With the first of May at the door it is almost obligatory to prepare a perfect barbecue with friends and relatives. Good food and fresh drinks are essential but also the eye wants its part. Here are some tips for preparing a perfect table.
1 TABLECLOTH AND NAPKIN
Colored tablecloth are beautiful, but if you don’t want some unwanted stain use the useful stain-proof or plasticized tablecloths. They are easy to wash and there are thousands of types and colors. Or the most spartan tablecloths in paper: with a roll you can cover the whole table and throw it away once the day is over. The same can be done with napkins, paper ones are very comfortable, you can combine them with the tablecloth and choose bright colors.
2 DISHES AND CUTLERY
In this case too, disposable philosophy is very useful, plastic plates are ideal. For the cutlery we recommend the steel ones, a sharp knife will always be useful to everyone. Even if plastic ones are more practical, they can be broken easily and by cutting your dishes you can find half a fork in your hand!
3 SEAT MARKER
So many or few guests are always nice to know where to sit, creating a funny placeholder. The possibilities are endless, for example you can use straws colored or in theme with your tablecloth and tie on them a leaflet with the name of the guest; or tie a flower with a string to the napkin and insert the ticket with the name; or use the cork stoppers, cutting the cap in half and inserting the cardboard into the slot.
4 DRINKS AND GLASSES
Even for glasses, the most practical are those in plastic. There are white or colored, large or small. If the wind accompanies your day it is always better to put the glasses at the end of the preparation or already put drinks into! Drinks can be combined as your taste, such as a fresh lemonade, red wine, white wine or simply still and sparkling water. The important thing is that they are fresh. For this they will be very useful ice buckets in which you can store drinks and keep them fresh throughout the day.
5 FOOD AND COURSES
It is always better to use an appropriate and not plastic serving dish for the grilled barbeque, with which there is the risk of burns. You can store food in various central points of the table so that everyone can use it. Alternate the side dishes and place a set of extra seasonings for everyone.
If you are outdoor, or near a beautiful lawn, embellish your table by picking up some flowers to put in a vase with water. It will give a touch of color and joy to your day!