Best of all, if you're vegetarian or vegan, or you're throwing a barbecue and have vegetarian friends coming, offer them some grilled vegetables so they can enjoy the taste of summer without the burgers, hot dogs, steak or chicken.
However, I was just at an outside family barbecue where my dogs were running around, and although my niece had no physical contact with them, she complained of runny nose and coughing within 15 minutes of my arrival.
A couples shower can be as simple as a backyard barbecue or as complex as a "what do you want to be when you grow up?" costume party, where guests dress like the profession they wanted to be when they were five.
Knowing how to grill vegetables is especially useful when summer barbecue season comes around, but grilled veggies are also tasty at any time of the year and make a wonderful side or ingredient for a main dish.
If that doesn't convince you, listen to some of these recipes; southwestern potato skins, blackberry iced tea with cinnamon and ginger, cookies and cream milkshake, barbecue chicken pizza, and many more.
Whether you are planning a large Halloween barbecue or a small intimate Halloween dinner for two, a Halloween fragrance candle will be just the thing to add extra ambiance and atmosphere to a room.
Short, cotton halter styles with flirty skirts and no additional cutouts can be perfect for keeping cool at the beach or a backyard barbecue when it's too hot to even consider wearing blue jeans.
I never would have exposed her to her brother except that my mother-in-law came over for a barbecue that day and brought along her dog, my bitch's brother, before I even knew what was going on.
If sticking to the standard doesn't appeal to you, don't be afraid to think outside the box; after all, a cake with a live sparkler on top is sure to be a hit at any backyard barbecue!
A simple barbecue might do the trick, or you can tie the menu to something romantic - if your first date was at a pizza place, it makes perfect sense to serve pizza at a luncheon wedding.