Backyard BBQ party ideas – We’re sharing how to celebrate summertime with your favorite people, good food and cold drinks. This post is sponsored by Dr Pepper®. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
We spend most of the summer down by the lake. There’s just nothing better than being outside in the sunshine with friends and family. Taking a dip in the water when you want to cool off and soaking up those long summer days. Whether we’re taking the boat out for a ride, paddle boarding, or casting reels and catching fish, being at the lake is where we relax and let all our worries drift away.
What would any summer celebration be without good food and cold drinks though? Grilling and chilling are an essential part of the equation when it comes to summer fun. So, before we head to the lake I always make sure to load up on the essentials.
Our Grilling and Chilling Menu looks like this:
- Dr Pepper
- Chips and Dip
- Wings/Ribs/Finger Foods
- Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Dr Pepper – because everyone loves it! We keep the cooler loaded with cold Dr Pepper, it’s what everyone grabs when they reach for something to drink.
Chips and dip are the ultimate party snack food. I grab a few different bags and put them out in bowls along with a ranch or French onion dip so everyone has something to nibble on.
We never know who is planning on dropping by to say hi. Sometimes it’s just five or six of us, other times we have twenty people show up to the party. I like party food that’s easy to make in batches and also easy for people to eat. Wings and ribs are always a party pleaser.
Same goes for throwing food on the grill. We stick to the basics when it comes to backyard BBQ food. Grilling hamburgers and hotdogs make it easy to feed any size crowd and we can always add another one on for any drop ins. And who doesn’t love hamburgers and hotdogs?
Summer fun is all about making memories with friends and enjoying the good times together. Make your backyard BBQ as simple and easy as possible and everyone will have a great time. Summer goes by so fast! It’ll be over before you know it, so be sure to make the most of every minute.
And stock up on Dr Pepper next time you shop at Walmart!
When you buy Dr Pepper 6/15-8/15 this summer, you can upload your receipt at www.drpepper.cpm/walmart to get the prize featured in my blog here and/or other prizes like:
- Spend $5 get 5 bottles = Dr Pepper Retro Specs
- Spend $10 get 10 bottles = Dr Pepper Copper Lined Mug
- Spend $20 get 20 bottles = Dr Pepper Bluetooth Speakers
- Spend $30 get 30 bottles = Dr Pepper Pool Float