You'll love these 4th of July Party ideas for your backyard bbq celebration! From BBQ recipes, drinks, and patriotic decor – roundup everything you need and have an epic 4th of July party this summer!
Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas
With summer on our radar, I know that means a string of endless backyard barbecue parties. The smell of fresh cut grass, warm summer sun, the hum of cicadas, and of course: The Grill – Always ready to cook the best summer meals and make memories that linger through the winter.
Here we've rounded up some of our best summer ideas from previous posts, to get your party started! And in the spirit of summer, I've included quite a handful of patriotic themed ideas, because I know you've got your memorial day, your labor day, and your independence day to celebrate! 3 Cheers for Summer!
Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas – Memorial Day Edition
Patriotic Party Ideas:
Add Red White and Blue Streamers, here
Make a lemon layered cake, here
Even more ideas, here!
Make Citrus Peel Jello Shots
blood orange recipe, here
More recipes, here.
Stylize your own sunhat with a scarf
All you need is a hat, a scarf, and some scissors! Make it here.
Make Delicious Camping Snacks
“Taco in a bag” Recipe here.
Dutch oven pizza nachos, here.
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Go crazy with Mac & Cheese
Put it on hot dogs:
Put it on everything!
You'll love these easy cheesy recipes, here.
The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day
Have you ever seen a cake more patriotic than this? This will be the perfect cake to make for Memorial Day! Get the recipe here.
Make Flower Crowns
Beautiful flower crowns for the 4th of July, or any day this summer! Tutorial here.
Take Lots of Photos!
Make your own photo booth with these DIY Ideas
Or save space, and just make some fun photo booth props!
Easy Backyard Projects
You can build a cinderblock bench, and transform it like this one.
You can make diy pallet planters like these ones.
Or make all of these!!!
Make Dishes With Fresh Pineapple:
You can make pineapple bacon skewers, here.
You can make a pineapple pico de gallo, here.
Want to know how to tell if the pineapple is ripe? Click here to find out.
Make an Amazing Watermelon Cake
Best Backyard BBQ Ideas
Get all the delicious ideas here.
Write on the wall with MOSS
Go Burger-Happy and Grill Up Some Sliders
Make Portobello Sliders
Make Guacamole sliders
Make Hummus Sliders
Find all slider recipes here.
Fill Your Mason Jars With The Best Drinks Around
Cocktails don't get any more patriotic than this. Learn to make this drink here.
Make them in Mason Jars , or make them in giant pitchers
Did you know this cocktail is only 70 calories per serving? Recipe here.
Create Your Dream Patio
Build a DIY Firepit, here.
Make a succulent chandelier, here.
Build a beautiful outdoor pergola with curtains, here.
More Ideas, here.
Build an outdoor backyard living room, here.
I saved the best for last. How cool is this living room!?
Build a File Cabinet Smoker
If you're up for a real big challenge, find an old filing cabinet and turn it into a smoker like this guy. Showing here: The DIY File Cabinet Smoker
Did you enjoy our tutorial for throwing the ultimate backyard summer bbq for labor day!? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on backyard summer ideas!