Warmer weather calls for spending time outdoors, seeing friends and family, and a celebration or two. A backyard BBQ is the classic option and we have all the tips, tricks, and products you need to host a party your guests will remember.
No backyard party is complete without a BBQ. Getting it right can be easy if you have the equipment, and that means choosing the best barbeque for the party you plan on throwing. If you don’t yet have a barbeque or have an old model that needs replacing, then read on. There are a lot of different models to choose from, varying in size and technology. The one you go for will depend on how often you plan on using it, how many people you’re cooking for, and whether you want a simple or a high-tech piece of equipment.
Below is our selection of barbeques for different requirements and why it could be the perfect one for your backyard BBQ. You’ll also find a list of useful products to take your party to the next level to entertain adults and kids with ease.
Pictured first is the stylish 4 burner BBQ which offers great heat retention when roasting. There’s helpful storage underneath where you can keep accessories and equipment, and a wire warming rack.
Beefmaster Classic 6 Burner BBQ, Barbeques Galore, from $1049
Pictured second, is the sleek and durable 6 burner BBQ. This BBQ boasts even heat retention and distribution to impress serious cooks. You can rely on it to always light for the first time, thanks to the independent flame thrower ignition. The 6 burners give you a lot of options when it comes to grilling. This is also a fantastic pick for anyone looking for a contemporary style of BBQ.
Ziegler & Brown Triple Grill Natural Gas Classic, Barbeques Galore, from $729
Pictured first is the stylish BBQ grill. It delivers a lot of power with the flexibility to entertain a crowd with all three burners ignited, or cater for more intimate occasions with one or two burners. Grill with the hood up or slow roast meat and veg with the hood down – the dome is big enough to fit an extra-large turkey!
Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, Barbeques Galore, from $1299
Pictured second is one for the BBQ Masters. Smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and more. Set the temp on the digital control panel and the DigitalFan will maintain the desired cooking temperature for you. The charcoal hopper holds over 12 hours of charcoal and is gravity fed, ensuring you have constant fuel to the fire. If you want to master the art of charcoal grilling and smoking, this is the BBQ for you.
The BBQ accessories
Sure, getting the right barbecue is step number one to throwing a great backyard BBQ. Step number two is the accessories. They’re essential if you want to achieve the perfect results and feel cool, calm, and collected on the day. You’ll need tools to help you cook, clean, and entertain - our list of the most useful pieces is below.
Pro Grill 21 Piece Tool Kit, Barbecues Galore, $84.95
Pictured first is the Pro Grill Tool kit. You probably have some rusty tongs in a drawer somewhere and your regular knife will do the job, right? Maybe. Instead, why not invest in the ultimate BBQ tools set once and have it on standby whenever the occasion presents itself? This kit has all the tools for prepping, grilling, and cleaning in an easy-to-store case.
Pro Grill Kebab Rack and Skewers, Barbecues Galore, $23.45
Pictured second is the kebab rack and reusable skewers. Cook kebabs evenly and with minimal fuss thanks to this grill set.
Pro Grill Beer Can Chicken Roaster, Barbecues Galore, $4.95
Pictured above is the ‘Beer can chicken’. This is a popular way of cooking birds, infusing them with the flavour of beer and keeping the meat juicy. This handy stand helps to stabilise the chicken as it cooks; you can use it in the oven too.
The Eski to keep things cool
What does every good BBQ need? A selection of cold drinks to keep the party going. With the weather heating up, keeping your drinks nice and chilled should be high on the priority list. You could run back and forth to the fridge when you or a guest want a cold top up, or you can opt for a handy eski or cooler bag instead.
Ziegler & Brown Mt Kozzie Cooler, Barbecues Galore, from $149
Pictured first is the Kozzie Cooler. Boasting ice retention for up to 7 days and in a 30-degree environment, this cooler is ready to keep partying for as long as you are. It’s insulated for durability, so you can take it outdoors without worrying about damage.
Beach Aqua Stripe Canvas Cooler Bag, Adairs, $69.00
Pictured second is the must-have cooler bag. This insulated canvas bag keeps your drinks and snacks cool. It’s light and portable, with two compartments for ice blocks if you want to increase its cooling capacity.
Motorised 49cc Ride On Cooler Scooter, Barbecues Galore, $799
Combine keeping your drinks cool with getting around on 4 wheels. Yes, really! Perfect for outdoor gatherings, the cooler scooter requires just 1.1 litres of unleaded petrol to work, safely transporting one person at a time. Your drinks will be cool and you can deliver them to your guests in style.
Backyard games and furniture
We’ve now covered the food and drinks basics of the BBQ - it’s time for the fun and games to begin. Having a few games available for kids and adults alike will keep everyone occupied as you cook, while providing some comfortable outdoor furniture will be very welcomed by anyone needing rest and relaxation.
Sunnylife Deck Chair Dolce Classic, Barbecues Galore, $59.95
Pictured first is the portable deck chair. Give your guests the gift of comfort. This chair has an adjustable head and includes a convenient carrier bag for transport.
Large Cosmic Picnic Rug, Adairs, $69.99
Pictured second is the picnic rug. Sitting on the ground is always a good option when you have a picnic rug like this. This bright and stylish number won’t stain or get wet thanks to a water resistant coating.
Beach Vibes Pop-Up Tent, Adairs, $99.99
Pictured first is the pop-up beach tent. The little ones can enjoy the shade while you grill in this fun coloured pop-up tent. The fabric will protect whoever is inside from the sun’s rays. It folds away with ease and fits 2 comfortably.
Sunnylife Table Tennis Set, Barbecues Galore, $49.95
Pictured second is the Sunnylife Table Tennis Set. Transform your table into a temporary site for competition with this set. Easy to assemble, it’s bound to entertain adults, kids, and anyone looking for a bit of fun.
The pool accessories
There’s nothing like the pairing of a backyard party with a cooling dip in a pool, river, or sea. It’s really the cherry on top of an already delicious cake. Whether you’re lucky enough to own an inground pool or you’re thinking about purchasing an inflatable for some backyard pool fun, the below list will help you with some ideas.
Bestway Above Ground Swimming Pool 15ft Steel Pro Frame, Barbecues Galore, $615.95
Pictured first is the Bestway Above Ground pool, Dreaming of a backyard pool but limited on space and budget? This is the pool for you, with a capacity of 16,000 litres! It’s heavy-duty, standing tall on its legs, and durable in all weather conditions. It comes complete with a Flowclear pump to keep the water clean.
Inflatable Summer Corn Hole Neon, Barbeques Galore, $29.99
Pictured second is Cornhole. What could be more fun than the popular backyard game Pool Cornhole? This inflatable set is sure to have the whole family competing in this addictive and easy to set-up sack throwing game.
Fire up the BBQ and get ready to party
Whether it’s a warm Saturday afternoon, a family occasion, or you’re just in the mood to gather everyone in your backyard, the right tools will help you put on a party that’s fun for you and your guests. As always, plan ahead and invest in equipment and accessories that minimize stress and maximize the fun.
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