Trying To BBQ Through An Insane Rain Storm

Published May 27, 2019 2,077 Plays $2.01 earned

Rumble / Strange WeatherBarbecue season has formally started. You have a whole summer of fun ahead of you. If you’re looking forward to throwing an outdoor party at your apartment this summer, it’s best to make for any and all potential setbacks. Since weather can be unpredictable, have a backup plan for any outdoor get-together. In the event the sky fills with dark clouds, keep it from raining on your parade with the following arrangements.

A few sprinkles certainly not ruined an outdoor party. Thunderstorm activity and constant, drumming rain, on the other hand, are cause to transfer a party indoors. If you’re preparation a barbecue or pool party, designate a backup location where you can relocate. You should also have backup activity concepts in mind, like billiards and table games, that can fill the fun void left by the lack of access to the swimming pool. If your apartment has a clubhouse, game room, public kitchen, or other lounge area, you may be able to use this space if it hasn’t already been rented. Otherwise, move the party to your apartment. Keep this in mind when determining how many people to invite and make sure to clean and decorate your apartment before the party if there’s a chance of rain.

Since you can’t be hundred percent sure you’ll have a rain-free day, it’s good to have a backup dining plan that can be performed inside. One choice is to make a couple of your favorite casseroles a night before the party. If it doesn’t end up raining, the crock-pots will keep in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them. You’ll already have the chips and dip, and those’ll taste just as good inside as outside. The same can be supposed for fruit and veggie platters. Cold cuts are another classic choice that won’t feel like a fallback. As a last option, you can order pizza and snacks from a nearby restaurant. A move indoors should pose no difficulties where cocktails, iced tea, beer, and other party drinks are concerned.

Start tracking the weather about ten days before your scheduled event. As the event nears, consider rescheduling the date or time of your gathering, or get the ball rolling on your fallback strategy if rain looks likely. You can even add a “rain date” to your outdoor party invite. In case it does rain on the initially scheduled date, guests will automatically be familiar with when they should plan on coming over. If your apartment has outdoor cabanas or ample roofed space, a little rain might not force you inside. Torrential downpour, on the other hand, calls for use of some sort of indoor space.

Outdoor parties are a rite of summer enjoyment. Don’t let unfortunate weather and a lack of preparedness put a damper on yours. Plan ahead, have a backup strategy, and adapt to whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Whenever your party ends up really taking place, have fun.