Helpful Tips for a Fun Wedding Gathering

 

 

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While your wedding event is both extraordinary and perhaps coming up quickly (I mean – you’re ready to get hitched, right?!), the gathering itself is presumably what you and your visitors are most anticipating—who doesn’t like to eat, drink and dance? The best party events consolidate individual fun and one-of-a-kind touches to keep visitors smiling and reminiscing long after the last moment.

Regardless of whether you’ve employed a band or a DJ, on the off chance that you need to keep the dance floor lively, design a playlist that will satisfy the entire group, not simply the two of you. For instance, even though you may love cloud non mainstream shake, now isn’t an ideal opportunity to flaunt your personal taste in music. Certainly, blend in a couple of your top choices, but don’t forget the traditional hits, as well, and keep guests moving on the dance floor.  Discuss with your DJ your “don’t play” list right away.

Share some encouraging, inspiring and fun wedding quotes with your guests; pick some funny or inspirational words to use in your decor and theme, too.

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Of course, don’t forget the significance of a strong seating game plan. Be sure to place visitors with individuals they’ll know and enjoy being seated with. It may seem like an incredible thought to play intermediary, or compel visitors to sit with outsiders to make new companions—yet at the end of the day, they’re here for you, and to enjoy getting up to speed with their own buddies. Put another way, a well-considered seating diagram prompts enjoyable discussion, which provides an awesome party and an exceptional night. So situate your tween cousins with different children their age and let school companions sit together.

Wedding favors ought to be the cherry on top of an outstanding gathering. Let your visitors know how much you appreciate having them there by offering a bring home treat (think: donuts, hot cocoa blend and marshmallows, a sack of your most loved espresso beans or jugs of nearby honey or nectar, an adorable succulent plant or a couple of mementos marked with your initials and wedding date).

 

Wedding toasts are about quality over time, so request that any individual who’s talking ensure their toasts are close to two minutes so as to not be too long. On the off chance that they have any more drawn out stories to tell, invite them to share those at the rehearsal dinner as another option.

To keep the little ones engaged for the duration of the night (and to give their folks a chance to hit the dance floor), give them their own assigned zone. In a different room, orchestrate a sitter to set up and supervise motion pictures, amusements, activities or a child driven dance party. You can likewise set up a couple of tables finished with coloring books, colored pencils, diversions and toys.

Awesome sustenance makes for an extraordinary festival, yet offering dishes that everybody can tweak to their preference is far and away superior. Intuitive sustenance stations, from a mac-and-cheese bar to a sushi setup, where visitors can make their own particular perfect nibbles will nourish your guests and prepare them to have a great time.

Rather than an average full menu serving of mixed greens, entrée and dessert, extend supper with four or five smaller courses (yet don’t extend it excessively so everyone can get on the dance floor sooner). Plan brief activities between dishes or courses, similar to a short toast from your amusing auntie, a sweet ballad from a deep rooted companion or an expert performance from a local vocalist or artist. It’ll give your visitors the experience of a fun night out, complete with supper and a show.

Gather recipes for the bride, creating a digital online cookbook for her full of favorite recipes from family and friends.

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Picking the Best BBQ & Grill Tongs {Review}

 

Picking the Best BBQ Grill Tongs {Review}

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There are several things to consider when picking out BBQ tools and accessories, especially grill tongs.

1. Many of us look for tongs that are not too difficult to squeeze – after all, who wants to work hard when grilling?  Keep in mind, however, that we also want the tongs to be strong and sturdy enough to easily handle turning and picking up larger pieces of meat from the grill, and not dropping our dinner on the ground as we transfer to a plate or bowl.

2. Some of us like tongs that have a lock feature for locking them closed or open (in case the drawer we’re storing them in is a little tight).

3. I like tongs that have a hanging loop on them, for easy hanging next to the grill while I’m cooking.

4. And since I detest doing dishes, except when absolutely necessary, I always look for something that is dishwasher safe, personally.  Even more important to me, will it come out of the dishwasher looking like new rather than still caked with part of the greasy grill bits left behind? Right?!?

Mulling over these desired features, I had the privilege of trying out the Cave Tools brand Grill Tongs recently and really like the way they handle.

When initially getting them out of the box, the feel and weight of the tongs quickly gave the indication that these would be sturdy enough to handle heavy-duty grilling tasks, while also not being so heavy that they are cumbersome to handle.

 

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The two different styles or shapes for each tong end are a nice touch – one end has the smooth edge for easily sliding under an item if needed, and the other has teeth for getting a good grip or piercing the item, if desired.  The  design not only looks nice, but is very helpful when turning items on the grill.

And they work great when flipping over things like peach halves or vegetables on the grill.

 

Grill Tongs with Chicken on Cutting Board

 

I like that the handles are long enough to keep my stubby fingers a good distance from the heat and flames of the grill while using them.  They are long enough for keeping away from the heat, while not being so long as to make them difficult to manage.

 

Cave Tools Grill Tongs long handles

 

As soon as the tongs slide out of the box, there is a catchy card enclosed, giving directions for downloading a free barbecue recipe book from the Cave Tools site, as well.  It’s especially a nice idea for a gift for someone who is just starting out on their grilling “career”, and there were some nice ideas and tips even for those more experienced “grill masters”.

I did some simple chicken and sausage on the grill, using the tongs, and they worked great, but it’s obvious they have the strength to do well with larger items like steak and ribs, while also being delicate enough for handling vegetables (or fruit – like peaches).

 

Grill Tongs with sausage and fruit on cutting board

 

Best of all, after tossing them in the dishwasher, they came out looking brand new, not a teensy-weensy bit of grease or grilling residue left behind on them.  Yay!

Of course, after all this, I would have thought the price for these might be a little out of my acceptable range for grilling tools, but alas, it was a very reasonable price (honestly a bargain given how well they cleaned up and how strong and sturdy they are – seeming like they could last a lifetime).

Oh, and there’s a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can return them for a full refund, even after using them for a year, if you are not satisfied with how they’re holding up!  I mean, really, what other company has such confidence in their grilling products?

If you’d like to grab yours right away, we are also offering a special coupon code for 15% off your Cave Tools Grill Tongs (making them less than $10)!  Just use discount code TONGS15 when you make your purchase on the Cave Tools website.

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