Fire Up the Grill

When it comes to summertime, a backyard BBQ is always a great idea. Make the most of your outdoor spaces at Emerson Ranch and throw your own BBQ bash this season.

Whether it’s a simple BBQ with neighbors or a family celebration, any event is not complete without a few decorations. The classic red gingham print is perfect for tablecloths and sunflowers add the summer touch you’re looking for. Create your own burlap pennant banners with fun lettering and patterns for an extra fun detail that can be reused every season!

Now for the best part of a summer BBQ—the food! A delicious recipe to try this season is grilled pineapple teriyaki chicken wraps for something savory with a bit of summer sweetness. Veggie kebabs are an easy addition, but sauce it up with a homemade lemon-scallion vinaigrette. And you can keep the kids happy with these super fun mac & cheese mini hot dogs. If you’re looking for another way to wow the crowd, keep things sweet with a fresh spin on cookie bars and lemonade.

Now it’s time to turn your lawn into a playing field. Every backyard barbecue needs some great lawn games. Prepare some fun prizes and set up a cornhole or ladder ball tournament. And an awesome and cool way to keep the kids occupied is with a big bucket of water balloons.

If you want to venture away from home, Emerson Ranch Park has you covered! With a little preparation, you can have an awesome summer party with more space for the kids to run and play. Bring the food and games, head to the BBQs and spend the day grilling and chilling.

Welcome summer in style! With these fun ideas, you can throw your best BBQ bash with family, friends and neighbors.

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