Summer BBQ Party Ideas for Kids

Summer BBQ Ideas for KidsSummer never feels long enough, does it? With Labor Day approaching and the beginning of school right around the corner, now is the perfect time to throw that big end of season summer barbecue.

We have put together a list of delicious and fun kid friendly recipes along with fun game and party ideas to make your barbecue a hit.

All of the recipes below are easy for little hands to hold and most can be cooked up on the grill or easily prepared in the kitchen. We included some classics as well as some new recipes to try.

The games that we chose are easy to put together and most of them can be set up with items you probably already have laying around the house. All of them are family friendly and can be enjoyed by adults and  kids of all ages

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FOOD

Hot Dogs on a Stick

A super easy kid favorite!

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Hot Dog on a Stick

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Get the recipe here for Hot Dogs on a Stick

Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese

A bbq staple, the kids will never know this is made with yellow squash!

BBW Party Ideas for Kids-Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese

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Get the recipe here for Hidden Veggie Mac and Cheese

Mini Ranch Burgers

These burgers are easy for little hands and can be easily thrown on the grill!

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Mini Ranch Burgers

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Get the recipe here for Mini Ranch Burgers

 Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs

A super simple and delicious way to get you kids to enjoy the last of the fresh summer fruit.

Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs 

Kid Friendly Coleslaw

This basic mostly raw side dish is a summer essential that kids love!

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Kid Friendly Coleslaw

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Get the recipe here for Kid Friendly Coleslaw

Grilled Key Lime Chicken

A fun take on traditional bbq chicken.

Grilled Key Lime Chicken Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Grilled Key Lime Chicken

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

The perfect bbq side dish. Plus, what child DOESN’T love bacon?!

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

A delicious way to switch up any bbq and get you kids to enjoy some seafood.

Pesto Grilled Shrimp Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Baked Beans

You will never get the secret to these beans….Grape Jelly!

Secret Ingredient Baked Beans

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Get the recipe here for Baked Beans

Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts

A healthy and fun take on the traditional s’mores.

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts

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Get the recipe here for Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts

Black Bean And Corn Pasta Salad

A quick and simple side dish loaded with veggies.

Black Bean & Corn Pasta Salad. Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Black Bean & Corn Pasta Salad

Berry Lemonade

A fun and refreshing drink for adults and kids alike.

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Berry Lemonade

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Get the recipe here for Berry Lemonade

Yummy Grilled Zucchini

Kids will love these delicious “fry” shapes veggies!

Yummy Grilled Zucchini Recipe

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Get the recipe here for Yummy Grilled Zucchini

Watermelon on a Stick

A fun way to serve a bbq staple!

Watermelon on a Stick

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Get here the Ideas for Watermelon on a Stick

GAMES

Sack Game Race

This is a great game for older children. Put on an adults vs. kids game and see who wins!

Sack Game Race

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Get the instructions here for the  Sack Race 

Egg And spoon race

A fun traditional game that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Egg and Spoon Race

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Get the instructions here for the Egg and spoon race

DIY Ring Toss Game

This one takes a bit of prep work, but will keep the kids entertained for hours!

DIY Ring Toss Game

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Get the instructions here for the DIY Ring Toss Game

 The Human Bubble

Super easy to set up and the kids with items you probably already have!

The Human Bubble

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Get the instructions here for The Human Bubble

Squirt Gun Refill Station

100% necessary to help beat the heat at any summer time bbq or party!

BBQ Party Ideas fro Kids-Squirt Gun Station

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Get the instructions  here for the Squirt Gun Refill Station 

Lawn Twister

Turn your lawn into a giant twister board!

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Lawn Twister

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Get the instructions here for Lawn Twister

Water Blob

Hours of slipping, sliding and bouncing fun on this DIY water blob!

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-DIY Water Blob

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Get the instructions here for the Water Blob

Giant Lawn Matching Game

A awesome giant version of a kid favorite. This is a great way to sneak in a bit of learning as well. 😉

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game

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Get the instrucations here for the Giant Lawn Matching Game

Glow in the Dark Bowling

A great way to end the night, this glow in the dark bowling game uses a soccer ball and water bottles.

BBQ Party Ideas for Kids-Glow in the Dark Bowling

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Get the instructions here for Glow in the Dark Bowling

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Summer BBQ Party Ideas for Kids
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