Friday, June 11, 2021

Summer BBQ Essentials


It’s summertime again, so you know what that means! Now that the pandemic is (finally) slowing down, many summer parties and BBQs will be underway this season. 

However, there is a lot that goes into planning a summer BBQ. From inviting the guests to planning the menu to keeping them entertained - there is a lot to consider. Luckily, Skylight Creative Ideas has broken down the perfect summer BBQ necessities to help make sure that you are adequately prepared.

Grilling Essentials 

What would a BBQ be without grilled food? From hot dogs to hamburgers to chicken cutlets - it’s guaranteed that someone will be operating the grill all day long. With this said, the grill master must be equipped with all of the necessary tools. 

For example, items such as an apron, tongs, a steel spatula, and other tools are necessary to grill the perfect summer meal. 

Serving Trays 

Once your delicious summer BBQ feast is ready for serving, you will need to put it somewhere for your guests to come and peruse. With this said, be sure to stock up on serving trays of all kinds. From 2-piece chip and dip sets to adjustable serving trays, the possibilities are endless.

Stay Hydrated 

Since most BBQs are held outside, your guests must stay adequately hydrated. To reduce the amount of waste from your BBQ, consider using reusable plastic cups. Interested customers can also customize them for a family reunion or event!

Another great way to keep everyone hydrated is by offering stainless steel tumblers for guests to use while they attend the party. Not only will this help everyone to decipher which glass is theirs, but it will also keep everyone’s drinks nice and cold in the hot summer sun. 

Fun & Games

Summer BBQs aren’t just about the food; they’re also about the fun and games! If you want to have the best BBQ this summer, consider filling your backyard with fun items such as cornhole, a volleyball set, pickleball, bean bag toss, and more!

Have a pool? Be sure to stock up on pool noodles, beach balls, and floating devices for the kids. Summer can be a time of great fun, but it is also essential to keep everyone safe. 

If you plan to have several covid-safe BBQs this summer, be sure to equip yourself with all of the essentials. 

To learn more about our products at Skylight Creative Ideas, call us at 410.879.8401 or contact us on the website. Our goal always is to provide innovative ideas, top-notch customer service and exceed your goals with our quality products.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Everything You Need For A Perfect Summer Picnic


Once the warm weather returns in the summertime, there is no better way to spend the day than with the perfect summer picnic. 

While taking your lunch or dinner party to the local park might sound like a great idea, there is also a lot of planning and preparation involved. To be sure that you have all of the necessary picnic essentials, Skylight Creative Ideas has compiled a list of our must-have picnic items. 

Here is everything you need for a perfect summer picnic:

Picnic Basket, Cooler or Tote Bag

The best part of a picnic is the food, and so it is crucial to have something to store the food in a while traveling to the picnic destination. Whether it be a picnic basket, an insulated cooler, or even a tote bag, anything that gets your food from point A to point B will work just as well.

Reusable Utensils & Plates

Once you’ve found the perfect picnic spot, you will likely want to start indulging in all of the yummy food you brought along with you. To enjoy this food, you’ll need plates, utensils, cups, and more. To keep the amount of waste low, consider using reusable utensils and plates that people can wash at home after the picnic.  

Picnic Blanket

To keep all of your belongings off the grass and away from curious insects, be sure to pack a picnic blanket or tapestry of some kind. When you arrive at your picnic destination, just spread out the blanket and begin setting up your meal on top. 

Charcuterie Board & A Wine Bottle Opener

What better way to celebrate summer than with a bit of wine and cheese? A charcuterie board filled with cheese, pickles, assorted meats, and more is the perfect addition to any summer picnic. 

Are you thinking of pairing the cheese with a glass of wine? Be sure to remember a wine opener so that you don’t run into any problems.

Yard Games

Are you thinking of enjoying your picnic for an extended period? Be sure to bring some fun yard games to keep everyone entertained. Cornhole, volleyball, bean bag toss, ladder ball, and more are fun summer activities that will keep everyone engaged and included. 

The past year has certainly been different, but summer is here, the pandemic is dwindling, and we couldn’t be happier! Be sure to stay safe and healthy this summer, but also have much fun too! Picnics are perfect for enjoying the summer weather outside with friends and family.

If you have questions or want to learn more about Skylight Creative, give us a call at 410.879.8401 or contact us on the website.