I am such a last minute shopper! especially when it comes to Father’s day. I’m not sure if it’s because Dad’s are just so much easier to shop for or because I know the secret to Dad’s heart. Through his stomach!
And what Dad doesn’t love to grill on fathers day? Dads love it because they get to show off who’s really the king of the grill and Mom’s get to show off their scrumptious sweets.
Even if you’re not grilling on Fathers day, great food makes every celebration special. What I love about BJ’s Wholesale Club is how they take the stress off any occasion. Whether it’s father’s day or graduation, BJ’s helps you make the perfect party with BJ’s Perfect Party Center.
Now let’s get this party started! Here are a few of my favorite tips to host the perfect Father’s day BBQ.
Plan ahead. (duh!) grilling is the easiest way to cook for a small or large crowd. The night before store everything into disposable aluminum containers with meats seasoned, prepped, and packed, ready for the grill. This saves so much time cleaning up in the kitchen! marinade everything!
The Sides – BJ’s sides are perfect for saving time! They’re packed with homemade flavor and are easy to store when you’re done. No need to pull out plastic containers!
The Drinks – When it comes to picking the right drink, keep it simple. Have lots of fresh fruit pre-washed, sliced or chopped to switch between making the perfect mocktails or cocktails.
Here’s my recipe …
Mommy’s Mocktail Sparkler
16 oz of Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water
2 sliced strawberries
Pour over ice. To garnish use BJ’s watermelon cut into a wedge and Voila!
Rastelli Market Fresh Pork St. Louis Ribs and Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa
Simply use fresh cilantro, rosemary, and spices to help bring out all the flavors of the grill.
The Gift – And if you’re stuck on what to buy Dad, why not create something instead that Dad will love like a BBQ Rub!
DIY Father’s Day Gift – A BBQ Rub for Dad!
2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne
2 tsp Onion powder
3 tbsp Brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp Sea salt
1 tbsp Black pepper, fresh ground
Mix together in a bowl with a whisk and pack into a small Mason Jar. You can even create a batch for grandpa, uncles, brother and even the neighbors who are Dad’s.
The Desserts – try to serve a dessert platter that fits each guest sweet tooth. Check out BJ’s cookie assortment platter by Wellsley Farms where each platter is freshly baked to perfection. Wellsley Farms® Brownie & Cookie Tray serves 36 – 48. Something for everyone!
With their wide selection of festive, fresh and fine-quality foods, BJ’s makes it convenient to order deli platters, cookie assortments, and custom-order cakes made exactly to your specifications. Browse through BJ’s Party Planning brochure, then fill out an order form in- Club or download one at home from https://www.bjs.com/deli-bakery.content.services_deli_bakery.A.services then, simply drop it into the kiosk at your local club. Your order can be ready for pick-up in as little as 24 hours!
Tip – Make sure your cutlery is disposable! no one wants to spend the afternoon by the sink. What to shop for:
- To help ease consumers’ pain in the pocket, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering non-members a Free 90-Day Membership available now through Sunday, July 3.
- Shoppers can print the coupon at http://bit.ly/1T695nN and visit their local BJ’s club to activate their trial. Once enrolled, shoppers are given a membership number and will receive a membership card upon visiting the member services desk.
- BJ’s is also currently offering a 15-month membership for $40 now through Sunday, July 3 plus a coupon book with more than $2,000 worth of savings.
Happy Father’s Day!
Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible thanks to BJ’s Wholesale Club. As always, all opinions expressed are our own.