There is nothing better than enjoying a day out in the sun with your family and friends. All that is missing is some good food to accompany it. Why not consider hosting the perfect braai, next time you host an event at your home? These ideas can help you to achieve the perfect braai.
There are so many opinions and ideas behind hosting the perfect braai that it can often be difficult to put your own twist on your event. These braai ideas will help you to see braaing in a different light:
- Set the scene. When hosting you need to set the scene. It is extremely important to make your guests feel comfortable and at home. You can do this by making sure that you have enough comfortable furniture, music and access to snacks and drinks. If you are having a themed braai consider getting decorations to put up around your home to really follow the theme through.
- Check the weather. If you are not fortunate enough to have a closed off area for your braai, then you will need to keep an eye on the weather. There is nothing worse than having a braai ruined by rain or the cold.
- Let the food do the talking. A braai is all about the food, this is one aspect that you can afford to splash out on. Getting beautiful cuts of meat that are full of flavour will definitely make your braai stand out. Making your own marinades to go on these pieces of meat will give you the opportunity to put your own spin on braai food. Remember to also take into consideration that you may have vegetarians attending the braai. You can still make amazing vegetarian braai food, if you take the time to research recipes. If you really want to splash out, then invest in making all of your own accompaniments for the food, including freshly baked bread. The whole point of a braai is to enjoy amazing food after all, and you will certainly host the perfect braai if you take the time to prepare food that will tantalize your guest’s taste buds.
- Get everyone involved. With braais it is often the case that the host does all of the braaing on their own. As such they do not have the time to get involved with their guest on a personal level. When hosting your next braai you need to get everyone involved, so that they can become a part of the action.
How to get your guests involved
Getting your guests involved with the braaing is simple when you have a fantastic invention by your side. Imagine a table that has a built in braai? A built in braai will give you and your guests the opportunity to sit around a beautiful table and enjoying the experience of cooking their own food.