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BBQ Party Ideas
It's Grill Time
The weather is warm and it is time to start cooking outdoors and escape the heat of the kitchen. Barbecues are a great way to entertain a small to larger group of friends during the summer. There are so many holidays to celebrate during the summer months such as Memorial Day, Fathers Day and of course July 4th. These are great reasons to host a barbecue. Since the grill is at the center of the occasion , it might be worthwhile to invest in a good set of grilling tools to ensure you aren't let down while trying to cook. Decide if you are going for a theme such as a patriotic event, where you will want to include red, white and blue decorations or for Father’s Day you may decide to go for Dad’s favourite colors. To help with your next outdoor barbecue party, here are a few ideas to add a bit of fun and novelty to the occasion.
From the eats to the equipment for the grill and even decorations, a checklist of everything you need is a key step for remembering everything you need. This is just a suggested list - there are quite few things that most would add or subtract. Also remember to check with guests if they have any allergies or special dietary requirements so that they don’t have to go hungry at the event. The big take away is that it helps to have a list written out before you go to the shop.
Smores Building Box
What you see is what you get with this idea. The big decisions you have to decide on what containers to use and how you would like to organize your display. A drawer divider is a very handy way to keep items separate and make it easier for guests to grab and go for their treat.
Get the Corn Ready
Pre-skewer your corn so that your guests can easily grab and go without worrying about fiddly and often sharp corn skewers. The container also makes it easy to spread your seasoning and keep the corn warm after cooking.
Theme Your Cutlery
With just a few items from the craft shop you can have a lovely cutlery display. Burlap covers and a bit of twine are all that is needed to wrap your utensils in a novel way. You can make cute little chalkboard signs with chalkboard labels and pens.
Gourmet Hot Dog Recipe Cards
To help guests out, you could print out suggested toppings to try. simply search online for some great recipe inspirations, type them out, and print. They can be easily hung from a clothes line with pegs to give a bit of novelty to your hot dog area. One idea to include could be this :
One more list
Bring a silicone cupcake pan to your next Barbe-que . The metal pans will react with acids like ketchup, tomatoes, mayo, mustards, etc..and can give an off-taste. Or use silicone cupcake liners. Then it is easier to put back leftover condiments and easier to refill if you run out part way through.
Lotion & Bug Spray
Make sure your guests have plenty of protection with this great idea for an outdoor summer party. Use Labels and a caddy from the dollar store to create your own fun sign to go along with your party theme.
Barbeque Chicken Skewers
Barbecue Chicken Skewers are a delicious treat for guests to enjoy. This easy recipe is ready in about 40 minutes.
- BBQ seasonings
- Chicken pieces
- chopped peppers
- chopped onions
Season the chicken pieces with BBQ seasonings and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Take a skewer and alternate between chicken, peppers, and onions and repeat until filled. Preheat your grill to 400º Fahrenheit. Place skewers on grill and cook for 10-15 minutes.
Walking Taco Bar
For a Party hit that Kids will love - use Clothes pin to attach bags of chips on strings that are hung from one wall to another. You can have dips in condiment trays around the place so that they can have chips and dips.
Luau Veggie Tray
Give guests a healthy option with this colorful Veggie Tray. In addition, the colorful Veggie platter will make a wonderful centerpiece for your table on the day. Choose from vegetables including, celery, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes and anything else you enjoy. Make the tree for the dip from a carrot and some parsley leaves.
When it comes to decorating for your BBQ , you can get really creative. Gingham table clothes look delightful on tables while beer bottles wrapped in twine make fantastic centerpieces especially when little flowers are added. You can also print or buy a bunting to add to the occasion.
When it comes to entertaining - hacks for making life easier are a must. Learn from other peoples tips and tricks with this simple idea which is also a great picnic idea! Tubs are filled with ice to keep salads chilled and lids to keep flies out.
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