Memorial Day / Summer BBQ Party Ideas!
Wow, Memorial Day and the (un)official start of summer is just around the corner! What a perfect time to have a friendly BBQ bash with your friends. And speaking of friends, our friends over at Hostess With the Mostess just published a great article about summer BBQ’s and included links to free printouts to help with your buffet table decor. Perfect timing!
Hop on over the Hostess Blog for their tips on BBQ menu, decor, and drink ideas, but stick around here to check out our recommendations for your candy buffet dessert table.
Memorial Day / Summer BBQ Candy Buffet List:
- Watermelon Fruit Slices
- Blue Raspberry Fruit Slices
- Lemon Fruit Slices
- Stars and Stripes Chocolate Balls
- American Pop-Culture Lollipops
- Stars and Stripes Chocolate Hearts
- Mini Gummy Hamburgers (also come in sour flavor)
- Mini Gummy Hotdogs
- Sour Soda Pop
- Bottle Caps
- Gummy Cola Bottles
- Beach Bucket Toys and Treats
- Whirly Pops
We know this is a pretty extensive list of candy buffet options for this party, so if you’re looking to the biggest color-punch for your dollar, we recommend the first six items on this list (fruit slices through stars and stripes chocolate hearts). Those six items will not only create a color explosion (check out how pretty the watermelon and blue raspberry fruit slices are – you’ll start to drool!), but the stars and stripes chocolates will add that pinch of patriotism that every summer BBQ needs. Also, how can you go wrong with lollipops shaped like the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and other pop-culture American icons?
For further inspiration, here are some of our favorite pics from the Hostess Blog’s summer BBQ photo-shoot!