16 May

Summer BBQ Theme + Free Party Printables

Summer BBQ party ideas

Looking for a creative way to celebrate Memorial Day… or another outdoor summer get-together? Good! Because we have a new Summer BBQ theme for you today, complete with ideas for a Make-it-Yourself hot dog station (which keeps things easy on the host!), creative & affordable food presentation ideas, and free BBQ themed printables…(scroll down for download links).

This theme is super easy to pull togetherpromise! Aside from the shopping, which we did most of the day before, the entire theme that you see here and here was put together & shot in a single dayincluding the design of the free party printables!

Summer BBQ party ideas

One of my favorite elements from this shoot was a $7 plastic picnic tablecloth that I picked up in the camping aisle at Target. We used this one tablecloth to embellish everything (from vases to soda bottles to the drinks tub) and still had so much left over!

I also loved using corn chips as filler for the corn-on-the-cob sticks and Hot Dog Sign display… probably because the method for putting these together seemed to be one handful of chips for the vase, one handful for my mouth, one handful for the vase, one handful for my mouth… you get the picture. =)

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Summer BBQ party ideas

Check out full details and more pics at the full theme gallery… click here or on the image below to visit.



(click on a link to download the high-res pdfs. ENJOY!)

Blank Food Labels (can also be used as Place Cards)
Water Bottle Labels
“Drink Up” Sign
Hot Dog Recipe Signs
“Make Your Own Hot Dog” Sign


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CreativeBusyHand SAYS:

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on May. 17, 2011. Thanks again.

Reply May 17, 2011 at 8:29 am

Iris {Sweet Metel Moments} SAYS:

So cute!! I love how you think of every detail, like the corn chips as filler! Where did you get those white ceramic rectangular vases? Looks like a great staple to have for any party!

Reply May 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm


LOVE this theme! You’re really wonderful :D

Reply May 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

michelle SAYS:

I love this site!!! My one and only “complaint” – you just make we want to have a party every weekend! One idea is cuter than the other! I find myself planning parties just to use the idea!

Reply May 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Leigh SAYS:

Hi there, this is the cutest idea. We’re doing a carnival theme for my daughter’s b-day with a hot dog machine and this will go together perfectly. One question: where do you get those Plexiglass boxes that the mustard are on?

Reply May 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm


Hi- I downloaded the printables in Adobe Reader. I cannot edit the blank hot dog labels. How do I edit the labels?

Reply May 24, 2011 at 6:14 am

[email protected] SAYS:

As always this is another amazing post! I just shared the link on my blog.

Reply May 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Jessica G SAYS:

Adorable….love the details!
Nicely Done.

Reply May 31, 2011 at 7:00 am

Suzanne DeVeau SAYS:

Hi! Looking for School Bus Driver gift ideas and/or printables. Having a tough time finding anything. Thanks.

Reply June 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Rachel SAYS:

Reply June 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

I think this site reads my mind sometimes.
I have been toying with the idea of a hot dog party for a bit now. I came on here to get inspired, and WHOO HOO!! All my work is already done!! Of course you have a few ideas that I would never think of, like the chips to hold the signs. (love it) My neighborhood party next week is going to ROCK and you have taken a huge burden off of me with all of these printables. Thanks so much!

Reply July 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Heidi Summers SAYS:

Hey I cant seem to get them to print for free it says i need to subscribe to scrib anyone else have this problem or know how to download? I love these and want to use for a party this weekend! Thanks :)

Reply July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Kathryn SAYS:

Parties like this are why I never want Summer to end!

Reply September 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Jeroldine Owens SAYS:


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