With warmer weather just around the corner (and for many of us, it’s already here!), that means it’s backyard barbecue season (YUSSSS!). We’re also looking for more ways to bring Disney magic into our everyday lives, especially right now. So what better way to do so in the summer months than with a Disney barbecue!
Is this your first time throwing a Disney backyard barbecue? You may need some special supplies in order to conquer your grill!
If you want to give your barbecues a Disney twist this season, we found utensils, dinnerware, and even some fun activities for the ultimate backyard outdoor extravaganza!
First, you have to dress for the occasion!
What’s a barbecue without an awesome apron to let everyone know who the chef is! Also, with Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of some fun gift ideas for dad! We spotted this super cute Darth Vader apron for adults that says “Father of the Year”.
We’re a little perplexed that Darth Vader even made the shortlist for this recognition (didn’t he BLOW UP his daughter’s planet and CHOP OFF his son’s hand? Not cool, man!). So this is likely a touch of sarcasm. 😉 The apron retails for $22.95.
But don’t be fooled into thinking dads are the only ones capable of grilling a delicious meal! ANYONE can become a barbecue master. In fact, aprons are not even a requirement to get the job done — although they may help avoid any unnecessary messes.
We found another fun apron that you can pick up, but this time, ANYONE in the family can wear it with pride! That’s because this apron is customizable, so slap your name on it and claim your title as grill king or queen!
These personalized aprons are currently ON SALE for $17.99!
Next, ‘assemble’ your best Marvel grilling equipment
Grilling can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before! It’s not your typical stovetop, that’s for sure! If you’re feeling a bit nervous stepping up to the grill for the first time, let Captain America help!
Because what can be more appropriate for the summer holidays than Captain America and a backyard barbecue? It just sounds like summer to us! So suit up with this 3-piece Marvel utensil set for $24.99 to channel your inner superhero!
While everyone waits for the food to cook, we found some toys & games for them to play!
The best part about a barbecue is spending time outdoors! That’s right, it’s not always about the food — it’s also about spending quality time with your family and friends (ok, maybe the food is a really big, yummy part but…you know…it takes time to cook stuff!).
With the weather improving, it’s time to stock up on some new games and toys you can bring out to your backyard. Plus, filling your afternoon with games is a great way to pass time as the food is being prepared! For starters, this Spider-Man Toss & Catch Ball set is a great way to get some energy out, no matter how old you are!
Didn’t EVERY kid seem to have a set of velcro catch like this?! It’s priced at $19.95.
And for the youngest aspiring grill masters in the family, what better way to take part in the family activities than to have a barbecue set of their very own? We found this adorable barbecue grill playset for the little ones to enjoy!
This playset has everything they’ll need to learn the ropes when it comes to grilling, from ingredients like steak and peppers to utensils like tongs and a skewer! It even lights up and makes sizzling grilling noises — TOO CUTE. It retails for $49.95.
Dinner’s ready! Stock up on Disney outdoor dining supplies!
The food is cooked, everyone is hungry and ready to eat…don’t sit down at your dining room table! Keep the party going outdoors with some Disney summer picnic dinnerware.
If you don’t have a picnic table or somewhere to sit, a picnic blanket will do the trick! This Mickey Mouse picnic blanket measures 70″ x 80″ when fully unfolded, and it even folds and rolls up into its own ‘carrying case’!
The blanket is a super cute pattern with all of our favorite frozen Disney treats, including Dole Whip (which, by the way, would make the PERFECT dessert option for your barbecue!). The picnic blanket is priced at $19.99!
Once your food is cooked and ready to eat, you’ll want to assemble all your side dishes and beverages! Keep those items cool with this fun Mickey Mouse collapsable cooler tote.
This insulated container is great for keeping things cool all day, while also being a great way to carry all your essentials back inside at the end of the evening. It retails for $54.90.
And finally, of course you’ll need utensils to eat your food with! You COULD go with your standard flatware…or you can get an entirely new set with a Disney twist! The Ink & Paint collection is a beautiful collection of dinnerware, apparel, accessories, and more! The 20-piece flatware set has a cute wood finish to the handles to give each fork, spoon, and knife a paint brush appearance.
We’ve gotta admit we were swooning over these since we first saw them. They might be too cute to JUST use for a barbecue, don’t ya think?!
The best part about barbecues is that it can make a big occasion out of preparing food for your family…WITH your family! With fun outdoor activities and themed dinnerware, you can make an entire afternoon or evening out of it and keep the party going. These days, we’re looking for new and unique ways to create memories with our families, and while we can’t go out as often as we used to, our homes can become the new destination!
What is your favorite backyard barbecue activity? Is it cooking the food? Eating outside with your family? Playing some games before or after you eat? Share with us in the comments!