Braai at home
Heritage Day is a time for us to celebrate our culture and recognise the diversity of our nation, as well as get together with friends and family for a day of fun. It’s also now known less formally as Braai Day and hosting a braai has become part of the tradition. If it’s your turn to throw the party this year, follow this ultimate guide to how to host a braai to make sure it goes smoothly.
Want to put together the perfect menu when hosting a Heritage Day Braai?
Find out the dietary requirements of your guests.
2. Always have plenty of variety – don’t stick to just one type of meat, we have a selection of meat from our program that you can choose from – and make sure to have lots of side dish options which you can also find on our website in the recipes section .
Choose a braai party master
The first thing you need to do is sort out who’s going to be the braai master of your event. What does this mean? Well, while you’ll be in charge of coming up with all the braai party ideas and running the day, you won’t necessarily be in charge of the braaing the food (unless you want to, of course). This is a big job and one that takes a lot of dedication, so pick wisely. Your braai party master will be in charge of cooking on the braai grill.
Decide braai party ideas for food
Even if you’re not the braai master, you still need to figure out a menu of ideas for braai party food. You’ll need plenty of delicious meat – including chicken, red meat and a couple of vegetarian options. To make sure your food is delicious, marinate it overnight [use a mixture of coke light and spices] so it’s bursting with flavour. As for the indispensable side dishes, there are a few side dish ideas for your menu to accompany the meat available on our website under the recipe section.
You can serve a few HCG protocol snacks – from crudités and dip to one-bite appetisers – as your guests start to arrive and while you’re waiting for the braai grill to heat up. Just remember you want them to be hungry by the time you serve the main meal!
How to host a Heritage Day
the space with braai party décor ideas
When it comes to table décor ideas for a braai, it’s best to keep things simple and let the food make the biggest impression. To achieve this:
- Arrange the seating for your guests around the braai so that no one is left out of the festivities.
- Set out a tablecloth along with plenty of serving plates that you can transfer your food onto.
- To make your table more eye-catching, have your serving plates at different heights and add fruits and flowers to the tabletop.
For evening décor ideas for a braai party, add candles and lanterns to your setting!
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