4th Of July Backyard BBQ & Party Ideas to Celebrate Independence Day!

You’ll love these 4th of July Party ideas for your backyard bbq celebration! From BBQ recipes, drinks, and patriotic decor – roundup everything you need and have an epic 4th of July party this summer!

The Ultimate Backyard Summer Party Ideas!

Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas

With summer on our radar, I know that means a string of endless backyard barbecue parties. The smell of fresh cut grass, warm summer sun, the hum of cicadas, and of course: The Grill – Always ready to cook the best summer meals and make memories that linger through the winter.

Here we’ve rounded up some of our best summer ideas from previous posts, to get your party started! And in the spirit of summer, I’ve included quite a handful of patriotic themed ideas, because I know you’ve got your memorial day, your labor day, and your independence day to celebrate! 3 Cheers for Summer!


Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas – Memorial Day Edition


Patriotic Party Ideas:

Add Red White and Blue Streamers, here

Make a lemon layered cake, here

Even more ideas, here!


Make Citrus Peel Jello Shots

blood orange recipe, here

More recipes, here.


Stylize your own sunhat with a scarf

All you need is a hat, a scarf, and some scissors! Make it here.


Make Delicious Camping Snacks

“Taco in a bag” Recipe here.

Dutch oven pizza nachos, here.


Try these delicious treats at your next party. https://t.co/Vq04T90jBZ #recipes

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Go crazy with Mac & Cheese

Put it on hot dogs:

Put it on everything!

You’ll love these easy cheesy recipes, here.


The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Patriotic Cake | Ultimate Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas
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Have you ever seen a cake more patriotic than this? This will be the perfect cake to make for Memorial Day! Get the recipe here.


Make Flower Crowns

Beautiful flower crowns for the 4th of July, or any day this summer! Tutorial here.


Take Lots of Photos!

20 DIY Photo Booth Ideas

Make your own photo booth with these DIY Ideas

Or save space, and just make some fun photo booth props!

19 Cool DIY Photo Booth Props |


Easy Backyard Projects

You can build a cinderblock bench, and transform it like this one.

You can make diy pallet planters like these ones.

Or make all of these!!!


Make Dishes With Fresh Pineapple:

You can make pineapple bacon skewers, here.

You can make a pineapple pico de gallo, here.

Want to know how to tell if the pineapple is ripe? Click here to find out.


Make an Amazing Watermelon Cake


Best Backyard BBQ Ideas

Get all the delicious ideas here.


Write on the wall with MOSS

Here’s how!


Go Burger-Happy and Grill Up Some Sliders

Make Portobello Sliders

Make Guacamole sliders

Make Hummus Sliders

Find all slider recipes here.


Fill Your Mason Jars With The Best Drinks Around

Cocktails don’t get any more patriotic than this. Learn to make this drink here.


Make them in Mason Jars , or make them in giant pitchers

Did you know this cocktail is only 70 calories per serving? Recipe here.


Create Your Dream Patio

Build a DIY Firepit, here.

Make a succulent chandelier, here.

Build a beautiful outdoor pergola with curtains, here.

More Ideas, here.


Build an outdoor backyard living room, here.

I saved the best for last. How cool is this living room!?


Build a File Cabinet Smoker

If you’re up for a real big challenge, find an old filing cabinet and turn it into a smoker like this guy. Showing here: The DIY File Cabinet Smoker




Did you enjoy our tutorial for throwing the ultimate backyard summer bbq for labor day!? Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on backyard summer ideas!

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