Father’s Day BBQ with an Italian Flair

Save the all-American burgers and hotdogs for your 4th of July cookout. This June, surprise dear old Dad with a Father’s Day BBQ bash with the molto delizioso flavors of Italy! Plus a classic Italian game that will be right on theme, too.

Not quite sure how to pull this off? No worries, we’ve done the research for you. We found these 7 BBQ bash basics that blend Father’s Day fun with a special Italian vibe. So you’ll be all set. “Buona festa del Papa!” (*This post contains an affiliate link.)

Go Italian for Father’s Day: From a BBQ Menu to Bocce! 

Father's Day Italian BBQ Lunch Party Ideas

Get Dad in gear for grill duty with a cool Kiss the Cook grilling apron (1) ready to order on Amazon. That way, he’ll be photo ready for those Father’s Day snaps while you serve up a tasty Italian-inspired BBQ menu in his honor.

Check out the menu ideas we discovered to help you do just that! For a hearty main dish, we suggest Smoked Italian Beef Sandwiches (2), recipe from Louisiana Grills. Pair these with a colorful Italian Grilled Vegetable Medley (3) from Holland House that’s served chilled, along with crunchy Oven-fried Zucchini Frites (4) dipped in Paesana’s own spicy sauce.

Dad’s Day dessert must be Italian, too! Try out Halladay’s Harvest Barn’s recipe for homemade Tiramisu (5) featuring layers of lady fingers and tiramisu cheesecake mix, flavored with coffee and a topping of cocoa power. Accompany this with a special occasion drink, like this Italian highball (6) from Lyres. It’s non-alcoholic, so all family members and guests can join in a toast to Dad!

bocce ball via amazon

And to work off all this yummy BBQ fare, stay right on theme with the classic Italian lawn game Bocce ball (7) as a Father’s Day party activity. Amazon offers a full bocce set in a carrying case. 

With just these 7 key Italian-inspired party ideas, your celebration for Dad will be perfetto! 

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