Gather Friends with BBQ Invitations

Hamburger Mylar BalloonHosting a BBQ party is a fun summer tradition. The first step for your backyard barbecue is setting a budget, creating a guest list and sending out invitations.

Be sure to send out invites 3-4 weeks in advance and expect about a quarter to come back as regrets.

BBQ Party Ensemble has a fun pig-shaped invitation great for your BBQ party theme. Simply fill the invites out and send them through the mail. Add a pinch of confetti for a fun touch.

Hand deliver invitations attached to a hamburger mylar balloon for a personal touch your guests will really appreciate.

Remember, if you want guests to bring dishes to the barbeque, now is the time to ask!

Accent the Great Outdoors with BBQ Decorations

Italian Chef Jointed Cut-outSunshine and a green backyard are the best decorations for your BBQ party, but there are tons of other decorations for your backyard barbecue.

Welcome guests with a customized barbecue banner. Our banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl and are available in seven different sizes for your decorating needs. Hang one at the entrance or over the grill!

A jointed Italian chef decoration is a great item to set up next to the grill. He accents your BBQ theme décor with a fun touch.

For a big touch, set up a barnyard decorating kit. It’s great for commemorative photos or for a play area the kids will love!

Accent all your decorations with BBQ balloons. A hamburger mylar balloon looks great tied to your chairs or attached to centerpieces.

Tabletops are perfect places for decorating at your barbeque party. BBQ Party Tableware is a great ensemble for tying all your decorations together. Set it on top of gingham or red tablecovers. Accent your tableware with Etch It Party Cups to keep your waste down.

Check out our other BBQ party tips and tell us about your barbeque party ideas!

BBQ Party Favors for Backyard Fun

Apron Decorating KitKeep favors for your BBQ theme party simple. Many of our party favors can also double as decorations.

Place beer mug candles on your tables then send them home with guests as party favors.

Kids will love making their own favors with a BBQ apron craft kit. They can decorate their own aprons for a fun party favor. They might also enjoy a sunglasses magnet craft kit!

Other fun favor ideas include sunglasses, personalized stadium cups, recipe books, or goodie bags filled with tons of little candies, toys and other gifts.

Food Ideas for a Backyard BBQ Bash

BBQ-Kit-N-KaboodleFood is the key ingredient for a BBQ themed party. For your menu, keep it simple with classic barbeque foods or ask guests to each bring their favorite cookout dish. Here are some of our favorite recipes.

Irene’s Barbecue Chicken

6-8 pieces of Chicken
12 oz. can of Coke
Kraft barbecue sauce (3/4 cup of an 18 oz. bottle)

Spray an electric skillet with Pam or use 2 tablespoons of oil to grease bottom of pan. Heat skillet to 375-400 degrees; put chicken pieces in skillet. Brown slightly for a bout 2 minutes; turn over and brown other side. Reduce the temperature; pour Coke and barbecue sauce over chicken. Cook for about one hour and 15 minutes, tuning occasionally.

The sauce remaining in the pan after chicken is removed can be served over rice.

Southern Styled Baked Corn

1 16oz. can Whole Kernel Corn
1 16oz. can Cream Style Corn
2 Eggs, beaten
1 8oz. pkg corn bread mix
1 cup Sour Cream
½ cup melted butter, cooled
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese

Mix undrained whole kernel corn, cream corn, eggs, cornbread mix and sour cream in bowl; stir in butter. Add salt and pepper. Spoon into a 10 x 10 baking dish. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes longer.

Serves 8-10

Bean Salad


2 cans French Style Green Beans
1 can Green Peas
1 can Red Kidney Beans
1 med Onion, chopped
1 2oz. jar Pimento, chopped
2 stalks Celery, chopped
½ cup Oil
½ cup Vinegar
½ cup Sugar

Salt & Pepper to taste

Kids will love these pig cupcakes! Simply bake cupcakes in your favorite flavor mix. Top them with strawberry icing or vanilla icing you’ve colored with red food coloring. Use candies such as chocolate chips, Hi-C slices, and licorice to create a pig face!

Serve all of your delicious food on our BBQ Tableware Ensemble!

Host a Race Day Party for Indy 500 Fun

race-day-tableware-ensembleHost parties to watch the NASCAR races and the Indy 500 for tons of fun this spring. ShindigZ has tons of fun, racecar themed decorations perfect for hosting an awesome party.

Welcome guests or announce the party using the Road to Victory Personalized Vinyl Banner, which features your custom wording and checkered flags. Our banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl and are available in several different sizes to suit your needs.

Create a big entrance to your party using our Tire Arch. You can use our 9 inch letters and numbers to add your own message to the arch. The Arch feature two racing flags up top and stands 8 feet tall and 10 ½ feet wide. It’s great for taking photos under too!

Accent your party space with our Winner’s Trophy Decoration. Kids will love taking photos with it. The standee is 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

Create balloon bunches of odd numbers of black and white balloons and secure them to balloon weights around the room for a fantastic, full looking venue.

Race Day means great party food! Decorate your tables with black and white checked tablecovers, checkered flag garland, and a Race Day Tableware Ensemble. The ensemble includes plates, napkins, cups and cutlery for eight guests in a fun black and white checkered pattern.

A fun alternative that kids will love is our Disney’s Cars Tableware Ensemble which features an assortment of Cars characters and tableware for eight guests.

Those who don’t want to watch the race the whole time will love painting racecars with our Race Car Craft Kit, which includes wooden cars, brushes, and paint for twelve guests.

Check out all of our Race Day Party Supplies for more ideas!


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