Food, Decorating, and Entertaining Ideas for Summer Barbecues

Throw the Perfect Party at Home

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Why go out when you can get saucy at home? Take inspiration from the pit masters for your next summer soiree.

First, the Meat
Whip up one of the simple recipes in grilling guru Adam Perry Lang’s new BBQ 25 cookbook or have Debbie Epstein of Debbie Does Dinner deliver her Fourth of July BBQ kits (available in carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore). Fake it like you made it with a seasonal pie for dessert.

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Put some Black Star Beer on ice for backyard cookouts. No matter what your poison, have a little fun with the ice.

Background Sounds
Instead of stressing over a playlist, have your friends help you out by voicing their opinions on SongVote.com.

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A biodegradable party kit makes any get-together more ecofriendly. Let your guests know what you really think with ceramic hidden meaning plates. Add a splash of color to more formal affairs with locally hand-screened Flowie bouquet napkins.

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