summer bbq


with the summer nearing the end (today is our first day of school!), we decided to host a bbq with a few other families from our neighborhood.  we are blessed with awesome neighbors!  having something on the calendar is always good motivation for me to clean the house, and this time the backyard, too!  silas was my little workhorse this day.  he asked me to pay him $15 an hour.  we negotiated down to $3.

i went simple and summery with my decor:  a rainbow of bandanas for napkins, white plates, hydrangeas in mason jars, all on top of layered white table cloths.


we pulled a few pillows from our porch couch to soften up the fireplace since we were going to have a fire once the evening cooled down.


i set up a little drink station on our potting bench to make serving yourself easy.


and i’m still kicking myself for not taking any pictures during the gathering!  we had a great night, good food, and lots of fun!


  1. 1

    We do mason jars for our everyday glassware (got the idea from your blog). Love the crate you displayed them in here – I may have to go find one of my own!

  2. 2

    I really love your outdoor space! Looks like the perfect space for entertaining :).


  3. 3

    How fun that you neighborhoods get together. I also like to arrange get togethers that force me to clean my garden and house. Your backyard and the way you decorated looks very inviting. I’m sure it was a great event.

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    Lisa Wild says:

    Can you tell me where you bought that ice bucket? been looking for one and that is perfect! Thank you, Lisa

  5. 6

    Oh fun! What did you serve, may I ask? That space looks so inviting:) love your beverage set up too!

    • 7

      we provided lemon pepper drum sticks and tritip, and i had some veggies and dip as well as grilled zucchini with goat cheese. the guests all brought side dishes and drinks to share.

  6. 8

    I am absolutely in love with your multi level backyard! How gorgeous!!!

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