Monthly Archives: May 2011
I LOVE s’mores! The ooey gooeyness of the roasted marshmallow mixed with melted chocolate, and surrounded by a delicious graham cracker – it doesn’t get much better than that! I would eat them all day long if I could just figure out a way to not gain weight. It doesn’t help my obsession that I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately, and in all different forms – cupcakes, pies, cakes, candies, drinks, etc. You name it, and someone has probably made a s’mores version of it.
So, in honor of this great dessert, I’ve decided I’m going to throw a party. I don’t know when I’m going to have this party yet, maybe August 10th, since that is National S’mores Day, but I’m definitely having one. I’ve even started gathering ideas for the party already, and pinning them to my “S’mores Party” board on Pinterest.
If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, it is a fabulous website where you can store all the things and ideas you like by “pinning” them. Sort of like building your own inspiration board. If you haven’t already, you should really check it out.
Anyway, I’ve got plenty of ideas and inspiration for my s’mores party, and I can’t wait to put it all together.
Today’s Summer BBQ feature comes from Chris of Celebrations at Home. Chris used the same red, white, and blue color scheme as yesterday’s BBQ feature, but she created an entirely different feel by going with a more vintage decor. The flowers in recycled cans, and torn pieces of ribbon tied around the condiments holder is a fantastic and easy decorating idea.
Another big difference, is the menu – sliders and baked beans. YUM!! I like the idea of using sliders, which are just a smaller hamburger, because it gives guests the opportunity to try different toppings without overloading on food.
Serving baked beans in small canning jars is, in my mind, ingenious! This way your slider buns won’t get all soggy from the beans.
I think lemonade is a staple at all BBQ’s. How fun to drink it out of a canning or mason jar that’s been personalized with a printable tag and topped off with a red striped straw.
And speaking of printables, Paper & Pigtails designed all the ones for this BBQ, and you can get them for FREE at Celebrations at Home. Now go check out the rest of this fabulous BBQ and let it inspire your own great event. Look for our post tomorrow on Summer BBQ – Dessert. Enjoy!
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and to me, that means the beginning of BBQ season. Luckily for all of us, Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess has designed and shared this cool BBQ party to give us tons of inspiration. The red, white, and blue color scheme is an obvious choice, and is perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other BBQ event. Plus, all the great printables, like these Make Your Own Hot Dogs and Drink Up signs, are available for you to download – for FREE!
I love how she used corn chips to line the basket, and the red and white checkered pattern around the containers and drinks. It’s the little details like those that make an average party a great party.
To kick it up a notch, creating hot dog “stations” with condiments and toppings from different cities, your guests can have fun trying hot dog recipes they may not have thought of before. Serving them in red and yellow baskets lined with checkered napkins is a great idea.
And these individual servings of potato salad will also make clean up a breeze.
Be sure to check out the rest of this great Summer Hot Dog BBQ, and download your free printables at Hostess with the Mostess. And if hot dogs aren’t your thing, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on Summer BBQ featuring – Sliders. Enjoy!