Don’t cast a clout until May is out! I’ve heard that saying a lot recently especially with the weather being so up and down but we are now in June which for me means Summer is fast approaching. Can you believe that we are already half way through the year? No, I can’t either!

I’ve not really got any Summer plans this year apart from a week off for my birthday with nothing planned and working, hopefully many hours so I can have some dollar in the back pocket. For someone with a passion for fashion, I am excited to see all the new clothes that are coming into season and I might have some time in my diary to have a couple of days with family and friends.

Anyway with the Summer months upon on, I thought now would be a great time to share my tips on hosting a perfect Summer BBQ! I’ll just be talking you through some of the important things for a BBQ to go down well, in my opinion.

First and foremost, drinks! Pago Fruit Juices* are produced from natural ingredients sourced from the best producers in the world. They have brought out some intense but delicious fruit flavours including: Cloudy Cherry, Pear, Strawberry, Tomato, Multivitamin Tropical, and Rhubarb & Pear to name a few. They are available in a number of bars, cafés, restaurants and delis throughout the UK and are a great alternative if you prefer non-alcoholic option.  Their drinks taste so good as a refreshing treat however I also used them in cocktails at a recent BBQ by topping them up with lemonade or soda water. You can find plenty of recipes on the Pago Fruit Juices website.

There’s no BBQ with no food and snacks so make sure you’re all stocked up especially on the good stuff. I always like a good old corn on the cob that’s been done on the BBQ. Do you know those ones that you can get on holiday from the sweetcorn stand and they are so fresh that they still have the leaves on them? They are my personal faves! I usually opt for anything from Linda McCartney however my favourites are: the Pulled BBQ Burgers and Red Onion and Rosemary Sausages. I like to pair them with some fried onions or cheese and a side salad or some fresh coleslaw, then your good to go. Don’t forget to throw the crisps and dips on the table for snacking in between cooking on the BBQ too!

I honestly believe that the best thing about Summer is getting to spend time with loved ones, even if the sun can be rather temperamental sometimes. If you’re extremely organised, you could arrange for some activities or games but nothing is better than good food and drink with amazing company to share it with.

How will you be spending your Summer? Have you got any exciting plans? I would love to hear your ideas on how to host a BBQ with family and friends.

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*The Pago Fruit Juices were kindly sent for review however this does not affect my opinion.