Top 10 Essentials At Your Next BBQ!

Christmas in Australia is the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather outside. It’s a great excuse to invite the family and friends over for a barbeque. However, if you want to be an impressive host, you’ll need a few more things than just a barbeque, apron and tongs.
These are the top 10 essential items you’ll need to get this summer before your next barbeque!

Portable Speakers

Portable speakers are a necessity at any barbecue. To take full advantage of your entertainment area and avoid awkward silence, make sure to have some portable speakers. This saves the hassle of moving your stereo and having to find an extension cord to plug it into. Portable speakers mean the guests can choose their own music, especially if your speaker can be connected to by Bluetooth.

Garden furniture

You could get the guests to bring their own foldable garden chairs, or you can be the ultimate party host by having your own garden furniture! When guests want to sit back and relax, they can in Aaron’s chairs with arms or steel straps. Tables come with 8 chairs, or can be sold individually. For those who want to relax with a drink, there’s also the option of a Thatch Bar Table Setting.


African Thatch

No Thatch Bar Table Setting is complete without an African Thatch. To escape the heat this summer, you can turn your backyard into the ultimate entertainment area with the installation of an African Thatch. These come in a range of sizes, so this is sure to be one that will fit any backyard. They are completely waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about them surviving a tropical storm. You can be sun smart this summer and avoid a sunburn under your African Thatch.
If you’re not a D.I.Y person, then don’t worry! We will have a team of professional installers come to your house and do all the hard work for you. An African Thatch will ensure your guests have an entertaining barbeque they’ll never forget.

african-thatch-poolCollapsible food net cover

While Australia’s summer is hot, and the perfect weather to spend some time outside, it also means there will be bugs, flies and insects trying to get at your food. Nothing ruins a barbecue like ruined food. To avoid disaster, pick up the must have item for every barbecue, a collapsible food net cover. These are under $10, so you can spend more of your money on food and drinks and don’t have to worry about nasty insects spoiling the day.

Meat thermometer

This is an incredibly handy tool to have at any barbecue. When you’re cooking meat, you want to make sure it doesn’t end up being undercooked or overcooked. A digital thermometer is the cheap and easy option to make sure you cook the best food possible, and don’t end up serving undercooked meat to your friends and family. If you want to splash out, you can even pick up a thermometer which syncs up to an app on your phone.

Play equipment

Nothing is worse than a bored kid ruining a party. Avoid the tantrums by making sure the kids are entertained with Aaron’s play equipment.
Aaron’s have a range of play equipment, so you’ll be sure to find something that’s perfect for your kids. We have monkey bars, swings, pirate ships, slides and sandpits. This way the kids can keep busy and the adults enjoy their barbecue without disruptions.

Monster Fort with slide (customers own slide)

Monster Fort with slide (customers own slide)


It’s not only the kids that need entertainment, the adults do too! Once the food is done, make sure you have something to entertain the guests with. There’s so many options, depending on the size of your entertainment area. Make sure you have a cricket bat and ball, soccer ball, football, or even try croquet. For the people that aren’t really into sport, having card or board games on hand is a great way to make sure everyone stays entertained.

Drink dispenser

No party is complete without the drinks! Make sure the drinks stay cool and give the guests the chance to pour their own beverages with a drink dispenser. It even gives you the chance to get creative and make your own cocktails for your guests. The guests will love having a cool, refreshing drink while enjoying your barbeque.


The Christmas holidays are a great time to host a barbecue, but it often ends up with lots of time spent in the sun and a nasty sunburn by the end of the day. Make sure you and your guests stay sun smart by applying sunscreen throughout the day.


To complete the day, make sure you bring along some type of dessert. During summer, the perfect food is ice cream or icy poles. You can even make your own icy poles for your guests by picking up some moulds. This is a super cheap way to make sure your guests stay cool at your barbecue.  
These products will ensure you are able to make the most of your Christmas holidays and host a barbecue or two that you’ll never forget.
Check out Aaron’s Lifestyle and Entertainment range to get some inspiration before your next barbecue this summer.

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