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5 Outdoor Dinner Party Ideas


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Barbecue Cookout
Serve up kabobs made with beef, chicken or salmon.
Serve up kabobs made with beef, chicken or salmon.
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A warm day can make you hungry for barbecue, so get out there and light up the grill!

The great thing about grilling outside is that you can use the grill to prepare your entire meal. Meat, vegetables, fruit and even dessert taste great cooked over an open fire. Share your hamburger recipe. Make kabobs with meat and vegetables. Bake a cobbler on the grill.

Give the day a picnic feel by using strategies that will also keep cleanup simple. A butcher paper "tablecloth" can be a no-fuss way to set the table, and children can color on it while they wait for their food. Disposable plates and cutlery will also help you "cheat" when cleaning up.


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