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Backyard BBQ Party Ideas

Now that it is summer, the outdoor entertaining season is upon us. From grad parties or birthdays to just for fun parties, there is always some reason to get outside and gather with friends and family. When throwing a backyard BBQ party, it is important to do some planning and think about things such as a party theme, your outdoor entertaining space, and food to serve. If you are planning on hosting a backyard BBQ this summer, check out some of our favorite yard party ideas.


When hosting a party, it is important to pick out a theme as it creates a balanced atmosphere and brings all the elements of a party together. Just come up with a vision of the party and stick to it! Your theme can direct decorations, party dishes, and even the food you serve. By doing this, your party will become easier and your party will instantly become more memorable and unique.

Entertaining Space

Next, it’s important to think about your outdoor space and where you want to place tables and chairs for guests, entertaining tables for food and drinks, outdoor games, casual sitting areas, and some decorations. When throwing a party it’s always a great idea to have some fun yard games. Bags or croquet are classic games that will work for any party, but you can also get creative with more active games such as giant jenga or badminton depending on the environment. It’s also a great idea to decorate your party. Aside from matching party ware, some of our favorite party decorations are hanging lights if the party falls into the evening, and fun signage for any party logistics such as parking, the menu, or games.



Last but not least is picking out the right food and recipes to use. Food is the most important element to a party, and when throwing a backyard BBQ, grilling is essential. When choosing what to grill, it is good to keep in mind how many people you will be feeding as well as what you are best at and enjoy cooking the most. One of our favorite and fun recipes is grilled Hawaiian chicken kabobs, which is chicken breast, pineapple, purple onions, and green, red, and/or yellow bell peppers on a stick marinated, seasoned, and grilled to perfection. It is a simple thing to make and can be prepared well ahead of time giving you plenty of time to enjoy your party.


Backyard BBQ’s are summer staples, so make the most of your outdoor space by inviting friends over to enjoy it with you!

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