Planning Your Perfect Summer Backyard Barbecue

It’s finally summertime! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and late sunsets by hosting your own backyard barbecue. Although hosting events in our busy lives isn’t exactly easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be fun.  Here are a few tips to plan the perfect summer outing in the comfort of your own home, all while looking fabulous!

 

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Prep the food the night before to ensure the day of will be enjoyable.

Don’t feel like cooking? Make it a potluck!  Invite your guests to bring a dish close to their hearts and stomachs for everyone to enjoy.

Clean up the yard the weekend before to save yourself the trouble the day of.

Have your friends or significant other help you make a playlist for the event; great music will make any party!

Include party games to encourage the guests to get to know one another.

Try something new by picking a theme for the event; it’s a fun and festive twist on a backyard barbecue.

 

Also, here are some ideas for planning your perfect outfit for the party! When it comes to summer barbecues, keep it simple; summer is the season to look fabulous without that much effort.  Try these effortless looks:

 

A maxi dress paired with eye-catching jewelry for a classy and cute look (1).

Fun, cropped jeans with a button up and ballet flats for a more casual and comfortable look (2).

Linen shorts and a flowy top with rolled sleeves for fresh outfit with movement (3).

 

1. Courtesy of Nordstrom.com; 2. Courtesy of JCrew.com; 3. Courtesy of 999lolo.blogspot.com.

1. Courtesy of Nordstrom.com; 2. Courtesy of JCrew.com; 3. Courtesy of 999lolo.blogspot.com.

 

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