Bring on the BBQ! 10 Party Tips

Bring on the BBQ! 10 Party Tips

Bring on the BBQ!

10 Super Summer Party Ideas

 

Celebrate summer with a seriously fun get-together. Everyone loves a party and the warm weather sets the stage for great ones. Go beyond the typical barbecue with these ten next-level party ideas.

  1. Grill up something different. Skip the hamburgers and hot dogs. Instead, opt for grilled pizza, roasted veggies, or kebabs.
  2. Make a s’mores bar. Set up a table with flavored marshmallows, different types of chocolate, and a variety of cookies (plus graham crackers for the traditionalists).
  3. Skip the paper plates. If you are just serving finger foods and sandwiches, you can use coffee filters as handy, inexpensive holders for hot dogs and hamburgers.
  4. Keep perishables on ice easily. Grab a small kiddie pool and load it up with ice. Pop the whole shebang on a table for easy access.
  5. Just add light. String Christmas lights on deck railings and in trees to add an after-dark glow to the festivities.
  6. Pick a theme and then run with it. Get a little beachy with balls and starfish. Visit Hawaii with volcanoes, leis, and grass skirts. Salute our country with an all-American theme. If you need more inspiration, check out Pinterest for BBQ theme ideas.
  7. Make a kid corner. If you have lots of children coming to your party, make a designated area for their games and food.
  8. Wheel out the fun. Put your wheelbarrow to use in several ways. It can be used as a “beer barrow” to serve cold beverages. Fill it with flowers for portable decoration. Load it with water balloons for refreshing fun.
  9. Offer sun and bug protection. A simple bucket loaded with sunscreen and bug spray keeps protection handy for everyone.
  10. Save on drinks. Instead of offering canned beverages, mix up a variety of cold concoctions in pitchers. Try a simple flavored lemonade or a fruity cooler made with sparkling water.