Festive, Long-Lasting Dinnerware
Dump the cheap paper plates that wilt under the weight of ribs. Instead, serve your grillables on something more eye-catching, substantial, and re-useable. A good option: these striped plastic serving plates from Crate & Barrel. Made of durable melamine, they’re perfect for outdoors. And their rectangular shape will give the buffet table Instagram-worthy style.
Standard paper towels are serviceable for a one-person TV dinner. And alcohol-laced American flag nappies are fine for roadside greasy spoons. But your gathering will go from good to great if you supply your guests with next-level towelettes. The eucalyptus or lemon varieties from Herban Essentials are perfect for simple BBQ sauce removal—but more importantly for a calming, refreshing pause following the feast.
Sun Protection for All
Odds are, at least half of your guests won’t come prepared with sun protection. Give them a welcome surprise by stashing some on the side tables or near the bar. For a hands- and mess-free option, try Raw Materials SPF 30 Stick. The food is bound to be finger-lickin’ good, and SPF on the hands shouldn’t besmirch such indulgences.
Your Grill Master Game Face
Remember: You’re master of ceremonies, guide, and pit boss all in one. So look the part. Instead of juggling a handful of implements, reach for an all-purpose grill scepter, like this multi-tool from Quirky. And throw on a sturdy apron, which will both identify you as the host and also keep your clothing protected.