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Need HELP with Weekend BBQ!!! :)

Hello Ladies! 

Here's the plan: Next Friday is the LAST day of school... finals will be over and everyone is coming to my house for a BBQ that night. I know we want to have hamburgers/hot dogs with all the fixin's. For drinks, I'd like to have some sodas and maybe some Mike's or Smirnoff Ice bottles. As for sides, I LOVE homemade potato/pasta salad, but thats about all we have so far. What sides do you suggest?

It's a "potluck" type deal and people are asking what to bring. I am at a loss for what to tell them. Should I have them bring a side dish? Drinks? Hamburger meat?

Also, I'm not sure what else to do. Should I have games of some sort set up for people to play if they want? Music playing? Decor?

Sorry for so many questions... I just want everything to go well! :)

TIA! :) 

PS... there will be about 12 people total.  

Re: Need HELP with Weekend BBQ!!! :)

  • I usually do hot dogs/hamburgers, pasta salad, baked beans, fruit salad, and some sort of dessert.

    I wouldn't make the menu any more complicated than that. Maybe get some chips and salsa to snack on before dinner.

    I'd skip decor, but I would have music playing.  I like rock music for cookouts, but of course that's a personal preference.

    Corn hole or ladder ball are fun games that anyone can play.  

    Good luck with finals.

  • I'd make the basic that you've listed and ask a couple of people to bring dessert and a couple to bring snacks/sides.  I'd also either buy some beer, oe tell people to bring their fav drinks.  I can't drink Mike's/ Smirnoff all night.  Whatver you do, don't ask people to bring meat.  You might consider having some veggie burgers on hand.

  • I agree with the pp's - keep the menu simple.  The thing you should think about is if it is rainy/cold/crappy weather.  Is there enough room in your house?  Do you need to clean out the garage? 

    I wouldn't worry too much about entertaining people, as it seems as though they will all know each other?  A few yard games or even have a deck of cards on hand for when it gets dark or if it is cold/rainy outside. 

    Have fun!

    BabyFruit Ticker
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