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15 Favorite Summer BBQ Party Ideas


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Take your grilling game to the next level with our favorite 15 Summer BBQ Party Ideas!

Whether you plan on grilling a rack of Fall Off the Bone Ribs or BBQ Chicken, these ideas are perfect for any summer gathering.

bbq party table setting with sunflowers in a mason jar

BBQ Party

When it’s triple digit temps in Arizona, the last thing I want to do is heat up my home by making dinner in the oven! For this reason, we do a LOT of BBQs and meals out by the pool. We usually keep it very simple, but I found some fun BBQ Party ideas that would make a great BBQ even better! Take a look –

Favorite BBQ Party Ideas

hamburger bar with trays of cheese, meats and vegetables on a picnic table make a perfect setting for a summer bbq

1. BBQ Burger Bar

Why settle for boring burgers when your summer BBQ can have an amazingly tempting Gourmet Burger Bar and tablescape featuring burgers, a variety of buns, and all the toppings you can think of?! via CardStore

this popcorn and candy bar make a perfect dessert idea for a summer bbq

2. Popcorn Bar

I LOVE the idea of a cute Popcorn Bar with your BBQ party, don’t you? Grab these darling printables from Pen + Paper Flowers and get ready to WOW your guests!

outdoor movie night with blankets and pillows laid on the grass is a fun bbq activity

3. Outdoor Movie Night BBQ Idea

With popcorn on the brain, why not treat your BBQ party guests to a fun Outdoor Movie Night? Grab your burgers and dogs, create your gourmet popcorn, then cozy up on the lawn in front of a big screen while you stuff your face! via Fresh American Style

white bowls filled with smores makings is a delicious dessert idea for a bbq

4. S’Mores Bar

Traditional BBQ faire pairs well with the classic deliciousness of a Gourmet S’Mores Bar!

hot dog bar set out on white wood tables on the grass is a fun compliment to a summer bbq

5. BBQ Hot Dog Bar

Another classic turned incredible is this Gourmet Hot Dog Bar with all the fixings! via Fantabulosity

balloons on poles in a park with a picnic blanket on the ground

6. Ballon Picnic BBQ Idea

This balloon picnic sure makes the perfect backdrop for your BBQ festivities! via The House that Lars Built

bbq wedding set up using black and white checkered table cloths and light wood chairs

7. A BBQ to Feed a Crowd!

I just love this beautiful, but traditional BBQ Setup, complete with a darling gingham table cloth! via Wedding Chicks

French fry bar set up on a table is a fun idea to display your side dishes at a summer bbq

8. Gourmet French Fry BBQ Bar

There’s no better combination of food than a burger and fries, am I right? This French Fry Bar has everything you could ever want to make your French fries and onions rings even more AWESOME! via Southern Revivals

bbq party table setting

9. Simple BBQ Centerpiece

The coloring of this simple sunflower centerpiece against the blue gingham is making my heart so happy! via Kate Parker Designs (This link is no longer valid. Sorry about that!)

decorate a pool

10. Beautiful Pool Accessories

Decorate your Pool with dozens of brightly colored balloons! via The House that Lars Built

BBQ desserts

11. BBQ Cake Pops

The details on these BBQ Desserts are killing me! How cute are these??? via The Hostess with the Mostess

BBQ Flowers

12. Classic Country BBQ

All the details of this Outdoor BBQ are a must-see! via Celebrations at Home

BBQ Drink

13. Grillin + Chillin BBQ Party

Another must-see – this darling BBQ party has TONS of amazing details! via Catch My Party

mosquito repellant

14. Homemade Mosquito Repellant

Make your guests even more comfortable by getting rid of annoying pests with this Natural Mosquito Repellant, that also doubles as a darling centerpiece! via HGTV

DIY Napkins

15. DIY Napkin Rings

A cute way to add a little flair to your place settings, these DIY Napkin Rings are my favorite! via Martha

BBQ Party Ideas

Time to get your grill on and throw a BBQ Party!!!

Click here to see our favorite foods to serve at our summer BBQs. 

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