Monday, June 22, 2015

List: Ten unqiue ideas to bring to a BBQ.

Father’s Day was spent  running around from place to place.
We took my daddy out for a nice breakfast in the morning.
Then we went to my future in laws for a Cuban style BBQ complete with the pig on a spit.
After spending the day at the BBQ, we headed to Nanny’s to have dessert with papa.
After all that running around, I really could use just ONE more day off from work…

Throughout the Summer season, we are constantly going to BBQs.
That means that I’m showing up with a fruit salad or a bottle of wine in hand.
As you can imagine, I am SO sick of buying fruit salad and bottles of wine.

In an attempt to switch it up this year, I compiled a list of new ideas.
Did you really expect something other than a list?  I didn’t think so…

Ten unique ideas to bring to a BBQ.

1.  Homemade Red Velvet Cookies
The host will appreciate the time you took to cook them and that they aren’t a common treat!
These cookies are so yummy and very easy to make.  Recipe can be found here.

2.  Colorful Hanging Plant
This may not be something that can be served, but it certainly can be displayed!
Your host is sure to appreciate this gesture for way more than one BBQ.

3.  Sangria
This is a unique idea whether you make it yourself or pick up a bottle from the store.
If you make it yourself, you can get real creative and fun with how you bottle it.

4.  Quiche
A quiche goes with almost anything which makes it a perfect thing to bring on a BBQ.
This is such an inexpensive and easy thing to make.  My favorites are artichoke or zucchini quiche!

5.  Bottles of Archer’s Farms BBQ Sauce
It’s almost a guarantee that the BBQ will involve some sort of grilled meat making this a perfect idea.
I would pick a bottle of Sweet Pineapple and a bottle of Molasses & Cayenne BBQ sauce.  Yum!

6.  Homemade Guacamole
Everybody is sure to love this idea, just don’t forget to bring a bag of tortilla chips!
I plan on making two batches of this: one very sweet and one a little spicy.

7.  Water Balloon Kit
This is a guaranteed hit with the kids and occupied kids means very happy adults.
Call me a kid myself, but water balloon fights are totally a summer highlight for me!

8.  Fruit Kebabs
This is similar to fruit salad, but it’s way more fun and things taste better when they’re fun.
Not to mention, fruit on a stick makes for an absolutely colorful, gorgeous display!

9.  S ‘mores
A barbeque usually implies the use of an actual bbq which means it’s a green light for S’mores!
…and who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers?!

10.  Wattamelon Friendly’s Roll
This is perfect for a BBQ because it’s sweet, refreshing, and totally delicious.
Besides, it really looks like a watermelon making it perfect to display on the dessert table!

What are your unique ideas to bring to a barbeque? 


  1. OMG imagine if that pig on the spit was a little's piggies papa? :(

    1. I know, Dez. It's awful when you think about it that way. If it makes you feel better, I didn't eat any of it. I couldn't bring myself to eat something that was looking back at me. Instead, I indulged in the homemade yucca and grilled vegetables. :)

  2. Not sure I could ever eat that pig in spit. Not even if you guys called in canadian bacon lol

    I see your water ballons and raise you a water gun

    1. LOL I couldn't either....and stop hiding the fact that ham is CANADIAN bacon. I know you all indulge in that up there. hahaha

      Hmmmm...water guns are fun too. :)

    2. Pffft never ever, ham is just ham. Dumb american name lol

    3. LOL!!! I'll still never forget your face when that's what they brought out to you.

  3. So many fun ideas - I love quiche and that would be a fun addition to any BBQ!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

    1. Me too! So yummy, so easy to make, and real easy to warm up. :)

  4. sounds like a fun father's day! And yes, I think we all have our go-tos to contribute to events like that. I like those ideas- especially the quiche & sangria! I love both.

    Pretty new picture! :)

    1. Thanks, Caitlin!!

      Sangria is always a yummy contribution to anything, no?? :) :) :)

  5. Love the water balloon idea. Here in the south we do lots of pig pickins! And a pig pickin' ain't a pig pickin' without corn hole. Gotta play corn hole!

  6. Those all sound great! Any cool and refreshing salad...pinterest is full of ideas, too!

    water balloons....that's a super idea...the kids would be so excited!

  7. Love the idea of sangria for a BBQ!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. This post made me crave a barbeque! Red velvet cookies and sangria all the way :)

    There's a new GIVEAWAY on <3

  9. I would not have thought of quiche--interesting. And, I am for any reason to bring and eat cookies.


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