Nothing says an American summer like an ol’ fashioned BBQ. It is such a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy good food and fun. Here are some easy recipes and great ways to get creative with your event so that it’s a BBQ day to remember!
Pasta salad is always a great addition to a party and here is an easy, healthy and tasty recipe to try out:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Mozzarella balls
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Fresh basil
Directions: Cook pasta and when the noodles are cooled, add all ingredients to taste. Toss salad in a bit of oil&vinegar and you have a delicious summer salad perfect for any BBQ or potluck!
Corn on the cob is tasty, easy and healthy, but sometimes difficult to handle. Cut up the full pieces of corn into smaller pieces to be put on sticks and on a creative display for guests to grab easily and enjoy the visual display of their meal!
Mashed potatoes or potato salad are a BBQ staple, but let’s give it a little twist! Try this sweet potato salad recipe as something new and a little healthier! Use this cute potato salad cup idea for serving it to your guests or having it set up on the “buffet” table.
Dessert can get tricky and easily fattening or filling. Strawberries are in season of course, and they make a great healthy dessert. Consider making a strawberry shortcake, or getting some wine glasses to fill with freshly cut strawberries topped with a bit of whipped cream.
If you want to get some creative decorations or labels for your party, check out these printables that are easy to use and apply for any BBQ setting.
Finally, what better way to end a cool summer day with a movie!? Get a projector and something as simple as a white sheet and set up your own personal outdoor movie theater to enjoy with all the kids! It’s the perfect way to wind down with your loved ones and get those kids ready for bed!