Planning an outdoor bash with your besties to celebrate summer? We have all the BBQ party ideas you need to make it a smashing success! Spring and summer are the best times for backyard BBQ parties! With the warmer weather, longer days and school soon coming to an end, there is no better way to spend an evening than with friends while eating tasty food cooked on a grill! To prepare for a BBQ party, you’ll want to make sure you have all of the food, fun, and drinks that you will need to keep your friends entertained. Here are 7 BBQ party ideas that are sure to make your event a hit!
BBQ Party Ideas for Good Food & Good Times
1. Fruit popsicles
Cut up fruit, such as watermelon, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberries and sprinkle a little sugar on them. Put them in the freezer and then put the pieces of fruit on wooden skewers. These fruit popsicles will keep everyone cool during your BBQ party.
2. S’mores bar
Once the sun goes down and the fire is still burning, s’mores are the perfect treat! Create an s’mores bar with your must-have s’more ingredients and then have extras, such as peanut butter, Nutella, and even different flavored marshmallows. Want to skip the mess? Whip up some S’mores pops beforehand!
3. Sparkling lemonade
No drink goes better with BBQ than lemonade. Make your own unique lemonade by adding sparkling water or even ginger ale to the pitcher. Serve with cute yellow straws for a finishing touch! Even better, make it a pink lemonade!
4. BBQ sliders
Food is more fun to eat when it is small and only takes a few bites! For your BBQ party, create a variety of sliders that guests can choose from. Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, and even chicken sliders are all great options that are sure to wow your guests.
5. Create one big menu
Use a tall piece of plywood and paint to create a board that can be used to display your BBQ party menu. Include all the meats, sides, as well as drinks so guests have a good idea of what they have to choose from.
6. Have plenty of outdoor games
While everyone comes to a BBQ party to eat, having fun is another part of this type of event! Be sure to offer your guests a variety of lawn games such as badminton, frisbees, croquet and maybe even outdoor Twister.
7. Don’t forget blankets
If your BBQ party will run into the night, don’t forget to provide blankets for your guests. You can roll each blanket up and tie them with a ribbon. Blankets can be placed in a basket so that they can be easily located.
21 thoughts on “7 BBQ Party Ideas for Good Food & Good Times”
Sunscreens are important as well if the party will be held during summer. Insect repellent or lotion to protect from mosquito bites, wet wipes, and alcohol or hand sanitizer are also must-haves.
My family loves a good BBQ and S’mores are a must-have when the family gets together. Lawn Twister looks like so much fun!
What some great ideas for a party, I really want to try and make some fruit Popsicle myself this year.
Fruit Popsicles are ALWAYS a big hit with my kids. I am loving all of your ideas.
It’s hard to believe BBQ season is already here! It’s my absolute favorite culinary time of the year. Mostly because my husband is in charge of the grill and does all of the cooking!
We host a lot of BBQs during spring and summer. It’s so important to have great food. Sliders are always a hit!
We love to have BBQ’s during the warm months. It’s so much better than heating up the house cooking indoors. I am going to have to try those fruit popsicles.
Popsicle, smores and barbeque would be great meal for a barbeque party. It would really be a tasty food choices on the party.
I had a Smores bar at my wedding – the marriage didn’t last but the Smores bar was awesome! I think I will do one at a summer bbq this year – thanks for the inspiration!
A s’mores bar is the best idea. SMOREs are probably my favorite thing about summer.
Oh my gosh, I used to make fruit popsicles a lot when I was younger. What a sweet throwback!
I love all of these summer foods! Smores are always a big hit, and those fruit Popsicle look amazing!
Awesome ideas, I love me a good BBQ! Just in time for the summer! Going to try the fruit popsicles idea!
These snacks look so yummy and ideal for a BBQ 🙂
Those are all terrific suggestions. Your bbq sliders look really good. Is that a live tortoise you have?
Bbq party is fun! So ready for the fun outdoor parties! The Smore bar looks so good!
Never occurred to BB to have a BBQ fiesta. Que fun!!! Will definitely be doing some of these this summer. Gracias & BB2U
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