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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Memorable Backyard BBQ


Host an Unforgettable Backyard BBQ

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Hey there, grill masters and party planners!

Ready to level up your barbeque game with a backyard BBQ that'll have your neighbors talking for weeks?

Well, we've cooked up the ultimate guide for hosting a backyard BBQ party that is fun, delicious, and unforgettable.


So..let's fire up the grill for these smokin' hot backyard BBQ ideas.


Pick a Theme and Set the Vibe


First things first on how to throw a great backyard BBQ–decide what your theme will be.

Whether you're into that classic all-American cookout, a tropical luau, or a down-home Southern hoedown vibe, picking a theme will help you create an organized and Instagram-worthy party.


Add some bangin' tunes and festive decorations, too, to set the mood!


Plan a Mouth-Watering Menu

Excite Your Guests with a Mind-Blowing Menu

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Now that you have a theme in place, it's time to create a menu that'll leave your guests mind-blown. From juicy burgers and smoky ribs, and did someone say zesty grilled veggies and tasty sides? Make your spread flavorful, too!


And don't forget about your friends with dietary restrictions—veggie burgers and gluten-free buns are always a hit!


Level Up Your Grilling Game


If you're going to throw a great backyard BBQ, you've gotta bring your A-game to the grill.

Brush up on your grilling techniques by having those quality tools (your tongs, spatula, and grill brush are your best friends here). Try to also experiment with different marinades and seasonings to make your meats sing (and your guest, too!).


Keep the Drinks Flowin'

Perfect Drinks for Your BBQ Party

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When we say backyard BBQ party, it ain't complete without refreshing drinks.

Whip up a big batch of lemonade, iced tea, or sangria. For the grown-ups, you have to have a cooler stocked with ice-cold brewskies! And hey, why not get fancy and create a signature cocktail for your event? Cheers!


Plan Fun Activities and Games


Party games, anyone? Keep your guests entertained with some good ol' fashioned backyard games like cornhole, horseshoes, or ladder toss.


If you've got kiddos in attendance, set up a kiddie pool or sprinkler for them to splash around in. And if you really want to go all out, consider renting a bounce house or organizing a water balloon fight!


Don't Forget the Extras

Fun Extras to Make Your Party Unforgettable

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How about a DIY s'mores station for a sweet treat? Or provide your friends with cozy blankets for when the sun goes down (or you can ask them to bring their fave ones!). You can also hand out some fun party favors like sunglasses or koozies. Laid-back feels it is!



Now that you have these ideas for backyard bbq in hand, all that's left to do is send out those invites! Start prepping for the best backyard bash of the season, or better yet, let East Coast Clambakes handle it for you.


We're not just experts in clambakes, we also know our way around the grill!

Baby back ribs? Beef briskets? BBQ boneless chicken breast? Kabobs? We got you!


Give us a ring today, and let's start planning an unforgettable feast for your next get-together!


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