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Fun Barbecue Ideas

Instead of a boring drink cooler, throw some ice in your (cleaned out) wheelbarrow:
You can even have a separate wheelbarrow for the kids so they know what drinks are for them and can reach them easily (but you will want it to be red of course!):

Everyone usually goes for the easy sharpie on the red cup method to mark drinks, which works, but if you are using drinks in bottles, keep a bucket of colorful rubberbands near the drinks and people can color code their bottles.  If you have kids attending, use these fun food shaped rubber band bracelets and they can keep them as party favors after the barbecue:
I love these fun baskets in place of paper plates:
Right now they are 4 for $1 at Target in their dollar spot, but you can usually find them all over the place this time of year.  They are easier for little hands to carry and make for almost as easy of a clean up if you line them with parchment.

And, because I am in love with all glass jars...I have a TON of fun ideas for using them at barbecues.  But you will have to wait until my next post!

Any tips or ideas for barbecues that you would like to share?


Alexis said...

Love the wheel barrels!

Emma said...

Here's another BBQ tip: My mother always hands out coffee filters with our hamburgers or hot dogs, just use the filter just as you would a napkin or wrapper, it keeps the mess contained and avoids spills onto your lap. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I love the idea of using a wheel barrow for the drinks! Just too cute! I just saw those bracelets an another blog, great idea for around a drink bottle then for the take home favor!

Lorie said...

Emma, that idea is brilliant! I always drip hamburger juice on my shirt!