BBQ Party Ideas
A barbecue party is a great theme for summer birthdays, and a cookout party is popular with all age groups. This theme also works well on holidays like Memorial Day and July 4th. Our planning guide has ideas for BBQ party invitations, decorations, party games, and more!
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What Do I Need For the Party?
In addition to basic party supplies such as plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery; a table covers, streamers, and balloons, consider buying, renting, or borrowing the following items:
To help with your shopping, take a look at our Suggested Party Supply List
. You may not need everything on the list, but you can use it as a guide.
BBQ Party Invitations
If you want to send fun and unique invitations, see our BBQ Personalized Invitations, which include all the party details for you!
If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few suggestions:
- Attach a card-style invitation to one of our personalized BBQ party supplieswith a length of curling ribbon by punching a hole in one corner of the BBQ invitation.
- Include a sticker or temporary tattoo and some confetti with each BBQ party invitation and seal the envelope with a personalized BBQ party sticker with party information or a fun message on it!
- Choose paper with a red gingham border from an office supply store to create your invitations.
- Or use clip art of a barbecue grill and a picnic table to print your invitations on colored cardstock.