logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Party Planning Site

BellaOnline's Party Planning Editor

g

A Backyard Lunch

Guest Author - Lisa Babick

Patriotic Picnic


A Backyard Lunch



Elsewhere On Bella
Watermelon Punch
5 Easy Steps to a Better Wash
Teaching Your Kids Street Smarts
Peter Pan Remembered
Lobster Enchiladas with Chile Verde Sauce
Caribbean Rum Punch
Related Resources
Backyard Vacations
Successful Backyard Birding

Around the Web
Planning the Perfect Picnic
Moonlight Walks
Playdate Protocol

Entertaining at home doesn't mean that you need to bring out your best china and silver every time. There are times when a more casual, relaxed get-together is just the thing.

This Backyard Lunch is perfect when you're having a few friends or family members over or just as a simple meal for you and the kids. I like to serve menus like this when my son and I have a play date with my sister-in-law and her son. The menu is simple, light and easy to put together.

Serve this meal indoors or out. On the table, add a pitcher of fresh flowers or a bowl of fresh fruit or vegetables for the centerpiece. Or, if you want to get really creative try a watermelon centerpiece that will really wow the crowd.

Backyard Lunch Menu

Crazy Cucumber Dip - Serve this dip with veggies, pita chips or crackers.

Cold Cucumber Soup - Cucumber soup is wonderful on a hot summer day. It is light and refreshing and is a perfect beginning for lunch.

Raspberry Sun Tea - You'll want to make this the day before as it needs to sit in the sun for a few hours. If raspberry is not your style, try berry-watermelon lemonade or Caribbean rum punch.

Red Potato Salad - A wonderful alternative to traditional potato salad. Make this the night before your lunch.

Layered Italian Sandwich - Dress this up any way you choose. You can also use fresh Italian rolls instead of the dough.

Lemon Crispies - A perfect ending to this light lunch.



Sign up for this free newsletter from your Entertaining host at BellaOnline. Whether you're hosting a dinner party for 4 or a backyard bash for 40 of your family members, On the Table will provide you with tips to make sure your event is a hit. Each week you'll receive new recipes, special menus, party ideas, tips and more. Plus, be the first to know when our new FREE e-book, Entertaining with Ease, will be available. Just enter your email address below to subscribe! It's Free!

Just For Fun


Terra Cotta Birdbath

A birdbath is a great device for attracting all kinds of species.


.

Beaded Hanging Lantern
Hang these lanterns from hooks lining a path or to border a patio. The beaded hanging lantern is fashioned from wire mesh; transparent and silver beads sparkle with reflected candlelight.



Picnic Table with Umbrella
This sturdy double walled picnic table is perfect for those balmy summer days in the backyard. The table height adjusts to 17", 19" or 21" to grow with your kids. The sun umbrella height adjusts easily and folds for convenient storage.

Clothespin Magnets
Children love to display their artwork on the refrigerator. Dad is always hanging up phone numbers and slips of paper. And Mom, of course, has her own little notes, lists, and reminders. With the help of the kids, why not personalize a magnet clip for everyone in the family?



Bolling: Picnic Suite
The perfect music to accompany your casual get-together.



Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Twitter Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Facebook Add A+Backyard+Lunch to MySpace Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Del.icio.us Digg A+Backyard+Lunch Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Yahoo My Web Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Google Bookmarks Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Stumbleupon Add A+Backyard+Lunch to Reddit




Elegant Summer Brunch
Super Summer Supper
Eight Layer Salad
RSS
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Party Planning Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Babick. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Babick. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Shalia Hayes for details.

g


g features
Cheerleader Theme Party Ideas

Chocolate Fondue Recipe Ideas

Hosting a Cookie Party

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor