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Let’s Have An I Do BBQ

Updated: 3 days ago

I know. How cute is this idea? I love it so much. The first time I heard about an I Do BBQ was for my cousin’s engagement shower. I thought, “OMG!! How cute!!” and I have been so excited by this idea ever since. I mean, let’s be real. Planning a wedding is already expensive. It is nice to have a wedding trend that can be executed relatively cheap. Where was the rustic trend when I got married? Oh well, at least I can live vicariously through all the other brides.


Ready to celebrate your wedding. Grab these ideas for an I Do BBQ ideas for your next engagement party or bridal shower. #perfectlypastry #minipies #engagementparty #bridalparty #idobbq


So you may be thinking to yourself, “wait, what is an I Do BBQ.” Well, that is simple. It is an engagement party or bridal shower that is themed around a BBQ. This type of theme allows for so many variations and so many budgets. Plus, it’s a great reason to get outdoors and enjoys some friends and great weather.


Another great thing about an I Do BBQ is that you can host it almost at any time of the year. I mean when you get engaged, let’s be real, you are chopping at the bit to start planning and celebrating. Having an I Do BBQ, allows you to get the excitement started.


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Decoration Ideas


I have always said and probably will always say that Pinterest is probably the best place to go to plan anything. I love Pinterest and use it for all my party planning ideas. So, I would suggest you get a Pinterest account for all your wedding planning, but you can at least start with some really cute ideas for decorations for your I Do BBQ that we have saved here to this board.


Decorations for an I Do BBQ are pretty simple. You start by thinking about the things you would need for a BBQ. Here are just a few items to use for decorations at an I Do BBQ.


  • Mason Jars

  • Twine

  • Burlap

  • Plaid

  • Tin Pans

  • Plaid ribbons

  • Sunflowers

  • Baby’s breath

  • Watermelons

  • Pallets

  • Handkerchiefs

  • Strawberries

  • Lemons

I mean really the options are endless. Seriously, if you haven’t created your Pinterest account, you should really do that after you read this article.



Game Ideas


Whenever people go to engagement parties and bridal showers, there are usually games, and most of them are your typical cheesy games. The nice thing about an I Do BBQ is that you can have a mix of cheesy games (I love cheesy games!!!) and some fun outdoor games. You also, can have a party that is fun for men, women, adults, and children. Check out some of these game ideas for your next I Do BBQ.


  • Three-legged race

  • Ring toss

  • Bags

  • Horseshoes

  • Pickleball

  • Volleyball

Ok, so pretty much any outdoor activity can be turned into a game for your I Do BBQ. I love making challenges for people so I would probably have like a water balloon fight or water gunfight but to each his own.



Food Ideas


Ok, food will probably be the easiest party of your I Do BBQ. The options are endless. They can range from something as cheap as a hot dog bar with chips or something more complex with smoked meats and the fixin’s. Here are just a few different ideas for your food.


  • Hot Dogs

  • Hot Dog bar

  • Hamburgers

  • Potato Salad

  • Pasta Salad

  • Cole Slaw

  • Chips

  • Ribs

  • Brisket

  • Pulled Pork

  • Smoked Chicken

  • Baked Beans

  • Corn on the cob

  • Watermelon

  • Berries

  • Lemonade

  • Tea

Pretty much anything you would make in your backyard. How great is that? I have never loved an idea so much.


Get ideas for your I do BBQ with these great ideas. There are many ideas to use for your plans.

Dessert Ideas


And now onto the most important part of any party…. the dessert menu!! I love dessert. I think it is probably my favorite part of any party. There are many different dessert ideas available for an I Do BBQ. Check out some of these ideas:

  • Strawberry Shortcake

  • Smores

  • Pies

  • Fruit

  • Ice cream

  • Ice cream sandwiches

  • Milk Shakes



What is more traditional backyard BBQ than yummy delicious pies? They are the perfect dessert for any party. Here at Perfectly Pastry, we make some delicious pies, both cream and fruit-filled, but that is not the best part. Anyone can have the same ol’ pies, but we add a cute twist to ours. Impress your guests at your I Do BBQ with these cute little mini pies. That is right. They are full pies with crusts and tops but are the perfect bite-size for all your guests.



I Do BBQ ideas for an engagement party or for a bridal shower. Read these great ideas.


If you plan on hosting an I Do BBQ; then I suggest you go here to look at our different mini pie options and either have them shipped directly to your house for the party, or if you are local, then plan to pick them up. Either way, you are going to want these adorable pies to be part of your I Do BBQ.



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