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MamaResources: Backyard Entertaining 101

Looking for some fun this summer? Look no further than your backyard. With the warm weather, it’s time to fire up the grill and dust off the patio furniture. Get out the hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob. Here are a few resources to help you enjoy great food, plenty of laughs and awesome backyard entertainment with the ones you love… Enjoy!

Backyard Entertainment Tips and Ideas:

Checklists galore! From Summer Party Decorating to the Perfect Picnic…this site has you covered!

A backyard party is one of the simplest and cheapest gatherings to plan. Check out this site for step-by-step tips for throwing your shindig.

Make your backyard party the talk of the town! From advice to recipes, this “How-To” site will give you instructions for everything!

Good Housekeeping has an awesome summer entertaining guide that will help you with your next outdoor gathering… wondering how to clean up the dusty patio furniture? Looking for the best insect repellents? Potluck Protocol? Look no further!

Set the stage, plan some activities, master your menu, and more! This site will help you with your next summer barbeque… great ideas!

Menu Ideas:

Scroll down past the picture of the hot dog… great ideas for using seasonal fruit and vegetables. Also, some awesome recipes for breaking out your grill!

This menu has some awesome ideas! But check the right-hand side of the page for other impressive spreads.

Get some great backyard BBQ ideas… and learn to create your own unique menu!

Planning a potluck for your backyard bash? Some great recipes and tips for your picnic…

Grilling Tips:

Fire up the grill! This site is the GO TO place for any questions and concerns you have before grilling for your guests.

Tips and tricks for grilling your grub. Marinating advice, tools to use, Q & A…it’s all here!

The top ten tips for successful grilling… from “Keep it Clean” to “Grease your Grates” and more!

Backyard Activities:

This site is packed with great gardening ideas, backyard projects and outdoor adventures… for your kids or the whole family!

Plenty of projects to get your kids out into the fresh air and bring the whole family together.

Make your backyard the hottest destination for your kids with these activities and games. Hours of summer fun!

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