Planning a Barbecue Party for 50 in London

Do you know what people like most about a barbecue party? Of course, the great taste of hearty grilled vegetables or kebabs. Perfect for every type of celebration, big or small, barbecue parties are a great opportunity to taste meat that is prepared relatively using the indirect heat imparted by the smoke of a wood-fuelled fire.

Unlike other cooking methods, the barbecue is a much slower and serving BBQ cooked food for a large number of guests can seem like an overwhelming task. But, if you plan your BBQ occasion perfectly, catering for 50 guests will be simpler than you may think. Here are some of the ideas that you should keep in mind while planning a perfect barbecue party in London.


Where to hold your BBQ celebration? This is one of the first questions that will pop-up in your mind when you’re planning a party. Whether you’re considering your friend’s backyard or planning to hire a BBQ venue especially for the day, make sure you check out whether it will be spacious enough to hold your 50 guests happily. Fortunately, London has some of the best barbecue venues that can help you to make your barbecue party a great success. All you need is to invite your party guests and leave the rest to the venue itself. They will manage everything for you, from food to car parking, to table arrangements.

Choose a Menu

Once you’ve chosen the location, it’s time to finalize the food menu. Party poopers looking for meat options can consider hot dogs, burgers, and chicken wings, while those who are looking for vegetable options can consider
stuffed peppers on the Barbie, tikka skewers, and toasty feta kebabs. For desserts, you can opt for key lime pie or nibbles.

Consider Enough Quantities

If you’re hiring a caterer, then this point is not for you. But, if not, then it is your responsibility to consider food quantities for your guests. For non-vegetable meals, you can consider two hot dogs, one burger, and four chicken wings per person. Those who are planning to serve vegan food can consider dry pasta and 15-20 lbs. of potatoes for 50 people. If you are planning to serve coleslaw, you can consider 5-8 lbs. mixed shredded vegetables and 1qt. dressing.

Ask for Helping Hands

Of course, it’s your party and you wish to handle everything on your own. But, arranging a BBQ party for 50 people can be a daunting task, so why not ask your volunteers to assist you and assign different jobs to them such as welcoming the guests, serving cocktails, and helping with the cooking.

Complement Your BBQ Menu

When the sun shines, you’re ready to taste those grilled chicken pieces. But, to complement your food menu, it is necessary to have a selection of beers and wines in a big bucket. And make sure you’ve got enough ice as well. Don’t forget to prepare fruit salad, including 3 to 5 melons, 4lbs. of grapes, 2 pineapples, and 2 to 3 lbs. strawberry.

Eventually, a BBQ party is all about having fun, enjoying grilled food, and having a good time with your friends and family. So, follow these ideas and plan a perfect a barbecue for your guests.

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