Planning An Outdoor Barbecue Party

Can you think of a better way to enjoy a long weekend, than having a good old-fashioned barbecue in the outdoors? Host a fun barbecue party in your backyard, or a park. You can enjoy the beautiful weather outside with your family and friends. Fire up the barbecue grill, play some exciting games and make some beautiful memories with your loved ones.

If you’re wondering how to begin planning this party, look no further. We have some great ideas on how you can make your party a huge success!


Once you’ve zeroed in on the outdoor party venue, it’s time to think about decorations. If you’re missing the beach this summer, you can have a Hawaii themed party. Ask the men to attend wearing their Hawaiian shirts and let the ladies sport their grass skirts. 

You could also bring out your patriotic colors and set the table with red and blue cups for the drinks and red or blue paper napkins and white plates. Stack them up next to each other and there you have it, a running theme of red, white and blue.


Now that the decorations have been taken care of, let’s move to the menu, shall we? Continue with the American theme and go with the classics. Burgers, sausages, corn on the cob, assorted skewers are all great barbecue options. Combine that with a hearty potato salad, some pickles, and fries.

For dessert, you could serve apple pie with vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. If you’re a chocolate person go with a rich chocolate cake instead. Most bakeries will sell cupcakes with different kinds of frosting on them. They’ll also go well with your decorations. Add that to your menu if you like. The kids are sure to love them.


What’s a party without fun games! Since this is an outdoor party, organize some good old outdoor games like tag, volleyball, hopscotch or an exciting treasure hunt.

After the meal, everyone will be feeling full and lazy. This would be the perfect time for something a little less tiring. How about playing games that remind everyone of our forefathers and what our country is all about! 

A quiz based on U.S. history or a game of “matching states with their capitals” would be perfect for the occasion. To get everyone on board, you could present the quiz in the form of your favorite game show.

Get the participants excited about the game by offering the winner a prize. And what better idea could there be as a prize for the patriotic quiz, than a U.S. Military Service Wallet. You can find many more all-American gift ideas by browsing the website. While you’re at it, make sure you check out the Watches section.

These tips are sure to help you have a fun-filled barbecue party.

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