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No matter what the season is BBQ parties will never go out of style! Backyard barbecue parties are the perfect way to spend time with your family and friends during the summer or anytime. You can host a BBQ for a special occasion or just to have fun outdoors; everyone is going to have a good time. There are endless barbecue party ideas, like hiring a country party band for your BBQ party or you can try our other amazing ideas below!
There are so many barbecue events throughout the summer season that you have to be creative and make yours stand out by deciding on a unique theme. Your barbecue theme can match a specific type of food, occasion, holiday, location or interest. Some of the BBQ party themes include having a Nautical Barbecue, Beach Barbecue, Hawaiian Luau BBQ, Surf & Turf BBQ, Southern Barbecue Cookout, and Backyard Burger Barbecue.
It would be cool to have digital invitations that are barbecue-themed. Use your BBQ party theme in the invitation design and include important details such as the time, date, location, and other information.
Decorate your backyard barbeque with classic and rustic items. Keep things simple because you already get a lot of ambiance in the outdoors. Focus on the lighting, so everything remains illuminated, and the table décor to enhance the outdoor celebration. A Solid tablecloth makes plain picnic tables look festive. As a centerpiece, you can use tin pails or tin watering cans as flowers vases. Add the atmosphere with fun lightings such as paper lanterns, tiki torches, or votive candles. A good tip for an evening BBQ is to have citronella candles on all tables to ward off the bugs and to add ambiance. You can also use beach balls or nautical items for decoration.
An essential part of a party is food, and when it comes to a barbeque party, food is what your guests will come for. Serve a variety of salads, grilled items, and appetizers. It is better to include dishes that can be served at the room temperature to avoid any melting or spoiling. Some classic BBQ party foods include guacamole, chips, salsa, pretzels, vegetables and ranch dip, trail mix and popcorn as snacks. On the grill, you can provide burgers, hot dogs, vegetable skewers, or chicken and shrimp. For side ideas you can do potato salad, french fries, baked potatoes, pasta salad, coleslaw, baked beans and fruit salad. Try watermelon slices, cookies, ice cream sundaes, apple pie, popsicles and cupcakes for desserts.
Organizing a few party games is a must so everyone can play them during the barbeque. Some outdoors games include Kick the Can, tag, Capture the Flag, volleyball or badminton. There are some less competitive activities as well such as roasting marshmallows or karaoke. Having BBQ party games for the celebration will keep everyone entertained and help them have fun.
Make your BBQ party the most fun party anyone has ever attended!