Inspiration & Tips For Grilling & Entertaining

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ From the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Grilling while entertaining is one of the easiest ways as a host to enjoy preparing a feast. With some preparation you will be able to multitask both cooking and conversation while entertaining. Preparing unexpected foods on the grill is a great way to surprise your guests and create conversation and food that they will not forget. Here are some of the tips, tricks and inspiration we use here at or table!

Tips For Grilling While Entertaining

Prepare* Take it outside * Surprise your guests with unexpected foods and flavors * Make meal preparation an activity* Remember to relax and enjoy your company *

Prepare as much as you can ahead. Be party-ready. Prep all your recipes and food by cutting, filling, making dough etc. ahead of time. Get it all done ahead so you can enjoy your time as host with your guests.

Grill your hors d’oeuvres. Grilled Jalapeno Peppers are one of our favorites small bites.

Sharing food in an unexpected way will make your party memorable. Even your salad can be grilled. We’ve love a great Romaine Leaf Salad on the grill.

Make the meal an activity. Pizza on the Grill is a great meal and activity. Prepare the dough ahead of time or buy pre-made dough. Lay out a toppings bar with fixin’s and let your guest create their pizzas for their own individual tastes, flavors and diets.

Let the food be the focus of conversation. Experiment with new flavors and foods. We’ve grilled our steaks with unique homemade rubs with espresso and chocolate powder added for flavor. Grilled Pineapple, Peaches and Mango are one some of our favorite fruits to grill. The sugars caramelize and the flavors zing!

Take the heat out of the kitchen! Cooking outside is a great way to go. Even your sides can be grilled. We grill corn on the cob in the husks, peppers, mushrooms and other veggies.

We have found grilling to be one of the easiest ways to keep entertaining simple, flavorful and fun. With some inspiration and a little preparation you and your guests can enjoy a lovely feast at the table!

Grilling is also an easy and relaxed way to center your entertaining outdoors too. Remember the art of great hosting is to provide a comfortable setting for your guests.

Life moves pretty fast ~So relax.

To enjoy your company is the best tip we could give you for inspiration when hosting a party.


These are just a few of my tips for grilling while also being the host. I would love if you would share your tips with me! One of my lucky readers who answers below will win a $25 Sears Gift Card!

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