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Make decorations for your barbecue party yourself: With these ideas you can conjure up a great atmosphere for a barbecue party!

The summer barbecue season has started and nothing stands in the way of long, relaxed barbecues in the open air with good conversations and delicious food. A nice decoration is of course part of the perfect barbecue party. Here we show many ideas how you can make the decoration for a barbecue party yourself and thus conjure up a great atmosphere.

Table decoration for a barbecue party with colorful napkins

The best way to entertain your friends and family during the summer months is with a BBQ party! The weather is perfect, the food is just right, and everyone can have a great time outdoors. Here we have collected a lot of DIY ideas for your next outdoor event! Whether for a birthday or just to celebrate the weekend, a good mood is guaranteed with a nice decoration.

Table decoration ideas for the barbecue party

Barbecue table decorations make simple ideas for yourself

At a barbecue party, everything revolves around the table. Since it can quickly become overloaded with food and drinks, it would be advisable to integrate the place setting into the decoration. Beautify the dishes, use nice napkins and serve the food in an original way. You will find many great ideas for the barbecue table decorations that you can make yourself below.

Make decoration for your barbecue party from natural materials

Make table decorations for barbecue party yourself with natural materials

Natural materials are just perfect for an original decoration for the table for a barbecue or another party in the garden. They look very natural and are also quite cheap. To conjure up a beautiful natural table decoration, first cover the table with a burlap table runner and arrange two birch trunks on it. Gather grasses and shrubs and place them in a glass vase in the center of the table. Fill wooden bark with small sticks, moss and whatever else you can find and place some tea lights on top. Then put a green twig in each napkin ring and the self-made decoration for the grill is ready.

Table runner made from green branches

Make table decorations for barbecue parties yourself with sprigs of rosemary

Rosemary sprigs are another natural decoration idea for the table at the barbecue party. They look very elegant on a wooden garden table and exude a wonderful aroma that keeps insects away.

DIY decoration ideas for the barbecue party

Make your own decoration for your barbecue party with fabric flowers and denim napkins

Craft enthusiasts can decorate the table for the barbecue party with DIY decorations. Fabric flowers arranged in a small bucket with some decorated lanterns and paired with original cutlery sets made from old jeans are sufficient for a beautiful table decoration.

Folding napkins – simple instructions for folding cloth napkins

How to fold napkins for a barbecue party step by step

The nicely folded napkins round off the table perfectly for a party. We’ll show you two ideas on how you can fold cloth napkins for your barbecue party yourself. You need a square napkin with a motif of your choice.

  • Fold the napkin in quarters. Place the folded, quartered napkin with the free edges on the bottom of the plate so that the monogram or motif is facing down.
  • Fold the top point of the napkin 1/3 of the way down.
  • Fold the left tip just above the middle and repeat the process for the opposite side.

How to fold a napkin like a pinwheel

Folding napkins as a pinwheel Instructions first steps

Here is another interesting idea of ​​how you can impress your guests with the table decorations at the barbecue party.

  • Spread your napkin or bandana flat on the table.
  • Fold each corner inward to make a square.
  • Fold in each outer edge to form a rectangle.
  • Then fold the top down and the bottom up so it looks like the last picture above.

Pinwheel fold napkin for barbecue party instructions last steps

  • Pull out the triangle fold from the lower right corner.
  • Fold out the opposite corner so that it looks the same.
  • Fold the right triangle down.
  • Turn it over so the side you just worked on is now on top.
  • Repeat the same steps as above, pulling out each triangle from each corner.
  • Fold the right corner down and you are done!

Make decorations for your barbecue party yourself – creative ideas for cutlery

DIY cutlery holder for barbecue party made of clay pots

You don’t necessarily have to set the whole table at a barbecue party. You can set up the cutlery in beautifully decorated cutlery holders, for example, so that every guest can help themselves. These can be decorated glasses or painted clay pots, for example. There are no limits for your creativity.

