Nothing says “welcome summer” like a barbecue. Don’t let the fact that you are renting an apartment keep you from embracing some summertime fun with friends. Whether your apartment community is equipped with a community pool and grills or you have a patio at your apartment that you can grill on, here are some tips to help you celebrate a safe and fun barbecue at your place!

Review the grill out rules and become familiar with your property regulations. If you are utilizing an apartment community grill, common area, or patio then make sure you know the do’s and don’t. Most apartment communities only permit the use of electric grills, so before you go breaking any grilling regulations get familiar with policies and avoid a hefty fine.

Let friends contribute and ask them to bring what they want you to grill. This way you only have to work on the side dishes to complement their choices. Here are several barbecue side dish ideas from foodie expert Martha Stewart.

Mark the holiday and bring appreciation and pride to the barbecue by decorating red, white, and blue! Here are a couple fun menu items you can plan around and incorporate the stars and stripes theme to your gathering.

PARTY! Preparing what you can ahead of time will ensure that you have everything your guest need on hand so that you can enjoy the celebration with them! 

With the Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching there is no better time to dust off the grill, fill up the cooler, and pull out the sunscreen! May is after all National Barbecue Month.

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