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To me, nothing screams summertime quite like a good barbecue, cookout or picnic. You know everyone else is thinking the same thing when you walk outside and smell charcoal and sizzling burgers. Barbecues are all about taking advantage of the warm weather to gather your friends and family outside for one the most basic acts of community and caring: breaking bread.

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Whether you’re planning a casual rehearsal dinner, engagement party or just trying to get some good grub on the table, the basics are the same. Ditch the fancy china and head outdoors — just don’t forget a sunhat and some bug spray!

A. Grab a blanket and pop a squat on the grass. We love this tablecloth for its summery berry pattern, but also because spilled barbecue sauce blends right in!

B. Ain’t nothin’ we love more than an adorable koozie! Keep your hands warm and dry while sporting your monogram.

C. Gingham basket liners are perfect for catching cole slaw drips and corralling hush puppies.

D. Leave the fancy ceramic berry baskets at home. These cute wooden baskets are ideal for passing around strawberries and blueberries.

E. No one wants a fly in their drink! These mason jar sippers keep a top on your drink while sporting a straw for easy hydration in between games of cornhole or frisbee.

F. Pull your hair back (and away from dripping barbecue sauce!) with this fabric headband.

G. A handy kitchen towel goes a long way for the grill master. We like the cheeky reminder on this option.

H. Versatile, biodegradable and fun-sized, these sporks are the only utensil you’ll need for baked beans and strawberry shortcake.

I. Dress up your outdoors a bit with sunny patterned bunting.

J. We know barbecues are finger-lickin’ good, but don’t forget the moist wipes for those extra sticky fingers. Find a site to customize them for extra fun.

K. Y’all know no gathering’s complete without a pie! Bring your mama’s best recipe in this fluted dish.

What are your summer barbecue essentials?

Looking for more Summer in the South? Check out our last post: A Day at the Lake.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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    Welcome back to our Ultimate Southern Mason Jar finalist series!

    All I have to say about this next entry is, who knew barbecue could be so cute?! Stylist Carlee Sizemore and photographer Leslie Kerrigan did such a great job with this cheery set-up. Read on for all of the details behind their barbeque bar concept!

    From Carlee + Leslie:

    “We loved the idea of setting up a Southern BBQ Bar and serving the ‘que in individual Mason jars. Whether you use the traditional pulled pork BBQ, chicken or beef brisket (we love Texas style BBQ, too!), we think guests will love being able to dress their barbeque with their choice of sauce. Including favorites such as Eastern North Carolina Vinegar based, Carolina Gold, Alabama White and plain ol’ barbeque sauce in various sized jars gives a nice, colorful look to the BBQ table (and who knows? maybe they’ll find their new favorite ‘que style). Throw some silverware in a jar wrapped in jute and you’re all set! I love the flexibility that a BBQ bar brings: it’s perfect for a catered rehearsal dinner or a backyard reception.”

    Thank you so much, ladies! Readers, if you love this concept, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to vote for more than one finalist!

    emily Written with love by Emily
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    1. avatar leah reply

      LOVE. And I shouldn’t be hungry for BBQ for breakfast, but now I am.

    2. avatar Ashley denton reply

      Love this! Such a cute idea!!!

    3. avatar Bess reply

      A really cute idea! Not only great for a southern wedding reception/rehearsal party but a great idea for a backyard party. I love the sterling or heavy plate flatware with the more casual theme. But I would not have enough sterling for a crowd and I would be counting it all night to make sure that someone did not put a piece in the trash or their pocket! It looks super though!

    4. avatar Marsha Mifsud reply

      Love this!! wonderful idea and wonderful images!!
      This southern girl loves it!!

    5. avatar Lauren reply

      This is a great idea! We do something similar with Indian food (start with the basics and add your own toppings), but here in Virginia, this BBQ would be a huge hit at any party!

    6. avatar mary reply

      Oh, this is fabulous!

    7. avatar Brantley Harrison reply

      This makes me want to get married again!! I LOVE it!!!

    8. avatar Lisa Davis reply

      Love it! Tres chic!!! Very clever and inviting – evokes lots of warm, fuzzy, homey feelings! Nice job!

    9. avatar Stephanie reply

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!

    10. avatar Lizzie Rice reply

      These pics make me hungryyyyyyyy! Love it!

    11. avatar Kay reply

      Ya’ll have such great ideas. Love it !

    12. avatar Courtney reply

      What a fantastic idea! So cute, love it!!

    13. avatar Carmen reply

      This is such a great idea and this is definitely something I would use at my reception!! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

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    Happy Fourth of July, ladies + gents! We hope you’re celebrating with your families, eating barbecue (whether you like it Memphis style, Western North Carolina style, or Eastern North Carolina style, like me!), diving into some red velvet cake and heading out for fireworks this evening. We’ll see you back here tomorrow with our regular posts!

    Red velvet treats via SweetCakes Bakeshop

    emily Written with love by Emily
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