Cutlery holder made from brightly painted mason jars

Make colorful serving trays yourself

Paint colorful serving boards for making your own barbecue party

Not only the children will be happy about a colorful decoration for the barbecue party. Bright colors and funny motifs put you in a good mood and are the perfect addition to a summer party. These colorful boards that can be used for serving are nothing more than wooden kitchen boards that are decorated with paint. To turn the serving boards into serving trays, bend two old spoons and screw them onto both ends of the board.

Table decorations for a barbecue party with a difference – decorate the table with food

Table decoration for a barbecue party with a difference Make your own watermelon grill

If you arrange the food nicely for the barbecue party, it will still work as a decoration. A carved watermelon, for example, will quickly become an eye-catcher at your party buffet and in this article we will show you how it is made.

Make decoration for your barbecue party out of mason jars

Make decoration for your barbecue party yourself with cut flowers in a vase made of mason jar

Mason jars are widely used at barbecue parties. They can be used as cutlery holders, drinking glasses, vases, candle holders and even for serving salads and sauces. If you want to make the decoration for a barbecue party yourself, then be sure to take a look at the following ideas.

DIY watermelon jars

DIY watermelon drinking jar made from mason jar for garden party

For example, you can make these great watermelon drinking glasses from mason jars. All you need is green string, black paint, and glue.

Simply wrap the bottoms of the glasses with green string and glue the string to the back of the glasses with hot glue. Then paint or draw black seeds on the jars and fill them with a pink drink! If you are not serving pink drinks, you can paint the outside of the glass in advance with pink paint.

Make sauceable

Serve sauces in decorated mason jars at barbecue parties

Of course, sauces like ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard are a must at a party. Again, you can use some mason jars to serve these. Here is an idea on how to decorate the glasses with a bandana.

Decorate jars for sauce with bandana and labels

First, cut your bandanas into four pieces and trim off the edges. Then cut these four squares into triangles as shown above. Before cutting, make sure the long edge fits around the top of your mason jar.

Then add the cut triangles to the tops of the mason jars as shown. Secure them with hot glue. Mark the sauces with matching tags. Before you tie it around your neck, write the contents of the jar on the tag with a marker.

Then simply put all the glasses in a wooden box, fill each of the glasses with the sauce you selected and add the sauce box to your buffet table.

Simple idea for lighting

Decoration with lighting for barbecue party DIY simple lanterns

If the barbecue takes place in the evening, then you also have to think about suitable lighting. Here’s a super simple last minute idea that is perfect for the table. For these simple lanterns you only need empty mason jars of any size and a few tea lights. If you wish, you can also hang the lanterns above the table, for example on a tree.

DIY cooler for drinks

Make original drink coolers yourself with flowers

A drink cooler is essential for the summer barbecue party. Here you will find some original ideas that you can make yourself as an alternative to bought coolers.

You will need two buckets, one larger than the other. Make sure the smaller one fits into the larger one, with plenty of space in between. You will also need flowers and a few stones to weigh down the smaller bucket.

Make your own drink cooler for a barbecue party

Fill the bottom of the larger bucket with water, about two inches. Freeze the bucket for a couple of hours until the water has hardened. Once frozen, remove from the freezer.

Place several stones in the smaller bucket so it stays in place when you add water to the outer bucket. Place the container filled with stones in the center of the large bucket, directly on the hardened ice. Cut off the stems of the flowers and start sliding them down, paying attention to your position and color choices. Fill the outer bucket with water to about two inches below the top. Return to the freezer and freeze overnight.

Run water all over the mold and ice to loosen the sides of both the outer and inner buckets. They should come off pretty easily after 15 or 30 seconds. Immediately pour in your chilled bottle of wine and enjoy the view!

Make a drinks tub yourself

Make your own decoration for a barbecue party with a bar on bales of straw

If you want to cool several bottles at the same time, you can make a large beverage tub for the barbecue party yourself. In this way, cold drinks are always at hand at the party and the tub can still function as a great decorative accent.

DIY ideas for drinks tub made from wheelbarrow

All you need is a large vessel that you decorate as you wish and fill with ice cubes. For example, you can use a tub, wooden box, wooden barrel or, as in the example above, a wheelbarrow. The whole thing looks even nicer if you decorate the tub with a few flowers or other decorations.