Hi everyone. My FH and I are trying to figure out how to plan a BBQ reception at our home? And also has anyone ever planned one if so what ideas of food,drinks did you provide for your guests. Thanks again for any suggestions.

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May 24, 2009 at 5:33 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We're having bbq for our food at our reception, but it might be a little different because we're having ours catered. We're doing pulled pork and grilled chicken with sauces, rolls/buns, a salad, baked beans, and a casserole that's specific to the joint (but two hot sides and one cold). We're doing iced tea and pop/water for our drinks. I'm not sure if you mean like pulled pork bbq or if you mean hamburgers/hotdogs bbq, but I can imagine you'll be fine. I'd offer two different types of meats (or maybe three if you can afford to - hamburgers, hotdogs, and grilled chicken) and lots of sides. Pasta salad, potato salad, lettuce salad, baked beans, you're choices for sides are endless.

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May 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
You COULD do a potluck BBQ. You take care of the meat and potatoes and of course the cake and see what everyone else brings. They could bring fruits, veggies, salads, and other deserts. If you are worried what they might bring, just tell them to let you know what they are bringing so you can "make sure no one else brings it". (or just so they don't bring something you don't like)

Roasting a pig the day before is what our church does for our BBQ for 400 members. Chicken is a good idea. What about grilling asparagus dripping with olive oil and italian seasonings? It is really up to you.

Have fun and good luck

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May 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We plan on having a BBQ as well. We rented a big BBQ from Parties to Go. It was only around $40 I think. I also bought some cute white metal barrels from Target to put sodas in. We were thinking hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken. Maybe some kebobs or something for the vegetarians, or BocaBurgers. Then like someone else said, macaroni salad, potato salad, fruit salad, etc. The potluck idea is really good too! We don't plan on having alcohol at our reception, just sodas, water, iced tea, lemonade...Good luck! Oh and if you do have a BBQ, make sure you have a few friends or fam willing to take shifts to do the cooking. We are having our dad's and brothers all take a turn, so it's not just one person doing all the work. :)

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May 26, 2009 at 10:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are also having a bbq reception at my parents house. What we decided to do to save money is have a local BBQ place bring in the meat we're having Brisket, pork ribs, and BBQ chicken. So we'll be having a caterer only bring the meat and my mom, FMIL, FSIL/MOH, my grandma and aunts are making all the sides and stuff, like potato salad, mac&cheese(FH personal request), and some other things... my mom is even making the cupcakes for our tower and our cutting cake. We're only having around 50 ppl so we're just doing a double sided buffet table. Hopes this helps this is probably the part of the wedding that is getting the most attention ....we love food:)

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May 26, 2009 at 10:56 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Oh i forgot one of my favorite parts,.... the drinks.....since the wedding is in the middle of summer our signature drink is tequilla sunrises and we're also going to have a vodka spiked lemonade...mmmmm and regular lemonade for those who don't drink.. Good luck!!

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May 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are doing a BBQ reception and we just had a BBQ engagement party and it was wonderful. for the engagement party we ordered a pig from a local store for $175 and fed all 60ppl with plenty left over. We had potato salad, baked beans, veggie tray and fruit tray with dips, pasta salad, cole slaw, and several other things I cant remember but everything was great and people loved the relaxed environment.

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May 26, 2009 at 12:21 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are doing a BBQ as well. We are having Shishkabobs (haha spelling please...). We will have some steak, some chicken, some vegi and some fruit, and then hot dogs for the little ones. We are going to then just have lots of different salads, like potato, macaroni, etc. Chips, dip. Just go to Costco and price stuff. Also a good idea...If you are not having a bar tender and are just providing the toasting wine yourselves. Go to Trader Joe's, they have really good wine for $3 per bottle and you get 10% off if you buy a case! Phenomenal deal!

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May 26, 2009 at 2:57 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Our ceremony and reception are being held at a county park. We're doing a backyard BBQ theme for our reception - well, for the food at least. Burgers, chicken, steak, cold salads - potato, pasta, garden salad. I thought about changing the menu when I bought my dress - it's a helluva lot more formal than a BBQ, but decided to stick with the original idea.

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May 26, 2009 at 3:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You might price around on restaurants that cater... some places are pretty reasonable, then no one in your family or guest list has to worry about cooking...The places I've looked at grill on location...
You can get burgers/dogs/sausage for around $5-6 per person and they usually bring tea &/Or lemonaid & I think a side or two. Brisket & Pulled pork runs around $8-9 per person with 2 sides tea & lemonaid...

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May 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My FH and I are also having BBQ Catered. We went with Lazy Bones BBQ in Roseville. He is very resonable and the food is fantastic!!!
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