Putting together the ultimate backyard BBQ begins with some stellar recipes and a sense of adventure. Whether you’re entertaining thirty or three, having a full course BBQ means plenty of sides, salads, desserts, and, of course, main dishes. From grilled veggies to salads that keep them coming back for more, the recipes below are designed to make your party the best backyard BBQ this summer. So, break out the cooking apron, fire up the grill, and get ready to create some of the tastiest, non-traditional, backyard BBQ recipes around. They’re the perfect combination of hot and sweet, cool and tangy, and just plain old delicious!
This summer promises to be a hot one and there’s no better way to keep the kids entertained than with water-related activities. Water games guarantee a quick cool-down and a lot of fun. It doesn’t matter if you have a big backyard or a lot of outdoor space for these activities, as even a small patio can be the perfect spot to play. The best part is that the water activities below don’t require a lot of prep work or expense. Having a summer picnic or backyard BBQ? These kid-tested water play ideas are perfect for that too! So, whether you’re inviting the neighborhood or just want an activity to escape the summer heat, these 10 water games are a great summertime boredom buster!