Last Updated on November 1, 2021
The sun’s out, everyone’s going to the beach, and cicadas sing songs come night time. You know what this means – it’s time for a BBQ party! Summers are the perfect time for grilling and good company. Maybe you even have your own fond memories of it.
BBQ events are versatile. You can throw one for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or just about any occasion you can think of. You can invite as many people as you want, too. Set up a simple grill outside with a cooler for drinks and watch as people magically show up!
How To Plan for the Ultimate BBQ Party
Whether you’re going for a small, intimate affair or you want to go big, here are several fun BBQ ideas:
Make sure you have the right grilling equipment. There’s the grill, of course. The tools of the trade, such as tongs, spatula, grilling fork, gloves, apron, aluminum foil, basting brush, etc.. Don’t forget oil, gas, or charcoal to power up the grill.
Get drinks for everyone. This is important, particularly if you plan on having kids over. Ensure no one is left out! There should be boozy drinks for your friends, non-alcoholic for non-drinkers, and cocktails for the ladies.
Keep them ice-cold in the cooler. No cooler? No problem! Clean your old wheelbarrow, throw in lots of ice, and display your drinks in old-fashioned form.
Create a spread with condiments, sauces, sides, and desserts. Meats may be the star of the show, but details matter, too. This is the best time to whip out Gramma Barb’s ‘special sauce’, or any family recipe that’s been waiting to shine.
Add fresh vegetables and fruits to the mix. This will give your BBQ party food more variety, making it appealing to folks with dietary restrictions. Think: grilled asparagus, watermelon salad, banana kebabs, and avocado popsicles. Yum!
Keep the table setting simple and easy to clean. A bright and cheery tablecloth, paper plates and cups, cutlery, and napkins are all you need. For décor, you can opt for fresh flowers, greenery, and fairy lights (for when the party continues after sundown).
Lastly, keep a first aid kit handy. There should also be a fire extinguisher, bug spray, and sunscreen nearby. You’ll be dealing with lots of fire, after all.
Red-Hot BBQ Invitation Templates
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Especially if this BBQ party is for a birthday or graduation, you’d want it go as smoothly as possible. So why not ask assistance from friends and family? Who knows, they probably have amazing ideas on how to make your BBQ the most unforgettable one yet.
To kick things off, pick any of these hot, printable BBQ invites and start customizing them today!
1. BBQ Party Flyer
CMYK, print-ready, and fully editable, this flyer from Creativeartx stands out with its orange-and-brown hues.
2. Summer BBQ Night Flyer Set
This BBQ invitation template by Graphicook can be printed as a flyer, posted on social media, or sent as an email attachment. Either way, it looks gorgeous.
3. Summer Barbecue Flyer
A black grill against a reddish orange background with palm trees – nothing spells summer grillin’ quite like this flamin’ design from Miaodrawing.
4. BBQ Party Poster Template
Promote your BBQ party in style with this multipurpose template by Polshindanil. Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW is recommended to fully work with all elements in the set.
5. BBQ Event Flyer
This printable BBQ invite will definitely make mouths water. After all, there’s already meat on the cover.
6. BBQ Party Flyer Poster
BrandPacks gives you this versatile flyer template with 2 different designs. Use it for your community potluck party, company outing, or private grill dinner.
7. BBQ Party Invitation
Cute, fun, and simple, this BBQ invitation by Aqrstudio is what your backyard banquet needs.
8. Barbecue Garden Party Flyer
Having a cook off? Announce it in style with this straightforward design by JeksonJS. Includes 8 formats that are fully editable and print-ready.
9. Barbecue Party Flyer
Tell guests to live and eat well – at none other than your upcoming BBQ event! This retro-themed invite should do the trick.
10. BBQ Party
Having hotdogs for your party? Make them the star of the show in this cute, cartoonish flyer by UIcreativenet.
11. BBQ Party
Get people excited about your barbecue using this editable invitation template that says it all. Nothing like food, fire, and fireworks in nature to really bring out the best in summer!
12. BBQ Party
What’s flamin’ hot and ready to be served? The food at your BBQ fest this weekend, of course.
13. BBQ Party
A fiery red-hot grill against charcoal black background. Begin your summer celebrations using this simple but elegant invite.
14. Retro Barbeque Party Flyers
Is your restaurant having a weekend BBQ fest? Or maybe you just want to gather folks in your neighborhood? This invitation template by me55enjah works great for either occasion.
15. Barbecue Bar Flyer
This hot and fresh BBQ flyer is perfect for bars, restos, or even individuals who want to throw a little Texas-themed grill party during hot, summer months.
16. BBQ Event Party Flyer
Tell guests to come hungry because you’re supplying the meat for this awesome BBQ brunch. Guuver is simply providing the invites.
17. Summer BBQ Poster Template
Red, black, and sizzling hot – that’s what this fully editable BBQ invitation is all about!
18. Barbeque Flyer MR
This high-quality professional template from Rometheme is suitable as promotional material for bars or restaurants during their regular BBQ events.
19. Barbeque Party Flyer
Clean, elegant, and fun, this BBQ invitation by Vynetta includes well-organized layers, CMYK colors, and is available in 300 DPI.
20. BBQ Party Flyer Set
Make your invitations smokin’ hot using this easy-to-customize flyer design brought to you by The Good Store.
21. BBQ Event Flyer
Gumico Studio invites you and your guests to take out your grilling forks for a day (or night!) of good fun, good food, and good company. See this flyer for more details.
22. Bbq Party Flyer
Lilyshop presents this simple yet subtly edgy party flyer that will have everybody flocking over.
23. BBQ Summer Flyer
This easy and well-organized template makes your party, festival, or private affair a truly sizzling topic.
24. BBQ Flyer Template
Promote your bar, restaurant, or grill place using Hotpin’s modern PSD flyer template that comes with guides for easy use and customization.
25. BBQ Party Flyer V1352
With classic lettering and a stone-grilled appearance, Template Shop’s flyer format is perfect for promoting not only events, but also venues.
26. Pig Roast Event Flyer
Hosting a hog fest? Get guests excited and queuing before the sun is up using this hot and sizzling event flyer from Muhamad Iqbal Hidayat.
27. Barbecue Party Flyer Template
In meat we trust – as well as in this vintage flyer/poster from Vasya Kobelev.
28. BBQ Holiday Summer Invitation
A blend of classic and modern design is sure to please guests when announcing your event with this invitation template from Madhabi Studio’s.
29. BBQ Flyer/Poster
Clean, clear artwork combines with classic lettering in this BrandPacks design that is great for summer barbecues, cookouts, and other similar events.
30. BBQ Party Flyer 2
If you’re a big fan of retro-style prints, especially those from the 80s, you will surely love this simple and easy-to-use template from The Good Store.
31. BBQ Party Flyer
Promote a classic-themed cookout, party, or a new barbecue venue using this loud, rough, and tough template from Muhamad Iqbal Hidayat.
32. Wedding/Engagement BBQ Invitation
If your family has loved going to barbecues and made a tradition of it, expand the custom using this elegant yet quirky BBQ wedding template.
33. Birthday Steak BBQ Invitation
Add a special touch to your BBQ birthday using this special template from 1baranov.