Summer goes by too quick…but before you pack away your bathing suit and sunglasses – there is still time for one more party! What better way to end the sunny season than with an End of Summer BBQ?! With just a few weeks left of summer, now is the time to start planning! Not sure where to start? Keep reading!

End of Summer BBQ Step-by-Step

1.) Pick a Date and Invite Your Guests

Select your summer BBQ date! The good news is that any night is a great night for a BBQ, so find one that fits in your schedule and invite your friends and family. We suggest making a Facebook event or inviting via text for getting the word out quickly. Be sure to check the weather, too, just to be safe!

2.) Organize Seating Arrangements

Give your guests comfy spots to enjoy their food! Make sure you have enough tables and chairs for all of your guests. We always recommend having a few extra spots, just in case your guests bring guests, too!

3.) Pick Up Your Party Supplies

Paper tableware is essential – but don’t forget the other party supplies that make your summer BBQ memorable! Colorful tissue fans and lanterns, fun wearables, and other adorable decorations…you can find everything you need at our Party Store!

4.) Grocery Shopping

Head to your local store to pick up all of your favorite summer foods to BBQ. Don’t forget the classics: hot-dogs, hamburgers, chips, fruit (watermelon is a must!), veggies, ice pops, etc. Pasta salad and yummy dips are also great for a summer celebration. Check out these mouth-watering recipes from the Cooking Channel for inspiration!

5.) Set-Up

We suggest setting up in the morning, allowing you to have plenty of time to prepare your last minute dishes, and also get ready for the evening! Keep food in the fridge and/or covered until about a half hour before your summer BBQ begins.

6.) Have Fun!

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the summer vibes! Happy summer from the Parties To Go team!