Are you thinking about taking your next big gathering into the great outdoors?
When it comes to cookouts, there’s no better venue than a campground. There’s fresh air, plenty of space, and when everyone can bring a tent, trailer, or RV with them, the party never has to end!
Are you thinking about hosting a campground barbecue but aren’t sure where to begin? We’re here to help! Here are six must-have tips on how to host an RV cookout your guests won’t soon forget.
1. Plan Your Menu Early
Whenever you’re getting ready to feed a large group of people, the more planning and prep you do ahead of time, the better. If you’re planning an RV cookout, before you hit the RV park, you should start putting together your menu.
Plan on having at least two different entrees your guests can choose from and around three to four sides. By planning ahead of time, you can make sure you get enough ingredients to cover everyone and plan for alternatives just in case something goes wrong.
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2. It’s All About the Meal Prep
It’s easy to grill out while camping. But preparing dishes like potato salad can be a bit more challenging without access to a full-size kitchen. While your RV may have a kitchen suitable for preparing some sides, to keep your cookout as stress-free as possible, you may want to consider cooking a few things before you hit the RV park.
3. Gather Some Seating
Nothing kills a cookout faster than having to balance your plate while standing or risking getting dirt in your burger by sitting on the ground. Before your cookout, try to gather up as much extra seating as you can to make sure all of your guests have a comfortable place to sit while they eat.
4. Salt Your Cooler
What’s a cookout without a few frosty beverages to wash everything down? To make sure all of your drinks stay nice and cool for the duration of the night, make sure to take some time to salt down your cooler. You’ll be glad you did!
5. Beyond the BBQ
There’s more to a successful cookout than food. While preparing for your cookout, try to gather up a good wireless speaker and a few fun lawn games, like giant Jenga or cornhole. Having good music and a few activities to keep your guests entertained are both surefire ways to take your cookout from good to great!
6. Don’t Forget Clean-Up
Finally, at some point, your cookout is going to end, and then you’re going to have to clean everything up. So, you may as well plan for clean up ahead of time like everything else. Make sure to bring plenty of garbage bags, paper towels, and a spray bottle with your choice of cleaner to help wipe up messes.
Planning Your First RV Cookout
Ready to hit the great outdoors? Now that you know a little more about how to put together the ultimate RV cookout, it’s time to get cooking!
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