Last Minute BBQ

This backyard barbecue can be thrown together at the last minute, but still shows guests your thoughtful attention to detail. Citronella candles serve double duty, adding a warm glow while repelling mosquitos. A kid’s table complete with a strip of chalkboard paint and plenty of chalk allows parents to relax.

For decor, simply repurpose items you already have around the house. Old Coke bottles transform into take-home vases for guests to enjoy freshly picked buds long after the barbecue ends. An ironing table serves as a buffet, a wheel barrow holds iced beverages, and leftover fabric scraps add a consistent color story throughout. Your guests will never know you threw it together last night!

Design by Life Design Event Planning
Photography by Charity Maurer


Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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