Must-Have Products for Your Backyard BBQ

Must-Have Products for Your Backyard BBQ

When it comes to hosting the perfect backyard BBQ, having the right essentials can make all the difference. Whether you're grilling up delicious food, creating a cozy ambiance with lighting, or keeping everyone entertained with water games and fire pits, here are some must-have products to elevate your outdoor gatherings.


No BBQ is complete without a quality grill. Choose from gas, charcoal, or electric options depending on your preference and cooking style. Look for features like temperature control, ample cooking space, and easy cleanup to make your grilling experience seamless and enjoyable.

  • Product Highlight - Traeger Flatrock Grill: This versatile grill is a game-changer for backyard BBQs, offering griddling, frying, steaming, sautéing, and more. With three cooking zones and TruZone™ total temperature control, you can cook multiple dishes simultaneously at different temps. Heatshield Insulation ensures consistent cooking results and superior flavor.


Set the mood and extend your BBQ into the evening with the right lighting. String lights, lanterns, and pathway lights not only illuminate your space but also add a festive atmosphere. Opt for weather-resistant options that can withstand outdoor conditions and provide just the right amount of brightness.

  • Product Highlight - Shatterproof Warm White Lights: 

    These lights add vintage charm to your backyard and feature a shatterproof design, spanning 12 feet lit and 14 feet overall. Connect up to 30 sets end-to-end for a customized look! Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, these lights fit into a traditional C9 cord, also perfect for year-round use. Enjoy effortless setup and a cozy glow with these patio lights, designed to elevate any outdoor space.

Water Games

Keep guests of all ages entertained with fun water games. From inflatable pool toys to water guns and sprinklers, there are plenty of options to cool off and have a blast on hot summer days. Consider setting up a water volleyball net or slip 'n slide for some friendly competition and laughter.

  • Product Highlight - Hasbro Twister® Splash: Just like classic Twister®, players follow the spinner's directions to place hands and feet on colored spots—but here's the splashy twist: each spot sprays water! Perfect for backyard play on hot summer days, simply connect the included Splash mat to a hose, and in just one minute, it's ready to soak up the excitement.

Fire Pits

Create a cozy gathering spot with a fire pit where guests can relax and enjoy the warmth. Whether you prefer a traditional wood-burning fire pit or a gas-powered option for convenience, fire pits add ambiance and are perfect for roasting marshmallows or simply enjoying the crackling flames under the stars.

  • Product Highlight - HotShot Wood Burning Fire Pit: Transform your outdoor gatherings with the HotShot Wood Burning Fire Pit, featuring innovative CleanAir Smokeless Technology that reduces up to 70% of smoke when managed correctly. Portable and easy to assemble, it's ideal for backyard gatherings, camping or picnics. Enjoy a cleaner, more enjoyable bonfire experience wherever you go.


These products will help you create an unforgettable backyard BBQ experience for family and friends. Whether you're upgrading your grilling setup, enhancing your outdoor lighting, adding water games for entertainment, or creating a cozy atmosphere with a fire pit, these essentials will ensure your backyard becomes the ultimate summer destination. Happy BBQing!

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