5 Fun Ideas for Summer Grilling Parties

Entertaining ideas for summertime fun by the grill

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5 Fun Summer Entertaining Ideas

Summer grilling is here, with the Fourth of July fast approaching, and now that longer days have arrived, there’s so much one can do in the great outdoors. Whether you’re hosting for family or a crowd, these easy-to-create ideas from Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Malinda Monterrosa will have you on the right track for success.

5 Fun Ideas for Summer Grilling Parties

Make centerpieces edible. Line flower pots with hummus or herb dip, then fill with flowering herbs, crudités, and edible flowers. They become décor, appetizers, and conversation pieces all in one!

Think seasonal. There are so many fruits and vegetables that can be made into refreshing and savory dishes, like Peach BBQ Sauce or grilled watermelon salad with French feta.

Use every part of those seasonal ingredients! Peeled a peach for your sauce? Use the peels by cooking them with sugar and water to create peach simple syrup for cocktails.

Instead of buying new party goods, repurpose items from your home. Mason jars make great flower vases, interesting glassware for drinks, or handy containers for your mise en place.


Yard games always equal entertainment. Corn hole, giant Jenga, and horseshoes are all games that allow your guests to partake in some competitive fun.