There was a time when we used to look forward to outdoor cookouts on our boat dock on the weekends and during holidays. Nowadays, all we have is time. It’s like an eternal holiday except we don’t know when it will end (and we do want it to end…oh, the irony!).
We’re just saying that perhaps, you should take advantage of the recent situation instead of feeling frustrated and depressed trapped inside your home as you wait anxiously for the pandemic to end. Let’s look at the brighter side of things and give you some tips on how to arrange a cookout outdoors with your family on your boat dock.
Cookout Tips to Have a Memorable Experience on Your Boat Dock
The following tips will help you organize an intimate cookout on your boat dock with your partner and children:
1. Delegate Tasks Among Family Members
Everyone needs a distraction during these difficult times, and having a cookout is the perfect way to keep us busy and occupied. You can delegate a task to each family member. Ask your kids to bring the drinks and plates, cups, forks, and spoons from the house and your partner to help you bring the food to with you outdoors. You can also ask your kids to bring other things such as music, board games, and other things that you can do as a family.
2. Plan Beforehand What You Are Going to Cook
The last thing you want to do is to do multiple errands to the grocery store. If you’re planning a cookout, visit the grocery store and buy everything you need at one time. Go to one grocery store and not several. If you can’t find what you came to buy, think of an alternative on the spot or beforehand, so you can quickly buy and go.
3. Do Not Forget to Bring Hand Sanitizer with You
You and your family should use hand sanitizer before cooking and handling food. You can also get alcohol wipes to wipe chairs and tables outdoors. Even though the chairs and tables outdoors will not be infected with the virus, it is always better to be on the safe side.
Before touching your face and eyes with your hand, sanitize your hands. However, it is better if you avoid touching your face at all while outdoors. In all future cookouts, having a hand sanitizer handy is key because it prevents any kind of germs from infecting you by eliminating them.
4. Create an Outdoor Hand Washing Station
Since hand washing is important during this time, you can create a hand washing station. If you don’t want to go back and forth to your house to wash your hands, fill a cooler with water and using a spigot to wash your hands. Be sure to wash your hands with liquid soap. You can use paper towels or a cloth to dry your hands.
EZ Dock Texas can install a boat dock on your waterfront property or give you one to rent. Residents of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico can contact us at 800-654-8168 for a quote.