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Summer is almost here, and I can’t tell you how excited I am! One of our favorite things to do as a family is to have friends and family over for a good cookout and enjoy the family swimming pool while listening to our favorite music.
If you want to have the perfect summer grilling party, here’s what we do to make it fun and memorable!
How To Have The Perfect Summer Grilling Party
Break out the Music
Do you ever hear a song on the radio that brings back a special memory, makes you feel happy, calm, or gets you pumped up? When we have a summer grilling party, we want it to be something memorable for everyone. The kids don’t always like some of our country songs, but then again we don’t always like their hip hop. Either way, music brings out the best in all of us. In fact, music is actually beneficial to our overall well-being.
Plan Some Games
Games are always a party must! What is a party without some 3-legged races, corn hole, or ring toss. We love games. But we try to stick to games that people can wander over to whenever they want rather than trying to get the whole group involved. Although, relay races with a twist are always a fun way to get everyone involved.
Go All Out on the Food
If you want to have the perfect summer grilling party, there are a few food essentials you just have to have. We like to provide lots of options because you never know what someone will want. But, our essentials include: steak, hotdogs, sausage links, hamburgers, pasta salad, watermelon, corn on the cob and my famous homemade pineapple salsa! (I’m sharing my recipe at the ends of this post).
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My kids love hotdogs and sausage links every time we have a cookout so I make sure we buy the Ball Park® Hot Dogs and the Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage Links. I like that Ball Park® Hot Dogs are made of 100% beef and contain no by-products, fillers or artificial colors or flavors. The Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage Links are made with 100% premium pork and/or premium beef as well. I’m picky with what I feed my family and we’ve always loved these brands of hotdogs and sausage links.
They’re perfect with grilled Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns and then topped with my pineapple salsa!
Save Time and Money at Walmart
Now throwing a perfect summer cookout party doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time and money. I find everything I need for our party right at Walmart! From food to party supplies and games, I get them all right at my Walmart store.
I love the Walmart store closest to our house because even though it’s huge, I know where to find all the stuff I need and they’re always at reasonable prices!
To save time serving food and cleaning up after the party, I use disposable utensils and plates like Chinet® Classic White™ dinner plates. They’re premium disposable plates that are strong to serve the heaviest meals in style! So, if you want to save some time and money, I would suggest writing up your list and heading over to Walmart to make your perfect summer cookout party happen.
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Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Now, here’s my recipe for quick and easy pineapple salsa that’s great to pile onto grilled hotdogs and meats, for corn chips or even as topping on salads! They’re deliciously fresh and vibrant and will definitely add a wow factor to your next summer grilling party!Print
Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe
This quick and easy pineapple salsa is deliciously fresh, vibrant, and is perfect for piling onto grilled hotdogs and meats, for corn chips or even as topping on salads!
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
½ cup diced red pepper
½ cup diced orange pepper
½ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup diced Vidalia (sweet) onion
3 tablespoons finely diced serrano pepper, stemmed and seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 1 lime, large
salt to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Stir until well combined
- Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving
How do you spend time with friends and family during the summer? I would love to know if you have any other ideas for fun times and summer cookouts in the comments below!