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Backyard parties are the staple of summer weekends, and it's one of the things that I most look forward to this season. There is just something divine about gathering in a backyard, surrounded by good food and even better company. You don't even have to go all out to make your backyard gathering a great one for the memory books either. I've got some backyard BBQ party ideas that will allow you to keep things simple, yet absolutely fun!
Fun, yet simple backyard BBQ party ideas
- Keep the food simple - Backyard parties are all about the food, but you can save time (and perhaps your sanity) by keeping things simple, and not overthinking it. Choose 1-2 meats to grill, or make sandwiches instead. That will save you time on grilling, and give you more time to spend with guests. Serve easy sides like chips or crackers, fresh fruit, pickles and perhaps a veggie tray. Pick 1-2 salads to serve, which will save you more time in the kitchen.
- Make it a potluck - Potluck parties are always the best, and make things much easier on the host. Have everyone bring their favorite dish, and guests will enjoy sampling a nice variety of sides and salads.
- Have fun beverages - A fun summer punch is always a good choice. Grab some of the new MTN DEW® bottles with unique 50 state labels. You could turn it into a game to see how many different state labels everyone can find.
- Games - Everyone loves a good game, so put out some easy games that everyone can play. Some of our favorites are Corn-hole and Ladder Toss.
- Set up an area for the kids - If you have a backyard swing set, perfect! If not, you can set up an area with balls, perhaps a sprinkler and a bubbles station.
You see, sometimes simple is better! It's less work on the host, and people are there just to have a good time anyway. There is no use stressing over the small stuff. You might as well just enjoy the party too!
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