It’s officially summer and that means it’s time for backyard BBQs!

Whether you are celebrating with your quarantine crew or following social distancing guidelines with friends you haven’t seen in a while, here are a few summer BBQ planning tips from Plackers:


Get creative with your decorating

Decorations can really add an extra flare – whether it be string lights, summer-themed plates or table-top decor. You don’t have to break the bank; your local party or dollar store is guaranteed to have a few themed items to put the finishing touch on your get-together.


Have a selection of games

Everyone loves some friendly competition! Set up a game of Cornhole, Spikeball or ring toss to keep your guests entertained. If you have younger kiddos in attendance, consider setting up a Slip ‘n Slide to keep them cool and happy.


Stick to a classic menu

Delicious food is one of the best parts of a summer BBQ. It is hard to argue against classic BBQ dishes – hamburgers, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob and potato salad. Encourage your guests to bring a dish to pass so that there are plenty of options for even the pickiest of eaters.


Smile and have fun

Being the host or hostess can be a bit nerve-wracking so remember to relax and have fun. Take pictures to document your memories, and don’t forget to use a Plackers flosser to remove any pesky corn-on-the-cob pieces before flashing your grin!

Share your summer BBQ with Plackers on Instagram @plackersdental.