Host a Burger Bash

In honor of National Burger Month, here a few tips for creating the ultimate party for the best sandwich around

If you haven't gotten the memo yet, it's National Burger Month. Yes, as if May doesn't have enough festivities already, it's also a nationwide ode to our favorite summer fare. 

While burgers are great in our book all year round, they are widely celebrated in the warm-weather months when the grill is hot and the pool is refreshing. To kick off this monthlong celebration of such a beloved sandwich, make a summer holiday party (Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, etc.) into a burger bash.

Create a menu of different signature burgers and give them creative names like "The Crunchster" or "Bacon-Bombed," with signature drink pairings like a spiked milkshake or a fruity fizzled soda. Coordinate a Build-Your-Own bar for guests who are a little more hands-on.

For décor, go retro and make your party space look like a classic '50s burger joint with old signs, paper burger wrappers, a milkshake station, and throwback jukebox tunes.

As for dessert, make every choice a "burger." Sandwich assorted ice cream flavors between big cookies and pile them high with condiments, burger style — and do the same with s'mores, cookies, and brownies.

Heat up the grill, get a little condiment crazed, and you have yourself a good time!

For more ideas, head to our burger bash board on Pinterest.