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Bridal Shower Ideas and More, Issue #010- Barbeque Theme Couples Shower
June 26, 2008

Barbeque Theme Couples Shower

A Barbeque Theme Couples Shower is a great idea for this time of year. Summer months, people just tend to gravitate to the outdoors. So, take advantage of the many natural settings in your area, whether it be the beach, the mountains, or your own backyard.

Start with your invitations. Choose a design that relates to your theme. Use a picture of a grill, hot dogs, or a picnic basket.

Location: an outdoor patio, deck or yard, is perfect for this relaxing theme. A local park or the beach are other options you may have.

Decorations: bold colors work well with this theme...royal blue, fire engine red, bright white, canary yellow, and grass green. Use a solid color or checked tablecloth, in any of these choices. Select your centerpiece and area decor, by what is in your surroundings. Put wildflowers in simple glass jars on the tables. If you're at the beach decorate with driftwood and shells.

Barbeque plates, napkins, and cups,
with a design, add to with your overall look. A bright colored cooler for drinks, a colorful ice bucket, bright chairs,...anything with color accents this theme.

Visors, sunglasses, and sunscreen, are just some suggestions for barbeque theme favors.
Again, these colorul items, add a fun look.

Barbeque Theme Food choices.
Snacks can include:
chips and dip
fruit slices

Main Meal
Hot dogs
Barbequed Chicken

Honey Mustard Sauce For Chicken
3/4 cup honey
1 cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon steak sauce
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
12 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
In a bowl, mix the honey, mustard, steak sauce, and mayonnaise. Put a small amount aside for basting. Dip chicken into the remaining sauce to coat.
Oil the grill grate, lightly. Grill chicken over indirect heat, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until juices run clear. Turn occasionally. Baste during the last ten minutes with the reserved sauce. Be carefully not to burn!
This makes 12 servings.

Side Dishes:
baked beans
cold salads
corn on the cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob
12 ears corn
3/4 cup butter, softened
salt and pepper to taste
Peel back husks and remove silk. Place 1 tablespoon butter on each piece of corn. Add salt and pepper. Close husks. Tightly wrap each ear of corn in aluminum foil. Put on the prepared grill. Cook about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until corn is tender.
Makes 12 servings.

Bottled water
Iced tea

Pineapple Iced Tea
9-2/3 cup water
17 tea bags
2-1/3 cups, plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 cup and 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup and 2 teaspoons sugar
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add tea bags; cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate overnight for the flavors to blend. Serve over ice.
Makes 12 servings

What's for Dessert?
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees ). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a bowl, combine butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs until well mixed. Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Layer with chocolate chips, then marshmallows. Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker mixture over the marshmallows. Press down with a spatula. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, until marshmallows are melted. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Makes 24 squares.

You may want to use bridal shower games.

Any type of music will fit this party. Choose songs the guests of honor like.

Your Barbeque Theme Couples Shower will be a fun easy-going time for all guests.

*** I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Bridal Shower Ideas and More.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me:

Trish Burrell is founder of Bridal Shower Ideas For You. Visit this informational site on all areas of bridal shower planning, at

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