BURGER & FRY BAR With the BBQ party season quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning those backyard cookouts! Whether it’s for a family reunion, graduation party, or just a casual neighbourhood gathering, there’s something for everyone in this Burger & Fry Bar.
Setting The Scene Even for a backyard party, I like to set up party buffet tables inside the house. It keeps the food out of the hot sun, keeps the bugs out, helps to keep some of the items chilled and stops the wind from carrying away the paper plates and napkins. You could do the cooking (burgers and grilled vegetables) outside on the barbeque but leave all the toppings, buns and fries inside the house. For this party, I went with a bit of a retro diner style with black, white & red colours, metal serving trays, mason jars for toppings, glass soda bottles, and some retro-style printable menus. You’ll find free printables for the menus and Burger & Fry Bar sign up on my blog (visit www.MomsAndMunchkins.ca and search “Burger Bar”). To give the table some height, wooden boxes and candle sticks under plates and serving trays work great! For the back wall, I always use foam poster boards and cover them with items like wrapping paper, paper fans, etc. For this black & white striped background, I used black & white duct tape on the poster boards. 14 |
FOR SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN | VOL. 7 ISSUE 5, MAY 2018