We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite things to do in the summer is hang out in the back yard, watch the kiddies spray each other with the garden hose, and grill up some good eats. Whether your old school charcoal or all stainless steel and propane, we think we can all pretty much agree: the weather is warm, the sky is blue, the grass is cut, and it’s grill time, baby.
BBQ or Pig Roast Invite by bbinvitations. $2.25. The first thing you need for a successful bbq? Well, that would be meat, really. And a grill. But after that you need peeps to enjoy that meat (that you cooked on your grill). Whether you’re going hardcore with a pig roast or just throwing on some burgers, these invites will get your friends to where they need to be: your back yard. The colors and wording are completely customizable, and please-you need to check out the back of these awesometown postcards, which may be even better than the front. No matter what, these are a definite win, and your guests will be talking about them long after the beer and heartburn have worn off.
The Grill Guru Gourmet BBQ Blends by purposedesign. $16.25. Come on now. Just looking at these amazing rubs is making our mouths water. With killer spice combinations such as Memphis BBQ, Java Love, Southwest Chipotle, Tropical Citrus, Ancho Chili, Creole Shrimp, Tuscan Rub, and Cafe Pasilla Rub, you’ve beaten the Jones’ at the grilling game before the meat even hits the grate. Each rub is hand blended, and if they taste even a fraction as good as they look, you know you’re in for a treat. (And PS-the set totally comes with serving suggestions, so if you’re freaked out that you’ll somehow ruin things, no worries. You’re covered.)
25 Silverware Pouches by LeilaAndLace. $12.50. A truly memorable bbq needs to have style too, you know. We love the print of the fancy silverware in contrast to the rustic brown bag, and these adorable silverware pouches are an unexpected but absolutely perfect touch. Make sure your guests have everything they need, right on hand-fork, spoon, knife, napkin-so there’s no running back to the buffet table while your potato salad gets hot in the sun.
BBQ Chef Apron Vintage Gasoline by PointGraphicInk. $34. Don’t let the founder of the feast go unnoticed-or unprotected. This kickass full length apron will not only protect the head chef from spills, splatters, and spices, it will let everyone know without a word that things around this grill get hot, hot, hot! (In case the flames didn’t tip them off.) The worn vintage graphic is modern and yet retro, making this bbq apron a cut above all the rest.