How To Plan A Perfect BBQ Party

BBQ Party

If you want to plan a nice, memorable party for the 4th of July, your birthday or a reception, you should try a barbecue. You will offer your guests memories that will stick with them for many years to come. Off course, you don’t get to have the perfect BBQ party without planning, so if you follow the next few steps, you can’t go wrong.

1) First of all, if you want to have a party, you need guests. Start planning on time, so your guests can put your party on their schedule. It’s easier to find a date and time that suits everyone if you give enough advanced notice.And please remember, even with enough advanced notice, not everyone will be able to come so don’t be discouraged if there are fewer guests than you hoped for.

2) Check the weather for the time of year. In some places, it’s best to have a backup plan for unusual weather. It’s impossible to predict things like rain ahead of time but if you plan your barbecue during the time of year that it is more likely to be a nice weather you have less chance of needing to cancel your party.

3) When you purchase the meat for your party, keep in mind that not everyone attending may like a certain kind of meat. If you plan for pork, sausage, hamburgers, and chicken, you can’t go wrong. If there are smaller children at the party, consider some child-friendly foods like hot dogs.

4) When you know what kind of meat you are going to serve, you can plan for the side dishes. If you want a traditional barbecue you should include potatoes, potato salad, baked beans, and coleslaw. For a traditional condiment bar, you should choose pickles, relish, and onions. The plus for these kinds of foods is that they are easy to prepare and store. You can choose to have other dishes, but no barbecue is complete without these items.

5) If you are having a theme party you can choose to purchase decorations. These can be found at any local party or general store. If you choose to have decorations, consider buying decorations that can be reused at a different party.

6) The day before you should make sure you thaw, prepare and marinate the meat. Put the meat in the refrigerator with the marinade until it’s time to put it on the grill. Try to prepare as many side dishes as you can ahead of time.

7) The day of the party, you should try to get up early and start preparing. That way you will be done when your guests arrive. Try to have your grill started when your guests arrive because the smell of the grill will bring everyone in the mood for a nice barbecue.

By following these 7 easy steps, you can’t go wrong with your barbecue party. Start planning and enjoy the company of your friends and family on your next BBQ.




Fried mountain vegetables with rice topped with egg


Seasoned stir-fried vegetables


Soft, clear noodles stir-fried with black mushrooms and vegetables


Stir-fried black mushrooms and vegetables with sliced tofu

Tofu bok-kum                                                           

Stir-fried tofu with vegetables- hot and spicy

Hot pot soups (all contain tofu): hot and spicy (may request for mild)


Beef with shrimp and vegetables


Tofu with shrimp and vegetables


Soft tofu with shrimp, clam and vegetables


Mild soybean paste soup with shrimp and vegetables


Kim-chee soup with pork


Fish eggs with vegetables


Black cod with vegetables


Black cod and fish egg with vegetables


Bul-Go-Gi Stew-Marinated beef with vegetables and soft clear noodles (Not Spicy)

side Dishes and Soups

Side dishes: small/medium/large

Bean sprout salad

Kim chee

Steamed rice




Beef & vegetables- hot and spicy


Beef, shrimp, fish, tofu and vegetables- hot and spicy


Wonton soup

Seafood with meat & vegetables

Seafood with meat & vegetables


Stir fried vegetables with beef, chicken and shrimp


Stir fried shrimp with vegetables- hot and spicy


Stir fried squid with beef and vegetables- hot and spicy


Mixed seafood (squid, shrimp, scallops) with vegetables- hot and spicy


Deep fried wontons


Deep fried vegetables

Sae-woo tweegim                                                    

Deep fried shrimp


Deep fried pork with sweet and sour gravy


Deep fried chicken with sweet and sour gravy


Deep-fried chicken tossed in sweet & spicy sauce



Dinner for four/five                                                  

Wonton soup, bbq chicken, noodles, wontons, stir-fried vegetables

Dinner for four/five                                                  

Hot beef soup, bbq ribs, jap-chae, wontons, fried squid w/ vegetables

Dinner for six                                                           

Wonton soup, bbq chicken, noodles, wontons, stir-fried vegetables, sweet and sour pork

Dinner for six                                                           

Hot beef soup, bbq ribs, jap-chae, wontons, fried squid w/ vegetables, sweet and sour pork


Eight persons or more- ten full courses –

Comes with tea or coffee and fruit dessert

Twenty persons or more- twelve full courses –

Comes with tea or coffee and fruit dessert




Stir fried thin noodles with chicken and vegetables- hot and spicy

Tofu kook-soo                                                          

stir fried thick noodles with sliced tofu and vegetables

Tweegim kook-soo                                                  

a bed of fried rice noodles covered with chicken, shrimp and vegetables- hot and spicy


Thin, chewy noodles with sweet and spicy sauce- chilled!


Thick noodles with mixed seafood, pork and vegetables in a spicy soup


stir fried thick noodles with seafood, pork and vegetables- hot and spicy 


Fried thick noodles with marinated beef & vegetables


Fried thick noodles with marinated chicken & vegetables