Everything You Need to Host a Beautiful Backyard BBQ

Summer BBQ Party Ideas

Backyard BBQ Fixin's

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Nothing beats a long day milling around a backyard, mingling with friends, and munching on finger food and snacks. Summertime is the season for enjoying the outdoors and playing grill master. If you’re looking to host a memorable and magical evening located lawn side, here are a few ideas and inspirations to host the best BBQ ever. 

No real backyard BBQ can exist without the fixings. Mustard, relish, mayonnaise, pickles, onions, and barbeque sauce are mealtime must-haves. For a cute way to display condiments, try a rustic serving tray or a vintage soda box. 

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A garden feast will turn into a bad scene without the requisite grill. Whether it’s plain and simple or has all the bells and whistles, a patio grill is a necessity for a truly successful BBQ. 

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While great food is an undeniable component to a great celebration, nothing beats a few laughs and a game of lawn Twister. Playing with pals on the grass is a great way to let loose and enjoy a day in the sun.  Other great game ideas include: potato sack races, beanbag toss, horseshoes, bocce ball, and croquet. 

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While it’s great to have food, condiments, and games, for an epic BBQ, there needs to be a place for guests to relax and lounge. A colorful picnic table is ideal for large groups, while a traditional patio set is also smart. For a low maintenance seating option, a simple blanket in the grass offers guests a spot to devour a burger or an ear of corn. 

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While it may seem obvious, every BBQ host needs to serve not only food but also an array of ice-cold beverages. Bottled water, beer, soda, and lemonade are a few popular picnic drinks that work well for a summer celebration. A drink station and a few creative cocktails like watermelon margaritas and spiked fruit punch will also garner rave reviews.