The 4th of July is right around the corner!

We are getting so close to the 4th of July, and that means time to get your party plans in place. If you are looking to throw the ultimate 4th of July Backyard BBQ I have the perfect list of must have items for you. Whether it be decorating, entertaining, or serving up the perfect meal, the list below is sure to get you ready for the best 4th of July ever!


Decorating for the 4th of July doesn’t have to be difficult!

Set the Table

Start with gathering up the base for your serving table. This red, white and blue checkered table cloth is a great option to add color, and country class to your BBQ.

4th of July BBQ table clothe

The perfect table cloth for your ultimate 4th of July BBQ

Be sure to get something for your guests to drink out of. These colorful and festive cups do the trick.


cups for your 4th of July BBQ

Colorful and festive plastic cups for your 4th of July backyard BBQ

Keep the clean up easy for yourself with this red, white and blue silverware set.

Red white and blue silverware

Red, white and blue silverware!

Get the Festive Look

Free 4th of July Printables!

Start by downloading my free 4th of July Printables! They are the perfect way to add some 4th of July pop to your BBQ!

Add a focal point to your BBQ with these giant letter Balloons:


Complete your decorations with some pops of red and blue tassels. These can be hung around your yard and house to really bring the 4th of July festivities together.

Red and Blue Patriotic Tassels

Red and Blue Patriotic Tassels


One of the best parts of having a big BBQ in your backyard is entertaining your guests. Think about the crowd you have invited and cater to the age group. Providing activities for your guests makes for an enjoyable party for all. Here are my favorite games/activities that I set out when having a 4th of July backyard BBQ.

Get Active

Corn hole is a great to get your guests on their feet and competing!

Corn Hole!

Corn Hole!

During 4th of July it can be so hot! Try cooling of your guests with water balloon wars! Have a balloons pre-filled and ready to go for a fun afternoon cool down!

water balloons for a BBQ

Water Balloons to the rescue


For Relaxing

Don’t forget to keep your guests (and yourself) comfortable! These lounge chairs do just the trick without breaking the bank!

Comfortable lounge chairs

Lounge Chairs!

As the Sun Goes Down

As the sun starts to sink don’t forget to light a fire! This fire pit lets you enjoy a fire without any of the work of building a fire pit. Your guests (and you) will enjoy sitting around it as the sun sinks. Enjoy fireworks next to your fire pit. Added bonus, the smoke will help keep unwanted bugs away!

Fire pit

Amazing Fire Pit Ready to Enjoy!


Food and Serving!

The most important part of your ultimate 4th of July backyard BBQ is the food! There are a million different options of meals to make that your guests will enjoy, but these items will make the cooking, prep and clean up a million times easier for you!

Prep It! Prep it Real Good!

Keep the day of mess to a minimum and prep your side dishes the day before! Use these stack-able, stainless steel bowls to prep and store your sides in. The lids seal the food, making sure it’s perfect for your guests no matter if it was made the day before or 5 minutes before they arrive.

Stackable Stainless Steel Bowl Set

Stack-able stainless steel bowl set (I’m seriously in love with my set!)

Don’t stress over the heat and not wanting to put your cold dishes out for you guests. This inflatable ice holder is here to the rescue! Blow up, fill up with ice and nestle in your bowls and serving trays! This is a MUST HAVE for all out door parties!

Inflatable Ice Holder to Keep food cool

Inflatable Ice Holder

Heat It Up!

My last must have item for the ultimate 4th of July backyard BBQ is a grill. Now, I’m not going to tell you about just any grill, this is THE grill. The grill that has cooked my brats and burgers, steaks and chicken, kabobs and veggies perfectly for the past year. I absolutely LOVE this grill. It can do it ALL! Propane, charcoal, smoke… it’s a jack of all trades! Or should I say, Joe of all trades;-)

The Best Grill Ever!

The BEST grill EVER!


Now you are all set to host the ultimate 4th of July backyward BBQ! I hope you have a great 4th of July this year!




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