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Father’s Day Barbecue Blast-off

by Susan Hamersky, California Concierge LLC

Quick Tips & How-to’s for Father’s Day Barbecue Fun


Colorful tablecloths and easy centerpieces can be just the start of your décor.  Don’t forget about how things shape up after dark:

Light the Night

Planters coated with glow-in-the-dark paint magically “turn on” by themselves.  Smaller pots would work just as well for table-tops.

Highlight Areas

Use Rope lighting to line the patio or planter areas.


Jewel-ize the Fire Pit 

Toss in rainbow crystals; each application lasts 30 minutes.  A 1lb. container has 20-30 applications, and, at $14.95 for a two pack, these make party-time a pretty time.



Whether your Father’s Day barbecue includes kids…or only adult-size “kids”…these ideas will be a hit with everyone:

Kick Ball Croquet

With pool noodles, folks of any age can play together.  Get directions here.

Night-time Ring Toss
Use glow necklaces and bracelets for fun-after-the-sun-goes-down.

Of course, the king at any barbecue is the food itself.  Help yourself to these handy hints:



If you’re struggling for fridge space, or need to cool your drinks quickly, fill tubs or buckets with layers of salt and ice, then add cold water. The salt lowers the temperature and gets drinks icy-cold in no time.

Burger-topping Station  

If you’re serving burgers, up the ante with a topping station. Beyond the staples of ketchup and mayo, include a whole assortment of mustards, cheeses, crumbled bacon, guacamole, jalapenos, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce and salsa.


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