BFF BBQ

BFF BBQ

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PLAN A BBQ WITH FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. 10 EASY BBQ ESSENTIALS BELOW! 

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You need this sugar fuel while you get ready to cook and play. Personally I love blueberry cake donuts and iced coffee w/ almond milk + vanilla. To each her own!

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The sun hat/visor pictured were sourced from a dollar store/local all-in-one shop. Sit in the sun lookin' cute but also keep your face from burning. My Dr. sister insists on sunblock also! At least SPF 30 and you have to reapply every 30 min. WHO KNEW!

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What is summer without watermelon. I like to cube it versus slicing for easier snacking.

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I love love BBQ salmon! My easy recipe below feeds a group of 4. (Throwing vegetarianism/fake veganism away as I write this)

24 oz Wild Caught Salmon filet

1 Lemon - half for squeezing, half for slicing

Thyme - 1-2 sprigs

Sea Salt & Pepper (At least 1 tablespoon) 

Seasoned Salt - Like Lawry’s (to taste)

Olive Oil - (About 2 tablespoons)

Instructions: Cut half of the lemon into about 5 slices, and place to the side. Squeeze the other half over the filet. Drizzle olive oil. Sprinkle with salt/pepper/fave special seasoning. Place three-ish lemon slices on top of the filet and save the other two for anyone who wants fresh lemon as garnish. Pick apart/place sprigs of thyme (like maybe 4-5 "sticks"). Foil wrap fully (skin side down) and place on grill for about 15 min. Check it every 5 minutes or so! Open foil and cut with knife to check for desired doneness. So yums!  

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Staple snack at my BFF get togethers. We also love pretzels. Lol. 

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Gingham – In the form of a tablecloth...bathing suit...or some other picnic-y thing. My lavender gingham tablecloth also came from a dollar store. Backdrop for a prime IG moment. 

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You need some activities/cute accessories that require minimal physical movement. BBQ's are for LOUNGING. Use water guns for temporary tattoos. Dollar store!

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Tried and true BBQ staples. With snacks and the addition of salmon, you have a not-so-boring, yummy menu! (you can also add grilled corn!)

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Simple one piece bathing suits are everything. My favorite thing about them is that you don't have to worry about your boobs falling out or being exposed somehow, lol. Throw on a pair of denim shorts, add a sun hat/visor...and you have a full LOOK! The two pictured above are available here and here, and in-store. You'll wear it all summer. 

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Baby pool!! For cooling off. :) Unfortunately we couldn’t find a hose to fill ours up in the BBQ pictured– So we used it as a seating arrangement, LOL! Target buy. That's me sprawled out, nursing my iced coffee with my bestie Britney. <3

Love love! You can make cute things happen with little time and money! Happy Memorial Day! 

xo GN