The unofficial start of summer is quickly approaching! Do you have all the essential BBQ items ready for Memorial Day weekend?

Follow this list to make sure you backyard get together is in tip-top shape.

Getting Equipment!

Make sure you have what you need for the grill…and we’re not talking meats.

  • spatula
  • tongs
  • grill fork
  • grill gloves
  • apron
  • gas or charcoal
  • aluminum foil

Now that you got the grill all ready, do you have the cooler prepared? Here’s a list of drinks that everyone of all ages can enjoy!

  • beer, wine, cocktails
  • lemonade and alcoholic punch
  • soda
  • water
  • Also make sure you have essential drink items such as plastic cups, corkscrew and s bottle opener and lots of ice for a hot day!

Now we’re getting to the good stuff…condiments and sauces! Everyone loves a good hamburger with some ketchup and pickles!

Make sure you have:

  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • mayonnaise
  • hot sauce
  • cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • bacon
  • onions
  • mushrooms

Now to the important items…the actual food!

All good MDW backyard BBQ’s have:

  • grilled steaks
  • hamburger patties
  • pulled pork
  • grilled chicken
  • grilled shrimp
  • buffalo wings
  • shish kebabs
  • hot dogs

Also make sure to have cut vegetables for dipping, some chips and dip as well as dinner rolls, tortillas and pita bread!


We got:

  • coleslaw
  • potato salad
  • pasta salad
  • corn on the cob

Hopefully your guests are not too full from all the food and drinks…always have to leave room for fruit!

  • watermelon
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • pineapples

With fruit comes the yummy dessert!

This can vary depending on popularity! Ice cream of all flavors is always a good idea for MDW celebrations as well as chocolate chip cookies and desserts that will be easy to keep cool!

Hopefully you have all this prepared and your Memorial Day Weekend cookout will be the talk of the town all Summer!