Grab the family, invite the neighbors and fire up the grill. What better way to bring people together than a backyard BBQ?

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and we’ve got you covered! Check out our guide to throwing the ultimate backyard BBQ.

Getting The Look

Decorations and design is key to throwing a great barbeques. There’s lots of simple and easy ways to create decorations that add a little extra flare to your party.

Follow A Pumpkin and A Princess’ step-by-step guide to creating easy popsicle stick American flags. A way to get the kids to help decorate!

Jazz up your table with these awesome silverware holders from Craft Morning.

Or paint your lawn red, white, and blue with this tutorial from The Concrete Cottage.

Keep the party going after dark. Dig out those holiday twinkle lights you have in your basement and string them up along your fence to create a magical look. Plus, you can even string them around the outside of your Springfree Trampoline to keep jumping!

Check out these 10 ways to amp up your backyard with string lights from HGTV.

Planning The Food

Good food is a MUST at any barbeque. Follow these tips to take your food to the next level.

Stick to the BBQ classics. Burgers and hot dogs are an easy crowd pleaser and should satisfy even the pickiest eater. Add a twist and take them to the next level with toppings.

Try setting up a condiment bar! It’s a fun and easy way to let people mix and match their toppings. Check out this gorgeous condiment bar from Kara’s Party Ideas for inspiration.

Here’s a fun idea. Instead of using ice cubes, spice up your drinks by using frozen fruit. It’s tasty and it looks great too!

There is nothing worse at an outdoor party than trying to keep bugs out of your drinks. Mom4Real has the solution! Just turn a cupcake liner upside down, poke a hole in it, and viola!

Having Fun

No backyard BBQ is complete without some fun and games for the kids. Check out this list of 18 great ideas for DIY backyard games like water cup races and beanbag toss from Country Living.

A Springfree Trampoline can add a new whole level of fun to your party. Kids can jump, have a slam dunk contest or place a sprinkler underneath and cool off. Check out our list of 50 ways to use your Springfree Trampoline.

Now you’ve got everything you need to throw the ultimate backyard barbeque bash for the Fourth of July!

We want to hear from you! Share your party tips with us in the comments.

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