Summer’s barely begun and, already, you feel it slipping from your grasp! Every time you go outside you spend $100! You have anxiety about winter’s imminent return! Who will release the song of the season??
We hear you — it’s a lot of pressure. But as the summer forges onward, remember, there’s still ample time to lean in. How, you ask? Look no further than your own backyard: Throw a BBQ.
For starters, a backyard barbecue screams capital-S Summer. It's like Vitamin D in activity form. And at the same time, it’s an easy excuse to drag everyone you love — and a handful of people you like okay — into one convenient outdoor space. Plus, hot dogs.
So, in the interest of easing your seasonal panic (and your rapidly accruing debt), we’ve compiled all the most brilliant, original, DIY tips for throwing the summer BBQ of the season. Read through, send a quippy invitation email to all your friends/friend-adjacent-companions, and get ready to go down in summer hosting history.