It's officially summer, which means it's the perfect time to take your meals al fresco to enjoy the beautiful weather. To make your seasonal cookouts even more spectacular this year, you absolutely need these BBQ party ideas. Whether you're hosting a barbecue for the entire neighborhood or just your family, this list has everything you need to make your event one for the books. The center of every barbecue is the food, of course, and we have everything you need to make the day incredibly delicious. Our favorite grilling recipes, barbecue sauces, BBQ side dishes, summer desserts, and refreshing cocktails are all featured on this roundup, so you'll have plenty of options to prepare for your meal. We also have fun, fresh DIY decor to give your outdoor dinner table a little boost. If you're hosting this backyard party on Memorial Day weekend or over the 4th of July, there are a variety of ideas for a patriotic supper. For the holiday barbecues, you could decorate the space with festive decor and whip up a few patriotic recipes. After scrolling through this list of ideas, you'll want to plan a bbq party for every single weekend of the summer, leaving you and your family wishing it could be barbecue season all year long.