Colorful Summer BBQ Party!

Colorful Summer BBQ Party Inspiration + Photos!

Summer party season is in full effect and that includes cute SUMMER BBQs! I love this COLORFUL + POLKA DOTTED BBQ from Flavia Bonfadini of Fete a Fete! I love how she brought the indoors out by using a few indoor house items to create a fabulously festive summer BBQ with touches of modern flair. My favorite part? The “caipirinha” bar (or caipifruta station) where guests could mix their own drinks. Caipirinha is a typical Brazilian drink made with only a few ingredients but with endless possibilities of flavors. How fun? Sit back and enjoy these summer BBQ photos + get the full party details below…

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How simple + cute are the dry rub + marinade favors? What a fun + festive summer party favor idea! Flavia was kind enough to share lots of party details so if you’re hosting a summer BBQ, read through these for all the tips + inspiration…

“The colors, the sounds and the smells of summer inspired me to create this party décor. I wanted something simple, casual and inviting, but also festive and with a mod flair.I brought the indoors out by utilizing some colorful household furniture and paired it with white serving pieces and other rustic elements.

I kept the food to a few basic and classic grilling staples and “dressed” them in a bit more exciting way: the grilled corn on the cob gained a drizzle of cilantro-lime butter, a seasonal grilled salad was sprinkled with grilled polenta “croutons” and the plank-smoked chicken skewers got a nice coat of a homemade smokey barbecue dry rub. For dessert, 4 different flavors of refreshing fruit sorbet to choose from – mango, raspberry, lemon and blood orange. We also had ripe watermelon served on popsicle sticks – a whimsical and practical way to serve them up that was a big hit among the kids.

We also had a “caipirinha” bar (or caipifruta station) where guests could mix their own drinks. Caipirinha is a typical Brazilian drink made with only a few ingredients but with endless possibilities of flavors. I cut fresh mangoes, kiwifruits, limes, lemons, raspberries and lychees and arranged them in separate matching-color bowls, along with demerara sugar and crushed ice. I like to make my caipirinhas with raw sugar, since it gives the drink a more complex and sophisticated depth of flavor. Besides cachaça, which is the traditional liquor used to make this drink, I also had available bottles of sake, rum, vodka and tequila, so guests could use the fruit-liquor combination of their choice.

Using baker’s twine, I tied together a mesquite grill plank and a metal tin containing my homemade dry rub so guests could replicate the main dish at home.” – Flavia of  | Fete a Fete

CREDITS: Concept & Styling: Flavia Bonfadini, Fete a Fete | Photography: Flavia Bonfadini, Fete a Fete | Printables Designer: Flavia Bonfadini – Fete a Fete Etsy

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  1. 1

    I love this it is well done and I love the banner that was done out of clothespins!

  2. 2

    Love it all! Especially the ants!

  3. 3

    Thank you for the feature, Courtney! I did a blog post with more details on this party, where I also offer a free printable in case your readers are interested:

    http://fete-a-fete.blogspot.com/2013/06/summer-bbq-party.html

    Have a happy weekend,
    Flavia
    http://www.feteus.etsy.com
    http://www.facebook.com/feteus

  4. 4

    The whole thing is so cute! I love the watermelon pops. What a fun idea!

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