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Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide

Do you want to be the host or hostess with the mostest this summer? Then check out our Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide and entertain in style!

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Three Cheers for Summertime!

It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Farewell, sweaters and heavy jackets! Bon voyage, wool socks! See you next winter, puffy winter coat! It’s time for short sleeves, short pants, flip-flops, and plenty of summertime fun.

Summer Fun

What are your plans for this summer? Perhaps you’re heading to the coast for a day of kite flying, surfing, sandcastle building, and delicious seafood. Or maybe you’re packing up your camping gear and roughing it for a few days in the great outdoors with friends and family.

You’re probably going to ooh and ah at the fireworks on Independence Day, and perhaps you’ll even help the kids hone their entrepreneurial chops with a good, old-fashioned lemonade stand. Afternoons at the park, touch football, cannonballs off the high-dive, water balloon fights… there’s so much to love about summertime.

It’s Party Time!

Of course, entertaining friends is one of the best things about summer. You can’t go wrong with inviting your favorite people over for tasty food, cold drinks, and some warm weather camaraderie.

What is your BBQ style? We don’t like to brag, but when it comes to summer entertaining, we’ve got some pretty serious skills.


Don’t get us wrong: we’re sure you do, too. Maybe your coleslaw is the stuff of legend, and your burger grilling skills make full-grown men shed tears of pure joy.

Red, White and BBQ

But there’s nothing wrong with continuing your education as a summertime partyologist, and we’re here to help you do just that. Do you want to be the host or hostess with the mostest this summer? Then check out our Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide!


Inside, you’ll find handy-dandy how-to guides on BBQ-centric wine pairings and killer grilling tips, and you’ll learn how to create the ultimate steak on the barbecue.

You’ll also get several amazing summer recipes, including grilled watermelon with feta and mint, the perfect potato salad, Jucy Lucy-style cheese-stuffed bacon burgers, and smoky chicken wings that will have your guests begging for more. Trust us.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll love our easy and delicious strawberry shortcake and watermelon surprise push-up pops. They’re sweet, cool, and just the thing to keep you feeling frosty when the sun’s beating down. If you’re entertaining thirsty grown-ups, you can’t go wrong with out Tropical Blue Margarita, our Strawberry Spritzer, or our new twist on an old classic, the Blackberry Julep.

There’s nothing wrong with just chilling in your backyard with some friends, but why not dress up your space with a cool party theme? We’ve included a handful of festive, summery party theme ideas, just to get your creative juices flowing. Pick one and run with it, or just steal a few choice ideas and put your own spin on things. It’s totally up to you!

Have an Awesome Summer

Are you excited yet? Yeah! We hope our Red, White, and BBQ guide helps you throw record-setting summer parties. Now get out there and make this summer one to remember!

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Cheria is an aspiring homeowner and the Content Marketing Coordinator for Homes.com. When she isn't working, she stays busy sewing, designing, and diving into all sorts of DIY projects.

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