A Peek at the Fun: These outdoor BBQ party ideas will have you all set to throw a really fun summer BBQ party-complete with BBQ party menu, games, decorations and other fun ideas to get this party started and throw a bash your friends will love!
The best part of summer is hanging out in the backyard, eating good food and having fun with friends! We just love summer and being outdoors.
We wanted to throw a party and invite some friends over for a good time and a bunch of fun, so we came up with these fun outdoor BBQ ideas to throw a super fun summer BBQ party! We’ve got a cute BBQ party menu that you can print, bbq party food ideas, invitations, games, decorations and everything you need to throw this fun summer BBQ party!
We’ve got a lot of fun ideas to cover that you can use for your own summer BBQ party!
BBQ Party Ideas:
BBQ Party Invitations:
Let’s start out with the summer BBQ party invitations since you’ve got to invite your guests before you can throw the party! We made some cute BBQ invitations that coordinate with the other BBQ party decorations and that you can customize yourself so that they are perfect for your party! Here’s a peek at what they look like:
Here are the invitations for you. Save it to your computer and then you can customize it for your summer BBQ party using this tutorial here.
BBQ Party Menu:
Now the most important part of the party is the food for sure, so let’s talk about that next ok?!
For this outdoor BBQ party, we did a build your own kabob bar and it was a huge hit!
We decided to have our guests build their own kabobs. We had all of the meat and vegetables for people to built their perfect kabob. We also served several sauces-Thai peanut, garlic butter, BBQ, and teriyaki. Our guests could mix and match until they were stuffed! This was such a fun way to serve dinner…everyone gathered around the table and grill making their kabobs.
We even created a cute menu that you can print and use as well if you would like!
Here’s a blank one for you to use. Need to know how to customize it? Here’s a tutorial.
(Right click and save it to your computer.)
We also had premade fruit kabobs which turned out amazing and added such a brightness to the table. A little trick with these kabobs is to add aluminum foil to bucket about halfway up. This allows your kabob stick to have something to stick in and the kabobs will stand straight up.
We wanted to keep the drinks simple, so we served them out of this black bucket. We made sure to provide everyone with their drink of choice. We’ve got printable signs at the bottom of this post that you can print and use on your table too!
Fun Summer Barbecue Party Game Ideas:
Because dinner was such a hit and we all ate a little too much, we needed some time before we headed straight to dessert, so we invited all of the kiddos to play some fun s’mores minute to win it games. The kids loved these games and continued to make up more variations of the games after we were done directing it. Grab these Summer BBQ Game Ideas here!
Summer BBQ Party Dessert:
Dessert time…and can you say YUMMY?! We served Mini S’mores Pies for dessert and they were a HIT! Grab the recipe here.
We added some little touches here and there to the party with a red gingham tablecloth and matching signs. We’ve got the signs for you to print and use for your own party here!
Here’s a whole bunch! Right-click and save and open in a program like Word or Pages and size how you want OR, here’s a couple of PDF files with a bunch of them ready to go for you:
And here are some blank ones for you if you want. Just a heads up. If you want the chalkboard look, use the fade tool in PicMonkey.
BBQ Party Favors:
Because it’s always fun to leave a party with a little something to remember the occasion, we came up with these S’mores Kabobs. We dipped large marshmallows in chocolate and rolled them in crushed graham crackers…those became our toppers. We also added brownie bites, Rice Krispy treats, and regular marshmallows. We put them in a cellophane bag, tied it with a cute ribbon, and added a fun free printable tag!
If you’re going to throw this summer BBQ party and want to use some of the things we used, here’s a shopping list to help!
Party Supply Shopping List: (Some Affiliate Links)
- Black Buckets -Hobby Lobby
- Gingham Table Cloth-Hobby Lobby
- Menu Stand-Hobby Lobby
- Drink Bucket-Hobby Lobby
- Gingham Patterned Treat Cups
- Red Napkins (they have cute gingham ones too!)
- Red Plates
- White Utensils
- Gingham Pattern Ribbon
- Gingham Pattern Straws– or Hobby Lobby
OK, that’s it! Lots of outdoor BBQ ideas so that you can throw a great party!
Have FUN at your summer BBQ party!
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