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Rainy Day BBQ Parties

Updated on June 20, 2018

Great ways to BBQ party in the rain!

The date is set for your outdoor BBQ party. The food is bought, the drinks are chilling and the guests are on the way. There's just one big problem ... its been raining cats and dogs for a week!

Luckily, there's no need to cancel your get together just because of a few "spots" of rain. You can still cook great, Hickory flavored BBQ food on an indoor grill or cover your outdoor grill with a canopy whilst your chef cooks and keeps dry at the same time.

If you don't have room indoors, move the fun outside under the cover of a party gazebo with plenty of room for Aunt Hilda to boogie her burgers away to the sounds of summer on a karaoke machine. A few summer party decorations will bring the sunshine inside too, so you can still have all the fun of a BBQ party, in the rain!

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Indoor Grills for Rainy Day BBQs - Take the cooking inside and party on!

If its too cold or showery to cook your party food outdoors, why not bring it inside instead? You don't have to resort to the boring old oven and hob these days, just try out these great indoor grills instead. Powered by electricity, there is no messing with dusty charcoal or heavy gas bottles and you can comfortably create great, healthy grilled food, BBQ style in the comfort of indoors at the same time. These indoor grills can be used any time of the year, so you will even get more use out of them that the traditional outdoor grills, value for money too!

George Foreman, Silver, 12+ Servings Upto 15 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, GGR50B, REGULAR
George Foreman, Silver, 12+ Servings Upto 15 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, GGR50B, REGULAR
This one even looks like an outdoor grill! Great for when you need to move the party indoors. We recently bought this grill, it’s so convenient even when the weather is good. Just plug in and cook, no waiting around. Its easy to clean too, simply lift off the griddle and take to the sink to wash.

Indoor BBQ Grills for "Taking it Inside"

What's the Weather Forecast for the Planned BBQ Date? - Is rain a possibility for your BBQ party?

Use these links to check the forecast in your area to make sure you're prepared!

Indoor Grill Recipes to keep the taste of the great outdoors!

Indoor Grill Recipes for Rainy Day BBQs - You don't have to miss out on the BBQ flavours!

Yes but what about the trade mark flavor of BBQ grilled food if we cook on an indoor grill? If you love the smoked BBQ or Hickory flavors on your steaks, there is no need to go without just because you've moved your cooking indoors. There are some great recipes that will make sure you can still enjoy the BBQ taste, wherever you choose to create your BBQ culinary delights.

BBQ Covers to keep the chef dry and those coals hot!

Shelters and Canopies for Rainy Day BBQs - Have rain, WILL cook outdoors!

Not tempted by the thought of taking your cooking inside? Ok, there are a few solutions that will help you brave the rain and keep those coals hot! BBQ gazebos, canopies and umbrellas will keep the showers off your outdoor grill and keep you dry too. So the cooking show can still go on, even when it pours down. By the way, they are also great as sun shades, IF you happen to get a freak summers day....

Party Gazebos for all the space of the great outdoors ... indoors!

Party Marquees for Rainy Day BBQs - Let the party commence!

No room in the house to move the party inside? These party marquees offer a great alternative to braving the rain under brollies and raincoats. There’s no fun in standing around on a patio yard, nibbling a soggy hotdog and socialising under an overgrown garden shrub. These supersized gazebos have plenty of room inside for tables and chairs so that guests can keep dry and party away into the night. They look great too and when the party is over, they can be packed away until the next big bash!

Party Heaters coz even when the sun does shine, it gets nippy at night!

Patio Heaters for Rainy Day BBQ Parties - Keeping the party hot!

Even under the shelter of a party gazebo or garage it can still get a little chilly on a dull day. This selection of patio heaters will make sure your guests keep snug whilst they enjoy your BBQ food. Ditch the fleecy jumpers and snuggle up under the heater instead!

Tropical Party Decorations for a touch of the sun even on a rainy day!

Tropical Indoor Party Decorations for a Rainy Day BBQ - Bring the summer indoors!

Why miss out on sunshine and flowers when you have to move the party indoors? Make your indoor venue shine with some tropical decorations to create a sunny summer atmosphere to kick off the BBQ party mood. There are many summer party themes available, from beach party to Hawaiian tropics, all are ideal to add a fun theme on a cloudy day. So drape those walls, doors and windows and decorate the tables with some of these great indoor party decorations!

Karaoke and Wii Entertainment for just singing and dancing away those rainy day blues!

Karaoke Entertainment for Rainy Day BBQ Parties - Let's get this party started!

So what shall we do now that the burgers have been scoffed and the socialising is starting to dwindle? Karaoke is the ultimate in indoor party entertainment! Plug in the Karaoke machine, put on a great Summer party CD, grab the mic and let the kids, aunties and grandpas sing the summer home!

Rain Ponchos for Rainy Day BBQs - Keep the chef, guests, kids AND the dog dry!

Your Rainy Day BBQ Party - What would you do?

What would you do if rain threatened to spoil your BBQ party?

See results

Some Rainy Day BBQ Parties on Youtube

The first video is hilarious! Don't let the rain spoil your day, let the party go on!

Rainy Day BBQ Guestbook - Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoyed the party!

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      8 years ago

      Good time to get organized for weekend fun! Cheers!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens. I enjoy a good barbeque. Craving for some now.

    • Carashops profile image


      8 years ago

      Your lens made me smile. This is something my family have often had to do.

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      E L Seaton 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      This an awesome lens :>{) Blessed by COUNTRYLUTHIER. We take it to the deck rain or shiny here in Lower Virginia!

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      8 years ago

      I have a GF for indoors but I admit it's waaay more fun to brave the rain...just like the guy in the picture, LOL...(Yes, folks, that really happens!)

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      Virginia Allain 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      I think I need one of those indoor grills. We love grilled food, even on rainy days.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for liking my lens and great work on this one! Nope.. I love BBQ too much to let rain bother me!! I'd probably bring out my an umbrella but no indoors! :)

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      9 years ago

      You have put the smile back in the day for many, congratulations on being chosen as one of the 25 BBQ Lenses You're Going To Love!

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      9 years ago

      Such an interesting article! Congrats on making the BBQ monsterboard

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      9 years ago

      No rain here :)

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      9 years ago

      Love these ideas. Nice lens. Congrats on making the monsterboard.

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      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I live in the Pacific Northwest so I can feel your "BBQing pain" when it comes to lack of Summers and unpredictable weather! Nice lens and Gratz on making the Monster Boards!

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      9 years ago

      Terrific resourceful ideas for grilling on through whatever Mother Nature tosses your way! I had no idea there were such clever indoor grills! Congratulations on the Monster Board feature!

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      9 years ago

      Congratulation for making to BBQ monster board. It's a well done lens as you have given must have items for BBQ rain party. Also, thanks for including my BBQ lens.

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      9 years ago

      What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!


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