Throw a BBQWith the warmer weather of summer comes outdoor living and BBQ season! I am the big entertainer of my family so I am constantly having to stock up on party essentials. And where do I head when the weather starts to warm up? Dollar Tree, of course! I get everything from disposable tableware and condiments to sunscreen and bug spray. Dollar Tree is always the first place I go to for stocking up on my backyard entertaining items, plus I get everything at an affordable $1 (or less!) price. Want to know how I do it? Well check out 6 of my helpful and handy tips for throwing a successful BBQ. They will be useful all summer long!

  1. Sun Protection StationThrow a BBQ

When the weather warms up and we start spending more time outside, we need to be mindful to protect ourselves from the sun. Backyard BBQs are one of those times when my family and I completely forget about sunscreen, which is why I have come up with this handy sun protection station. Perfect to use for your next BBQ party, fill a container with items for sun protection. A sectioned caddy is perfect for providing your friends and family with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and aloe if needed!

  1. Protect Your Drinks!Throw a BBQ

Ever find yourself envisioning a nice BBQ on a warm sunny day with friends, then go to sip your drink only to find a fly has decided to make it his own personal swimming pool? YUCK! Say goodbye to flies and other insects and dirt in your drinks and use cupcake liners to cover your beverages. Simply use a hole punch, insert your straw, and enjoy.

  1. Label Your CondimentsThrow a BBQ

Have you ever attended a BBQ and not known what condiments were what because they weren’t labeled? Me too! Instead, fill $1 ramekins from Dollar Tree with various BBQ condiments and toppings for easy clean up, labeling each one. Dollar Tree even sells condiments, so you can make one stop and your condiments are covered!

  1. Grab & Go TablewareThrow a BBQ

When we throw BBQs, we have a ton of food. The only issue then becomes space for where to put it all! Therefore, this year I decided to organize and condense by tableware by filling sectioned containers from Dollar Tree with napkins, cutlery, drinkware, and plates. Easy to refill and carry from your kitchen to the backyard, keep this caddy stocked and ready in your pantry!

  1. Put a Twist on Ice CubesThrow a BBQ

Looking to add an extra pop of color to your water pitcher at your next BBQ? Using an ice cube tray from Dollar Tree, add fruits and herbs to your ice cubes for a refreshing flavor twist to your drinks, therefore adding, a beautifully bright and summery touch!

  1. DIY Glass Jar LuminariesThrow a BBQ

Keep the party going into the night by making your own glass jar luminaries using Dollar Tree’s vases or glass canning jars, lemons, limes, rosemary, and floating candles. Fresh and inspired by nature, this is the perfect touch to your outdoor dining space.

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