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BBQ Decorations

Make your summer barbeque party stick out from the rest — use unique and creative BBQ decorations! Creating festive BBQ décor will enhance your party space, impress your guests and get everyone in the summer spirit. Here are some easy barbeque party decorations that will make your cookout celebration unforgettable.

Theme Colors: Whether you’ve decided on a party theme or just want a classic BBQ, select two theme colors for the event to make decorating easier. If you have a designated party theme make sure you pick colors that compliment the theme.

Tables: The table settings are an essential part of your BBQ decorations because the party revolves around the food! First decide what type and how many tables you want to have. Choose a solid but bright color for a table cover - a great way to quickly turn generic looking tables into festive ones. Have plates, napkins, cutlery and cups match using a complimentary color. A great idea for napkin rings is to tie each set of silverware with bandanas. Include summertime items on the tables to complete the look. Place tin pales filled with classic ketchup and mustard bottles, salt & pepper grinders, hot sauce and BBQ sauce on each table.

Centerpieces: Create vibrant seasonal centerpieces for each table and to place around the party space. Put together flower bouquets and display them in rustic vases or decorative watering cans. Accent the bouquets with grilling accessories like spatulas, tongs or marinade brushes. These accents add a whimsical touch to your centerpieces that everyone will notice.

Lighting: An easy way to create ambiance at your outdoor celebration is with lighting. Choose lighting that fits the style of the party. Some type of lighting that work best outdoors include paper lanterns, tiki torches, fairy lights, and candles. If the party takes place in a buggy area, place citronella candles on every table top to ward off bugs while still creating a festive atmosphere.

Incorporate the Theme: Customize your BBQ decorations by incorporating the party theme. Beach balls and beach chairs are a great addition to any beach theme BBQ. For a luau cookout, have Hawaiian leis, coconuts, and grass skirts. If it is an all-American backyard barbeque, hang American flags around the space and incorporate them into the table décor. No matter what your theme remember to just be creative and have fun with it!

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