Celebrate summer with a country-themed backyard bbq complete with easy decorations, affordable recipes and party ideas.
Throwing a backyard party is a great way to enjoy the good weather with friends and family. To keep the cost down, we've helped
with everything from the clever homemade invitation to the crafty decorations and cookout-friendly recipes.
To create these decorated ice cream cones just melt white chocolate chips in a microwave, then paint melted chocolate around
tops of cones with a pastry brush. Then, dip cones in red, white and blue sprinkles. Place on a waxed-paper-lined tray. Freeze
for 10 minutes.
When life gives you lemons make more than lemonade! An already cheerful daisy bouquet gets a little brighter with an easy
to make citrus vase.
Instructions: Citrus vase
Give your party a dash of country charm. Use jelly jars as glasses and unbreakable melamine or enameled tin plates. Placing pillows on the bench and chairs encourages guests to sit a spell.
Use kerchiefs to make a runner and to serve as napkins. Fold to form a pocket, then slip flatware inside. Thread a star-shaped
button onto a piece of twine; wrap one around each bandana.
Instructions: Bandana table runner
Provide ribbons, streamers and bows so kids can decorate their bicycles, then show off their handiwork with a neighborhood parade.
Plan a few activities to keep your guests active.
Send a homemade invitation that sets the country theme.
Instructions: Backyard bash invite
Try these tips to ensure that your party goes smoothly: