Memorial Day BBQ
|The starter spread at one of last year's BBQs.|
With Memorial Day just around the corner, I though I'd share with you my BBQ plans- from what to serve to how to set it up to what to wear. I hope it inspires you to have a BBQ of your very own. OR that the very least invite yourself to one :)
So lets start with the important stuff- what to wear!! There are so many ways to go with your ensemble. Luckily for you, I have combed the interwebs and narrowed it down to two awesome looks.
Look one was inspired (as many of my looks are) by the oh-so-chic chic Olivia Palermo. I loved the pop of color from the green shorts and the elegance of the blouse.
How I translated it:
Haute Hippie Silk Blouse, J.Crew Shorts, YSL Sunglasses, Kate Spade Crossbody Bag, Nine West Gold Loafers,
How I translated it:
|Tobi Macrame Day Dress, AE Jean Jacket, Gorjana Foldover Bag, Tobi Neon Cork Sandals, Bauble Bar Gold Leaf Pendant, Bauble Bar Neon ID Bracelet, Gorjana Coral Wrap Bracelet, Bauble Bar Braided Bracelet Trio|
I will admit that I was VERY TEMPTED to do one of the outfits centered around a maxi dress, but since I just featured three looks here, I thought I'd just recycle those. Lord knows I'm obsessed enough :)
And since Allison and I can never resist the chance to dress up and strut down the streets of Newport and San Francisco, we'll be sharing our own BBQ looks this week so stay tuned!
For the main event, there are so many choices and ways to go with it! Last year we did a build-your-own slider station which was a BIG hit.
The build-your-own station was great for guests because they could customize their meal and great for us because we didn't have to spend the whole party in the kitchen. We did the majority of the work before guests arrived and then just had to throw the burgers and corn on the grill and bacon-stuffed jalapenos in the oven. This year, I'm looking at doing a similar thing but this time including fried green tomato sliders. I mean, how delicious do they look?!
In terms of where to set everything up, I like to have multiple locations for people to serve themselves. So a drink station, snack station and food station. I've done it where these areas are all combined before and things get bottle-necked. This holds true whether your soiree is indoors or outdoors. It also forces guests to mingle :)
|Drink station at least year's Fourth of July BBQ.|