8 tasty tips for a Victoria Day BBQ party

May 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

By Debbie Frye, General Manager, Flyerland.ca   

The smoky scent of sizzling steaks and juicy burgers grilled to perfection means barbecue season is here at last! And there is no better time to get out and get grilling than the Victoria Day holiday. But if celebrating the long weekend with a BBQ party seems like a lot of work, read on. These tasty tips will make it fun, easy and affordable to plan a party your friends will be talking about all summer long.

  •  Finish yard work early. Victoria Day weekend is the traditional time for planting, opening the pool and dusting off the patio furniture. Plan to complete your yard cleanup early so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the long weekend.
  •  Shop for delicious deals. Plan your BBQ party by visiting Flyerland.ca to view the flyers for all your favourite stores like Metro and Sobey’s. Fill your freezer with grilling greats, and be sure to stock-up on condiments, beverages and other staples as well. For a new twist on old barbecue favourites, indulge in the many gourmet grilling sauces and marinades.
  •  Try new recipes. Tired of the same old burgers and hotdogs? Many stores have cooked up new seasonal recipes featuring chicken, fish, pork and more. See Flyerland.ca and check out Loblaws, or Save On Foods for the best prices. Make your party a potluck and have friends bring salads, sides and dessert.
  •  Get a great new grill. Is your barbecue burnt out? Treat yourself to a new ‘cue from Certified BBQ Experts. You’ll find the sizes and styles to suit your culinary skills and budget.
  •  Perk up your patio. You don’t have to splurge on a whole new patio set to refresh your style for the summer. New cushions in bright colours are an easy, inexpensive way to update your look. Pick up new plates, cups and cutlery too—you’ll find special savings Wal-mart, Sears and Zellers on Flyerland.ca
  •  Decorate your deck. Hanging baskets and flower pots brimming with blooms can instantly beautify your patio or deck. Check out Flyerland.ca for deals at Home Depot.
  •  Plan fun activities for the kids. Many outdoor attractions open for the season on Victoria Day weekend. Visit Flyerland.ca for Attractions Ontario family fun savings at Ontario Place, Canada’s Wonderland and The Metro Zoo as well as.
  •  Enjoy the fireworks! The spectacular fireworks displays around the city are always a holiday highlight…and always very crowded. so plan ahead. Arrive early to stake out the best spot, pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs. And because the evenings can still get chilly, don’t forget the cozy blankets.
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