Tips For An Inexpensive Backyard BBQ

Tips For An Inexpensive Backyard BBQ

Summer is the perfect time to entertain guests in your backyard. BBQ parties allow you to get together with your closest friends and family to enjoy a fun filled day in the sun. However, throwing a backyard BBQ for guests can sometimes be expensive. Let your husband stick to the grilling and follow these simple tips to throw a backyard BBQ on a budget.

barbecue-meatThemed Buffet Style BBQ

Buffet Bars are the latest party trend that is catching on like wild fire. Dessert bars and candy bars are common for children’s parties, but you can have a hot dog bar at your themed BBQ.

Just have your husband grill up a bunch of hot dogs for your guests and set up a table with an assortment of toppings. You can have vegetables, condiments, hot dog sauce, bacon, chili, cheese and other fixings that your guests will enjoy.

This is a much more affordable alternative to steaks, but these hot dogs will be just as tasty.

hot-wingsPotluck Style

BBQ’s are the perfect occasion to throw a potluck party where all your friends bring something different. Casual cookouts allow for everyone to bring an item for all to enjoy.

This will ensure that you have variety and enough food for all your guests. However, specify that your BBQ is potluck style on your invite.

lemon-water-lemonadeMake Your Own Beverages

Bottled beverages can be more expensive, but you can simply make your own drinks to enjoy at your BBQ.

Lemonade and punches can be made in large jugs, which will lessen your cost and allow you to stay within your BBQ budget.

You can provide plastic cups for all your guests to enjoy your tasty drink concoctions.

barbecue-partyCheap and easy Games For Everyone

Coming up with activities for your guests may seem overwhelming, but try to keep it simple.

Set up volleyball net or board games for your guests to enjoy. For kids, you can get cheap items like chalk, bubbles and silly string.

This will ensure that the children have fun and allow the adults to enjoy the BBQ.

apple-piePie Cook Off

Encourage your closest friends to engage in a pie cook off at your BBQ. This will ensure that there are plenty of desserts for your guests and it will be a fun entertainment component to your party that is unique and different.

Keep it light and fun, but choose the best pie option.

tiki-torchCheap Decorations

Every BBQ party needs decorations and ambient lighting. Simply get out your white Christmas lights and decorate your patio and backyard area.

This will create a distinct look that is appealing, but also offer functional light that is necessary as the party goes on through the night.

grill-barbecuePlay Music

BBQ’s don’t require pricey entertainment, instead just paly free music from your iPod or CD player. This will create the perfect atmosphere and get the party going.

Your BBQ can be a great time for your family and friends, without you having to drain your savings account.

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