June 24th, 2009 |

4th of July BBQ

4th of July BBQ

4th of July is right around the corner!  Have you started planning your holiday weekend yet?!  A lot of times we forget about the little guests at parties – so today I am going to focus on tailoring your BBQ to make the kids happy!  The 4th is all about stars, stripes, flags and fireworks – so let’s talk about how to incorporate these into your BBQ.

Set up an area especially for the kids – a picnic table with kid-friendly dishes and paper napkins, and a play area with lounge chairs and umbrellas to provide some sun relief.  Pottery Barn Kids has these darling umbrellas – available in different colors and patterns, they are the perfect thing to provide a little shade and a whole lot of style in your backyard.  Put out a couple of small pools and a sprinkler for the kids to play in – but don’t forget a stack of towels!

Add a little fun to your food – take a basic pb & j sandwich, but cut out stars with a cookie cutter to add a bit of patriotic fun.  Serving cheeseburgers to your adult guests?  Make smaller versions (otherwise known as sliders) for the kids, and stick  in an American flag.  The food doesn’t have to be complicated – a little creativity will go a long way and the kids are sure to have fun!

Images: star sandwiches (bhg.com), drink bucket (inmagine.com), burgers (southernliving.com), kids on the dock (pbkids.com), picnic table (potterybarn.com)

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