Cookouts Dos and DON"T!!

"Summer, summer, #summertime. Time to sit back and unwind "

So the weather is hot, and the flames on the grills are even hotter, we can all admit we enjoy the summer for the warm nights, music festivals and for the COOKOUTS which is why we should go over cookouts dos and don't. Yes, there's a thing called cookout etiquettes:

  1. Always bring something to the cookout: Even if it's just a bag of ice or paper plates, the host will forever remember you as the guest that never shows up empty handed.  Personally, I think it's a nice gesture  ESPECIALLY if you are a plus one and you only know the person who invited you. Bringing something is the best way to break the ice!
  2.  DON'T be an Indian Giver: Unless the cookout is BYOB, you can not try to take back the last three beers from the six pack that you brought to the party. That's just tacky!
  3.  Make your invites clear: if hosting a cookout and you want it to be something casual and more intimate. Make sure you express that you don't want everyone and their mama at your house !! If you don't you can't get mad if your cookout turns into House Party 3
  4.  Don't invite someone else .... if you wasn't even invited:  and what I mean by this is that if you're the plus one. You can not invite someone else too. Especially if you don't know the host personally. Some people of weary on who they let come in there house.
  5. MINGLE: a cookout is all about mingling, playing spades, beer pong, coin hole, whatever!
  6. Don't come to a cookout and not mingle: as stated in #5, a cookout is a social event DONT GO TO A COOKOUT and not be social. No one likes the standoff person, you could've stayed home for all that! 
  7. Clean up after yourself: you mess it up, clean it up. Simple as that. Sometimes just offering to help take the trash or clean dishes is a nice gesture to show the host what kind of person you are.
  8. Please make sure you put the COOK in cookout; do not have a cookout and you cannot cook. If you aren't the best in making potato salad, ask someone who is. You don't want to be known as the person that makes nasty potato salad or serves raw chicken 😷😷.

Did I miss anything ?? If so, please share your Dos and Don'ts for a cookout.  Have you ever experience any of these things? I would love to know. 


Have a safe and fun Memorial weekend, and thank you for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for our country. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’›