Light Up the Grill: A Summer BBQ Party Kids Will Love!

Get those BBQ grills and picnic tables ready! Here comes summer! Who wouldn’t love an outdoor food fest? Your kids under 12 and their friends surely will! So why not make it not only yummy but ‘party pretty,’ too—with fun table accessories, festive decorations, and themed food and drinks? And to get that grill fired up, here are some pretty ‘hot’ ideas for a Summer BBQ party!

Kids summer bbq party ideas and food

1 – DIY BBQ table bunting – fun tutorial found on Turnstyle Vogue, using scrapbook paper, letter stencils, and a Sharpie pen

2 – Aqua-colored caddy used for party cutlery, napkins, and condiments – sourced from Target for art supplies, but re-purposed for this real BBQ party featured on A Thoughtful Place; chalkboard label from the Martha Stewart line

3 – Cute and clever containers for your mustard and ketchup – CraYums Condiment Crayons available from Cool Stuff Express, $12.48

4 – Watermelon snow cones – made with seedless watermelon, vanilla yoghurt, sweetened coconut, and sprinkles; recipe from Joy of Kosher

5 – ‘Spangled Sandwich Pops‘ – mini ice cream sandwiches skewered on popsicle sticks, then edged with colored sprinkles; found via Spoonful

6 – ‘Make your own burger‘ bar – styled by Brianna Van Lierop and Amy Kelly inspired by a BBQ party invitation from Pear Tree Greetings and featured on

7 – Themed plastic table cloth – BBQ Retro Table Cover from Birthday Direct, $3.51

8 – Thyme lemonade served in mason jars – a unique twist on a summer staple, made with thyme and slices of cucumber; recipe via Mama’s Got Bake

9 – Caramel popcorn in paper treat cones – found via a real Memorial Day BBQ styled and hosted by Melis of The Joys of Home Educating

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