Not Your Average Backyard BBQ

We threw my grandparents an anniversary party in celebration of 54 years of marriage! How awesome is that? I also needed an excuse to unveil a family cookbook I put together using this website. It was very easy and the price was good too!

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I knew I wanted the party to be casual, but just a little bit upgraded from your regular ole backyard BBQ. Enter: Pinterest.

FIrst and most importantly…the menu.

Nibblins:

Peanuts

Tortilla Rollups

Cold Corn Dip

Salsa

Caprese Salad Skewers

Fruit Kabobs

 

Main Dishes:

Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sliders

Nutty Slaw

Mary’s Mac and Cheese

Brown Sugar Bacon Beans

 

For Your Sweet Tooth:

Strawberry Ambrosia Cake

Praline Grahams

Cowboy Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Pecan Fudge

 

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Here are the menus.

You should be able to edit them from Word:

Click here for the menus —>anniversary party labels.

There’s also a label for the Sweet Tea, Lemonade, and Sangria!

I used this tutorial to make them!

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I framed the menus in old frames that I had spray painted gold.

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These beauties are the fruit kabobs! I used 2 green grapes, 1 piece of cantaloupe scooped out with a melon baller, one strawberry, and 2-3 blueberries. I then cut the top off of a small watermelon and stuck them in the top! Fancyyyyyy.

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I got a couple of cases of simple mason jars from Wal-Mart to use as drinking glasses and set them out in this old drawer. I used the pallet chalkboard I made here, too!

I repainted this old bar and used it on the patio for drinks.

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Fresh flowers are a must! I got a mixture of white and light green/yellow flowers to keep it simple.

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Don’t forget peanuts for munching!

I got some really cute, really cheap galvanized metal buckets from here. My favorite website ever!

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I made my sideboard a dessert buffet. YUM.

I also made the tissue paper tassels here and on the outside bar using this tutorial. Tedious, but totally worth it!

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Don’t forget about our photo backdrop outside! Tutorial here.

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Don’t forget your to-go cowboy cookies!

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