for guests to eat and drink, getting creative with your decorations is another great tip. Autumn is a time of year full of magic, mystery and colour. If you can reflect this in how you decorate your outside space for an autumn BBQ, you will be onto a winner. From candles scented with autumnal aromas to twinkling outdoor lights and decorations which use colours such as orange, the only limit is your imagination.
Fuel for autumn BBQs with London Gases
As noted above, it really is key to ensure you have all the fuel needed for an autumn BBQ to succeed. If you live in the London area, London Gases can help. Browse our website today to find great value fuel to order online or get in touch at 020 8807 4633 for more help.