Remember that the food and drink offered to your guests may be poisonous to pets. Simply remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends and you should not be a treat for your pet. Any change of diet, even for one meal, may give your dog severe digestive ailments, cause choking, or cause allergies to flare up.
Keep your pets on a leash and supervised. No matter how friendly your pet may be it is better not to excite your pet by having them chase and run around guests at your party/barbecue. It is particularly safer to not have your pet play chase with the children during a party. Even, if they do this with their own family’s children.
Avoid allowing your pet to hang out around the barbecue area or pits; due to hot charcoal, coals, and fire.