Backyard Barbecue Tips for Summer

CLEARFIELD, Utah, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire up the grill -- it's barbecue season! Nothing signals the start to summer quite like a neighborhood cookout. This May, celebrate National Barbecue Month by trying out some tips that are sure to make your next cookout a sizzling success. Before you know it, your neighbors will be asking what time they can come over on the Fourth of July!

Keep Your Options Open -- Even at a barbecue, it's important to remember that not everyone on the guest list may eat meat. Keep a variety of dinner choices, such as grilled swordfish and vegetable kebobs, on hand for those who'd rather skip the ribs.

Have a Backup Plan -- Don't let a surprise summer shower dampen the party spirit. Keep food and supplies on trays so you can easily relocate everything indoors if necessary. But leave the charcoal outside -- instead, flip burgers on a grill pan over the kitchen stove.

Keep Supplies Handy -- Set up a station with bug spray, sunscreen, moist towelettes and other outdoor essentials to keep guests comfortable. You can also set up a kid-friendly supply station with bubbles, jumbo chalk and hula hoops to keep little ones entertained while adults chat.

Plan a Pint-Sized Picnic -- Give kids a place of their own to enjoy the festivities. Children's Picnic Tables from Lifetime Products seat four children comfortably and have stain-resistant tabletops, which makes cleaning up barbecue spills a snap. The tabletops and benches are also UV-protected, so they can withstand the summer heat.

Decorate Dessert -- This sweet activity takes the cake! Prepare a batch of cupcakes, but skip the frosting for now. When it's time for dessert, set up a table with different icing flavors and cake decorations, such as sprinkles, chocolate chips and shredded coconut, so guests can create cupcakes to their liking.

For more information on tables and chairs from Lifetime Products, visit www.lifetime.com

Lifetime Products, Inc. is a registered trademark and not associated with Lifetime Television. For more information on folding tables and chairs from Lifetime Products, visit www.Lifetime.com.

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