Summer 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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Hot Dogs on a Stick
A super easy kid favorite!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
Get the recipe here for Kid Friendly Coleslaw
Grilled Key Lime Chicken
A fun take on traditional bbq chicken.
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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?!
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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.
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Get the recipe here for Pesto Grilled Shrimp
You will never get the secret to these beans….Grape Jelly!
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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.
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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.
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Get the recipe here for Black Bean & Corn Pasta Salad
A fun and refreshing drink for adults and kids alike.
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Get the recipe here for Berry Lemonade
Yummy Grilled Zucchini
Kids will love these delicious “fry” shapes veggies!
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Get the recipe here for Yummy Grilled Zucchini
Watermelon on a Stick
A fun way to serve a bbq staple!
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Get here the Ideas for Watermelon on a Stick
Sack Game Race
This is a great game for older children. Put on an adults vs. kids game and see who wins!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
Get the instructions here for the Squirt Gun Refill Station
Turn your lawn into a giant twister board!
Get the instructions here for Lawn Twister
Hours of slipping, sliding and bouncing fun on this DIY water blob!
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. 😉
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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.
Get the instructions here for Glow in the Dark Bowling