Gear Up to Plan Your Father’s Day BBQ

altFather’s Day and Barbecues always seem to go hand in hand with each other.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare your patio for Father’s Day and for a Summer of outdoor entertaining too. Once you’ve got your patio spruced up and ready for the festivities, here are a few more ideas to help you plan a Father’s Day BBQ that almost any Dad is sure to love.
 
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Start the day off right, by first presenting Dad with this cool DIY BBQ Apron that’s been made especially for him. You can make one like this cool striped version or you could make one out of a more traditional white fabric and have the kids personalize it for him by imprinting their handprints on it, by using non-toxic fabric paints.

 
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Nothing says a Summer Father’s Day BBQ more than serving lemonade, so make sure everyone at the party stays refreshed and well-hydrated with any one of these yummy summertime Lemonade Refreshers.
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Keep the menu plan easy by preparing things like these simple and delicious Five-Minute Garlic Shrimp.

 
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This recipe can be easily adapted to grilling on the BBQ by simply threading the shrimp onto disposable wooden bamboo skewers or using metal kabob skewers and grilling them to perfection on the BBQ.
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But if Dad’s more of the carnivore type, you’re sure to find a burger that will satisfy his palate from these 20 Inventive Burger Recipes.

 
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Or how about these Tarragon Peach and Pork Kabobs now that we’re beginning to see fresh peaches at the grocery stores and in some of the Farmer’s Markets?

 
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And to round out the meal, but still stay with the theme of keeping things simple, this Chunky Pearl Tomato and Cucumber Salad is a healthy and delicious choice that’s always a winner.

 
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If you want to provide more than one side dish to your grilled entrees, this Simple Summer Salad is just perfect for accompanying almost anything you’ll be grilling for your BBQ.

 
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This sweet and classic Brownie recipe by Julia Child will wrap up the meal and make the perfect ending for your Father’s Day BBQ Celebration.