Speaking Point: A backyard bonanza to kick off summertime, celebrate Father’s Day, or tame a posse of hungry kids.
Speaking Point: Choose colors found in nature for your outdoor celebration. Blueberry blue, apple red, burlap brown, or sunflower yellow.
Speaking Point: Handwrite rustic invitations on butcher paper, or cut postcards from cardboard boxes. For a more elegant look, glue invitations onto gingham or calico fabric and trim with pinking shears.
Speaking Point: Have fun with table linens. Use gingham in classic red and white check and top with denim remnants for placemats. Use striped kitchen towels as bibs and hold in place with twine and clothes pins. Roll up cheap bandanas from the dollar store and tie with twine for a rustic napkin (make sure to wash and dry them first so they’ll soak up all that barbecue sauce!).
Speaking Point: Fun décor ideas include filling a cast iron skillet with sunflower blossoms, or use extra barbecue sauce or other condiment containers. Use galvanized buckets to hold napkins, flatware, and bunches of daisies. Even a glass pitcher filled with ice cold lemonade with some fresh lemon slices makes for a beautiful, natural centerpiece.
Speaking Point: For entertainment, organize an afternoon of old-time games like a potato sack race or an egg toss. Play country music and ask your friends to bring their guitars or other instruments they enjoy playing. Get silly and dress like Dolly Parton or Hank Williams! And remember, the more fun you have at your party, the more fun your guests are inclined to have.
Speaking Point: Note: We have a fabulous BBQ sauce recipe, as well as an entire menu for this party theme available, should producers want that.