Who doesn’t love a summer outdoor party with grilled meats, a smoky bonfire, and refreshing drinks? A BBQ can bring us together during the warmer months, allowing families to enjoy the breeze, play games, and eat feel-good food. 

Host A BBQ Event: Bring Everyone Together

Are you feeling called to be the hostess with the mostess? BBQs are a safe bet to nourish and foster connections between friends and family.

Whether you are celebrating a special event or simply want to gather loved ones, tasty food is always a unifying factor. Everyone appreciates the care that goes into a well-planned BBQ. 

1. Game Themed BBQ

Have you ever thought of giving your party a specific theme? Feel free to choose anything your heart desires. Fifty percent of throwing a party is in the planning stages, including invitations. Your guests will appreciate receiving an invitation that brings out their excitement by announcing a game-themed BBQ. 

Consider a tug-of-war game for the young ones. Perhaps charades for the older ones, teenagers and grandparents included. Limbo can be a fun family game for everyone to enjoy, even those on the sideline. Never Have I Ever is also a classic game you can easily incorporate as you enjoy your food. You’ll be sure to learn something new about your guests with tons of laughter at the table.

All in all, a game-themed BBQ will bring everyone together and strengthen already existing bonds. Choosing a couple of games and some facilitators will allow people to be leaders. Lastly, remember to create some ground rules and prizes for a smooth opening and close to your event.

2. S’mores Themed BBQ

Who doesn’t love roasting marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers by the fire? Your BBQ can include a fire pit for everyone to gather around, with s’mores being the central theme. Invitations can consist of gentle prompting encouraging loved ones to create unique s’mores. Ask guests to bring toppings like sprinkles, peanut butter, gummy bears, and caramel sauce. In this way, your BBQ event can feel like a co-creation. When everyone is involved, there is a feeling of unity in the air.

3. By the Sea BBQ

Americans traditionally associate BBQs with red meat or chicken. You can break the mold by hosting your next BBQ event with grilled seafood. Think lobster mac n’ cheese, grilled shrimp, salmon, scallops, and halibut. Seafood skewers and kabobs are also a classic sea BBQ delight.

Your invitations can feature the color blue to mirror the vast ocean. Choosing an island-inspired playlist will also add to the serene coastal vibes. The bar area can be decorated with sand and seashells. 

To bring it all together, consider hosting your next BBQ event at an ocean-front venue like Salero. Without the fuss of organizing every detail and grilling all the meats yourself, you can instead collaborate with our team of expert party planners. 

BBQ Event Ideas Made Easy With a Full Menu

Now that we covered some themes and ideas let’s talk about the central piece tying your event together: food. 

At Salero, our owner and in-house chef, David Horton, has created a smoked buffet menu to make your BBQ event tasty. Some meats to choose from include:

  • Brisket Beef
  • St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs
  • Half Of A Bird Chicken
  • Jumbo Whole Wings Chicken
  • Prime Rib Beef
  • Shoulder Boston Butt Pork
  • Whole Split Breast Chicken
  • Bone in Thighs Chicken

Additionally, some sides you’ll have the option to choose from include:

  • Cole Slaw
  • Mac-N-Cheese
  • Cucumber & Tomato Salad
  • Corn Pudding
  • 3 Bean “Baked” Beans
  • Potato-N-Mac Salad (Cold)
  • Cheese Tortellini & Wilted Spinach Salad

Lastly, dessert is the final piece of a successful BBQ puzzle. The desserts you can choose from include: 

  • Berry Cobbler
  • Berries & Cream
  • Key Lime Jars
  • Assorted Cookies

To see the full menu, visit our smoked buffet page

Contact Us Today To Plan Your BBQ Event

When you book Salero for an event, you can count on 3 hours of full-service staff and a team of trained party planners to ensure a memorable gathering. 

We have years of experience grilling meats to perfection and look forward to making your next BBQ extraordinary. Get in touch with us by reaching out today!