Ruff Draft: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Birthday Party

Smokin' hot birthday printable decor

Smokin' hot birthday printable decor

Today we are showing you a perfect summer themed adult birthday party that I recently threw for local friends of mine.  The theme:  Smokin’ Hot Birthdays, in honor of two friends of mine – Ali & Bill (who share birthdays a few days a part). We had a neighborhood party and everyone pulled out their smoker’s for some Smokin’ Hot BBQ.  The girls and I created some simple party ideas I think you will love including!

Some of our favorite printables used in this party:
– Boxed Red Hot candy wraps
– Hot sauce wraps
– Match box wraps
– Flames for stacked logs
– Photo banner with burt edges

Smokin' hot birthday partyWe lined the table with red & white checked table cloth and strung a banner of black & white photos of the birthday boy & girl.  We also burned the edges of the photos with matches to give that Smokin’ Hot effect.  We set out real lanterns along with bottles that had printable flames coming out of them.  We displayed a DIY marshmallow roaster we created from our Rustic Glam NYE party – roasting marshmallows went right along with this Smokin’ Hot BBQ theme!

Desserts for smokin hot birthday party

Get more summer party ideas from these  posts:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
4th of July Summer Party Ideas
Beach Birthday 40th Surprise Party  
– Mason Jar Party Ideas

We decorated a store bought cake with home-made chocolate covered strawberries, Printable cake toppers, and of course old photos of the birthday boy & girl. Here are the Smokin’ Hot honorees now!  (I would say Bill & Ali are just as hot as they ever were) lol

The birthday honorees

We made chocolate dipped strawberries and blackberries, since we are in prime berry season right now – yum!

Chocolate covered strawberries for summer party

We also had salted caramel brownies to share on the table – these were soooo good!

smoking hot desserts

We of course had to have a beer tasting for the boys (and girls) to go along with our Smokin’ Hot Birthday Bash! Beer Tasting Board!

Beer tasting at bbq party

Beer tasting

Later in the evening we played more games and had birthday cake!

Birthday cake

And a little late-night karaoke! (Sorry neighbors – yikes!!)

Karaoke timeHere are some more of my favorite pics from the night:

Girls having fun

Love these girls – what a fabulous group of friends!

A toast to the birthday girl

Nicole & Laura created personalized cups for all the girls to take home!  So cute!!!!

Personalized mason jar cups

A HUGE thank you to Randy & Holly for hosting everyone on their brand new deck!  It was the perfect setting for an amazing night of fun filled memories!

party hosts

What summer themes are you doing this year?  We would love to hear!

Stay tuned for our Smokin Hot BBQ Birthday Printables to be listed in the shop soon.