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Your Guide to a Fantastic Backyard BBQ

So you’re having a backyard BBQ for your friends and neighbors? Here’s all you need to make it great!

1. Comfort

The issue of “not having enough chairs” usually comes up at most get-togethers. So if you want to be sure all your guests are comfortable and have a place to sit, you may want to have a few spares sitting around. If you want to go the extra mile, have a selection available, as some guests might prefer a classic chair with a canopy, others may like to put their feet up, another might prefer a bug net (there is always one guest who freaks when bugs touch their food, and it’s usually me!), or you might need one just the right size for kids! One way or another, make sure you’re guests all have a place to sit to enjoy your food and company!

Original Canopy Chair With Ottoman Original Canopy Chair

 

 

Original Canopy Chair With Bug GuardKids Canopy Chair

2. Food

You can find burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, steak, or BBQ sandwiches at just about any backyard barbecue you go to. You’ll typically see sodas, chips, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad as well.

Since these are dishes people will expect to find at a barbecue, you may want to include some of those familiar items, but you can also try some items that are a little different too!  Here are some foods that are super easy to make, and will really get your guest’s attention- making your party stand out among the rest. This arrangement screams summertime- Sparkling Pineapple Strawberry Punch, Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad, and Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kabobs!

Sparkling Pineapple Strawberry Punch

Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kabob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Games

Break out some great, backyard games like Ladder Ball, Badminton or Volleyball, Bocce Ball, and Bean Bag Toss! Each of these games require sets of teams, ensuring there is something for everybody to play and a little friendly competition!
Kelsyus Ladder Ball Kelsyus Premium Badminton/Volleyball Combo

Kelsyus Bocce Ball Kelsyus Premium Bean Bag Toss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Have a pool?

Kelsyus Floating Pong

 

If you have a pool, another great game to include is Kelsyus Floating Pong! Fill the cups with punch or water and toss the ball into the cup!

You can even create a combination of these backyard games to make a full-blown tournament if you’re feeling competitive!

 

 5. Grand Finale

S’mores is a classic way to go for an outdoor dessert. But you may not have the ability to set up a campfire in your backyard, and holding marshmallows over the grill might not be a sensible option for you if you have a large number of guests. Even if you simply want to try something different, we’ve got you covered with an awesome snack-movie combo! Set up a really easy DIY movie screen in the backyard and enjoy while snacking on a Strawberry Brownie Kabob!

DIY Backyard Movie Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars Pool Party

Are you ready for #StarWarsDay?

Celebrate Star Wars Day with an AWESOME party your friends will never forget! We’ve got everything you need right here, from cool Star Wars-themed pool items to Star Wars-themed food that’ll blow your guests away! The great thing is, you can cater this party to any age- because kids AND adults both love Star Wars.

Appetizers with a Twist

Go all out! Set the mood by playing the Star Wars sound track and begin the afternoon with some light snacks like this party favorite that’s got a Star Wars twist!

Star Wars TIE Striker Mini Hot Dogs

 

Yard Game Tournament

As your guests continue to arrive and get to know one another, warm everyone up with a tournament featuring any combination of these awesome Star Wars yard games: Kelsyus Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, and Spring Slam!

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce Ball Kelsyus Star Wars Bean Bag Toss Kelsyus Star Wars Spring Slam

Pool Time!

Allow your guests the opportunity to go in the pool (if they prefer) during the tournament. Whether your guests prefer to relax or play in the pool, kids and adults will have a blast with these Star Wars pool items!

The Oversized BB-8 Inflatable Float AND Millenium Falcon Ride-On are enjoyable for guests big or small (ages 5+)! Take some great, shareable pictures and enjoy some relaxation as you or your guests float around the pool.

Swimways Star Wars Oversized BB-8 Inflatable FloatSwimways Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ride-On

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the kids busy with the Lightsaber Dive Sticks, Dive Rings, and Light-Up Hydro Ball! Between swimming after the dive sticks/rings, the inevitable Lightsaber Dive Stick duels, and bouncing the ball across the water, they should stay quite preoccupied throughout the afternoon!

Swimways Star Wars Lightsaber Dive SticksSwimways Star Wars Dive Rings

 

Swimways Star Wars Light-Up Hydro Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars- Themed Dinner and Dessert

By now your guests should have worked up a good appetite! Keep the theme going by offering up Star Wars-themed party food favorites like this classic! You can find the recipe here: Death Star Pizza

Star Wars Death Star Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then for dessert you can plan something super simple like these clever Lightsaber popsicles! Creating these felt popsicle cozies even offers the added bonus of keeping fingers from freezing while eating this nostalgic snack!

Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles

 

 

Time for more fun?

Keep the party going with the Death Star Light-Up Beach Ball OR the XXL Light-UP Beach Ball! Hook up a pool volleyball net, pick teams and enjoy tossing the beach ball around as it lights up!

Swimways Star Wars Death Star Light-Up Beach BallSwimways Star Wars Death Star XXL Light-Up Beach Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there’s your complete guide to a Star Wars pool party your family and friends will LOVE!

 Star Wars May the 4th Facebook Giveaway

Be sure to enter our Star Wars May the 4th Facebook giveaway contest to win some of these awesome Star Wars pool items and get you started on your own Star Wars pool party! The winner will receive a BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float, Star Wars Light-up Beach Ball, and a set of Star Wars Lightsaber Dive Sticks! Head over to our official Facebook page to find out how to enter!

Please read the official rules before entering!