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  1. Jessica
    June 4, 2009 @ 12:46 pm


    Great post. I love saving money for BBQs.


  2. Liz@HoosierHomemade
    June 5, 2009 @ 4:20 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!


  3. Amanda
    June 6, 2009 @ 4:18 am

    Great ideas! Barbecuing is one of my favorite summertime things. We use our grill in the winter too though :) Welcome to Thrifty Thursdays!


  4. Sunny
    June 11, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    Excellent Ideas!!! One thing that I always do when having a BBQ Party is this….I ask folks who are coming to the Party to please bring a side dish of their choice. I cook a ton of foods, for the BBQ Party, but something different from others is always a nice way to have extra foods and variety, as some folks eat alot more than others.
    I have found that if you ask folks to please bring say a bag of ice or a side dish they are thrilled to be able to help. I hope that these tips will help out others this BBQ season! :-)
    We are going to a huge party on Saturday, and I am taking 2 deserts, 2 side dishes, fruits, homemade pickles, homemade candy, drinks, and also a massive pan of homemade Italian pasta and sauce….My friend asked me to not bring anything, just myself! I know that she will be surprised! LOL!!


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  6. BobberQue
    August 29, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    One of the things that add up to some good $ is the ice. It will be hot and you will go through plenty. Tell any single guys coming over to pick up a bag or two. That makes it easy on them and avoids having them buy and bring some terrible store made cake!


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