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How to throw a fun backyard BBQ

A backyard bbq is a great way to bring family and friends together to enjoy delicious food and fun conversation. Here are some tips on throwing a fun backyard bbq:

Easy and Safe Food. When planning your menu, go for foods that can be served easily and left out safely.  Kabobs and satays are the ultimate finger foods (check our Pinterest board for recipes).  Keep deli salads and dips safe by placing serving bowls inside large mixing bowls filled with ice.

Conversation Starters.  If you’re inviting friends, family and colleagues from different circles, help them break the ice and make conversation with easy yard games or a few card games placed in seating areas.

A Theme. Themes tend to get people in the mood for a party. You don’t have to go crazy, just pick something simple and use it for e-mail invites and a few decorations.

Kids Activities. Keep kids entertained with easy activities such as sidewalk chalk, jars for catching bugs or even a few squirt guns.

Sun and Bug Protection. Scorching sunshine in the afternoon and large mosquitoes and dusk can put a damper on the festive spirit. Try setting out a few different kinds of sun and bug protection and encouraging guests to help themselves.

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