Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer BBQ Party

I found this great party idea on one of my favorite sites... Hostess Blog

This party is so easy! You set up a "Make your own Hot Dog" station
The best part about the decor is the plastic red picnic table you can buy at the dollar store. You cut it up to embellish everything!

The free printables were found here  you can fill in the blank labels with the free font found here
Also on the same link above you can find recipes for regional hot dogs... like the Texas Chilli Dog and LA West Coast Dog.
The plastic yellow and red baskets are perfect for this theme and are only 3.99 for a set of 6 at Party City.
MENU:
Hot Dogs
All the fixings
Corn on the Cob... On a Stick
Potato Salad in individual serving cups


Decor: Think Red, Yellow and Blue.
Red Picnic table cloth cut up to embellish Red and yellow sodas
Blue table cloth
Large Red Bucket to keep drinks on Ice



Texax Chille Dog

Ball Park Angus Beef Frank
Spicy Chili
Cheese
Jalapeno Peppers
Hot Dog Bun






D.C. Monumental Dog

Ball Park Angus Beef Frank
Onions
Banana Peppers
Red Peppers
Sliced Pickles
Mayo





West Coast Dog


Ball Park Angus Beef Frank
Green Onions
Bell Peppers or Jalepenos
Salsa







Carolina Hot Dog

Ball Park Angus Beef Frank
Chili
Cole Slaw
Mustard
Onions
What to Pour:
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
2 c. sugar
1 c. fresh lemon juice (about 5-6 large lemons)
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1/2 c. loosely packed fresh mint leaves (optional)
8 1/2-10 1/2 c. water, divided
Ice cubes

Watermelon Crush
8 cups seeded, cubed watermelon (about 4 pounds)
1 1/3 cups light rum
1½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice, or more to taste
½ cup orange liqueur
¼ cup powdered sugar, or more to taste
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

Fresh Squeezed Margaritas
Tequila
Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix
2 Limes, juiced
1 Tangerine, juiced
2 Oranges, juiced
1 Grapefruit, juiced
Ice
Lime Wedges to garnish

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