How To Throw The Ultimate BBQ No Matter Where You Are Living This Summer

Summer weekends are made for relaxing, warm weather and, of course, barbecues. And while we all dream of living in a totally stocked pad of our own some day, the reality is that you are most likely kicking it with your parents or sharing an apartment with four roommates this summer. So space, freedom and/or access to all the cooking gadgets you pinned are all super limited.

Just because your living arrangements are complicated doesn’t mean throwing a barbecue has to be. Check out our nine easy tips on how to the throw the ultimate summer BBQ no matter your living sitch!

It’s a well-known fact that drinks just taste better when served in watermelons. Plus fruit cups = less dishes. So win-win! (Photo via @mags_m10)

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Invite attendees to get super emoji-tional IRL. (Photo via @coll_sullivan08)

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Use your favorite wall tapestry, scarf or throw for a boho picnic blanket that will cost you all of zero dollars. (Photo via @maddyschlosser)


Hotdogs are synonymous with a great BBQ. Don’t have access to a grill? Pick-up some dogs from a local vendor, create a toppings bar and fake it until you make it. (Photo via @clairelarkins)

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Combine some summer fruits with Greek yogurt in the blender. Pop the mixture into a popsicle mold and in four-six hours you’ve got yourself some Instagram worthy treats! (Photo via @mariainesvaldez)


Just add water by taking over a public pool with ridiculous floaties. (Photo via @nebraskajones18)


Sunflowers brighten any space (and make for the easiest decoration in the history of decorations). (Photo via @laurenhundt)

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Pick the perfect spot for major sunset views. (Photo via @holysheeiit)

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No matter what you do, just enjoy being with your summertime crew. (Photo via @natalka_noonie)

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