budget friendly ways to throw a bbq

 

One of the best aspects of summer is spending time outdoors and enjoying fun activities with family and friends. From hitting the pool to spending the day at a theme park, summer is a time to recoup from the hectic day-to-day life of the rest of the year and soak up some well-deserved TLC.

The most popular activity for summer is the BBQ. Not only are BBQs a super easy way to spend time with family and catch up with your friends, but you can enjoy some absolutely amazing food as well. Whether you’re firing up the grill to throw on some burgers or going upscale with some steaks and fish, the enjoyment of sharing a good meal with the ones you love is always the same.

However, in today’s day in age where the economy is still in recovery and funds are tighter than ever, affording to throw a BBQ can sometimes be a challenge in itself. For example, four 8 oz. steaks could cost you over $25 and that’s not even counting the sides you’ll want and drinks! Talk about a lame BBQ if you only have some meat to feed you and your dog.

No A1? No thanks!

Thankfully, there are ways you can save money and still throw a fabulous BBQ that will have your neighbors wishing they were your friends. From shopping only when items are on sale to inviting friends and family to bring their own dish as a potluck, throwing a BBQ shouldn’t put too much stress on your wallet.

We thought it would be insightful to put together an extensive list on ways you can save money and throw a BBQ of a lifetime. Not only are these ideas major cash savers, but they also help alleviate the stress of putting on a BBQ as well.

So what are you waiting for? Check out these 15 budget-friendly ideas and light up that grill!

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