Planning & Easy Entertaining:
BBQ Party Ideas:
Host a Texan Style BBQ Party
Like the old
saying goes, "Everything is big in Texas", and the Texan
BBQ Party is no exception. But you don't have to go all the way to
Texas to get a piece of the action. Stay right where you are - we've
got swash-buckin' ideas for a Texan BBQ Party.
Set the backdrop
A Texan BBQ Party
will be a fun and memorable experience for you and your guests. To
get into the swing of aTexan-style party, forget the fancy flatw are
and get to the down-home approach. Set the stage for a Texan mood in
Start with a dress
code of faded blue jeans or head-to-spur fringe to keep the guests in
a Texan frame of mind. Create desperado decor by turning your
backyard into tumbleweed-strewn dust bowl with straw on your deck or
patio and hay bales for guests to sit. Cast-iron cookware, dinner
bell, cowboy boots, saddles, horseshoes, bedrolls, wagon wheels,
dried chilli pepper, rope, Texas flag are just a few ideas to create
the right atmosphere. County toe-tapping music by Texas born country
artists will make it authentic.
Deck your tables
with a red checked or denim tablecloth. For napkins, use some
colorful bandanas tied with rope, or pin a sheriff's star badge to
each one. Add decorative centerpieces of clay pots with cactus, or
hide a pot in an old pair of cowboy boots and fill the pot with flowers.
A Texan's mouth
waters like the Colorado River for a slab of spareribs or a hunk of
corn bread. For adventurous guests, the food gets spiced up with
mouth-watering varieties of special hot sauce. Add tortilla chips and
funky salt and peppershakers. If possible keep the drinks in
old-styled galvanized washtub filled with ice.
Mix and Mingle
Guests may be
unknown to each other so bring in the fun and break the ice with a
dance lesson. Invite guests on the floor barefoot or with cowboy
boots for a line dancing class. Show 'em the Texas-Two -Step.
'em" is a fast and funny game of 2-10 people. The objective is
to finish with the best poker hand and win the pot.
squirt-gun-showdown. Set a lit candle or an empty soda can and get
your guests to shoot to see who can knock out the flame or the can first.
sundown rolls around doesn't mean fun has to end. Set up a campfire,
just like the legendary Texas cowboys do, and invite someone to strum
a song on the six string to put the perfect cap on your Texan BBQ party.
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