The Effortless Summer BBQ

all the summer vibes you could want below & at the very end of this post there’s a $500 Target giftcard giveaway!

the essentials for summer sangria

linen off the shoulder shirt

chicken shish kabobs

WHAT: an effortless summer time BBQ

MENU: summer sangria
make-ahead chicken shish kabobs
roasted corn on the cob
fresh strawberries
‘smores by the campfire

sangria in kate spade glasses

a few more details about the menu…

SANGRIA: a full bottle of red wine
1 cup sugar
healthy dash of triple sec
various fruits of your choice

Ahhh sangria. Perfect for summer gatherings in so many ways — you can make it ahead of time (in fact you should, at least an hour before), it’s delightfully fruity, it cools you down, and puts everyone in a festive mood. There’s no rule for what glass you should serve it out of — I used my Kate Spade tumblers.

I prepared the chicken shish kabobs and corn ahead of time. They’re pretty self explanatory! I just wrapped the corn in tin foil and we cooked them on the grill — soooo easy. For the kabobs I used chicken, bell peppers, red onion. I marinated them in this barbecue sauce.


beach balayage hair

cute german shepherd

summer style in an off the shoulder shirt

summer sangria

If you follow me on Instagram/IG Stories than you’ve seen Michael and I have been living a summer kind of lifestyle the past few weeks. After a semi-dreary/depressing winter here on the east coast (so many grey days) we are not taking a single sunny day for granted! We’ve already hosted a couple BBQ type gatherings at our home and I wanted to share with you guys the menu from a recent one.

Whenever I entertain I try to really be “in the present” with my guests — which means not stressing out in the kitchen or busying myself with a bunch of tasks! For this BBQ (full menu listed above) you can make everything ahead of time. Of course you will need someone to grill everything, but I always designate Michael for that task 😉

^^ love a man who can grill

summer barbeque

off the shoulder eyelet linen shirt

glam sandals with pearls

summer lifestyle

^^ haha look at shadow literally licking her lips looking at the shish kabobs! 

summer barbeque food | corn on the cob sangria in a kate spade tumbler

post details: dinner plates | kate spade tumbler glasses | wood cutting board | platter

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