Summer BBQ Party Ideas for Sizzling Fun

Jon Zajac
Jon Zajac

Jon is Cofounder & Chief Product Officer at Piccles

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Sizzling Celebrations: Embracing Summer BBQs

From the sizzle of the grill to the laughter shared around picnic tables, Summer BBQs are the epitome of warmth and togetherness. Whether it's marking a wedding anniversary, celebrating a birthday milestone, or gathering friends and family to honor an adoption, these occasions are steeped in the joy of love, the delight of new beginnings, and the comfort of tradition. A Summer BBQ represents more than just great food; it's a time to bask in the sunshine of companionship and create cherished memories.

A Splash of Color: Summer BBQs Meet Piccles

Bring a burst of creativity to your Summer BBQ with Piccles! Picture your guests, young and old, using their smartphones or tablets to doodle their best wishes, share their favorite memories, or just express themselves with playful art. Piccles offers a refreshing way to capture the essence of the day in a collaborative and visual format. Every stroke becomes part of a collective masterpiece that is as unique and personal as the occasion itself. Say goodbye to forgettable guest books and hello to a vibrant, digital canvas of well-wishes and shared joy.

Crafting Unforgettable Memories with Piccles at Your BBQ

In the heart of a Summer BBQ celebration, let Piccles be your canvas for collective expression. Imagine a live drawing screen displayed for all to see as people add their colorful contributions through their devices. Transform a corner of your event into an interactive art station where the smell of grilled delicacies mingles with the sight of creativity flourishing in real-time. As the host, you can set prompts related to the occasion - 'Draw your best BBQ memory!', 'Sketch something that represents summer joy!', or 'Illustrate your wishes for the newly adopted child!'. Later, compile everyone's creations into a digital keepsake album or print them out for a one-of-a-kind BBQ memory quilt. With Piccles, your Summer BBQ will be remembered not just for the great food, but for the unique, collaborative experience it served up.

Certified fresh Piccles prompts

  1. BBQ Self-Portraits: Guests use Piccles to draw fun, cartoonish self-portraits, which can then be printed out as name tags for the event.
  2. Grill Master Tribute: Everyone collaborates on a giant Piccles mural to honor the person manning the BBQ, showcasing their grill skills in a humorous light.
  3. Favorite BBQ Dish Illustration: Guests challenge each other to draw their favorite BBQ dish within a certain time limit, sharing their tasty creations virtually.
  4. BBQ Bingo: Create a bingo grid where each square represents something commonly seen at a BBQ; guests draw that item when they see it to compete for a prize.
  5. Summertime Doodle Contest: Hold a competition for the best summer-themed doodle, with categories like 'Best Sunshine', 'Juiciest Burger', or 'Coolest Shades'.
  6. Piccles Pictionary: Using BBQ-related words, guests have to guess what each person is drawing within a time limit, adding a competitive twist to the event.
  7. Backyard Wildlife Drawing: Encourage guests to draw the animals or insects they spot in the backyard during the BBQ on Piccles.
  8. Recipe Swap Illustration: Guests draw their secret BBQ sauce or favorite recipe, then share their illustrations with others to guess the ingredients.
  9. BBQ Memory Lane: Have guests draw their most memorable BBQ moment from past summers to share with the group, sparking fun stories and laughter.
  10. Draw Your Ideal Burger: Create a fun activity where participants show off their dream burger or hot dog using Piccles, complete with all the toppings they love.
  11. Cool Down Doodles: Set up a relaxed drawing area for guests to escape the heat and draw their favorite ways to cool down during summer.
  12. Firework Artistry: After or during a fireworks display, participants attempt to recreate the colorful spectacle from memory or imagination on Piccles.
  13. BBQ Haiku Illustration: Guests write haikus about BBQs and then illustrate them, combining poetry and art for a unique experience.
  14. Piccles Scavenger Hunt: Hide symbols or items around the BBQ area that guests must find and then draw in Piccles to win a prize.
  15. Dream Vacation Draw-off: Guests use Piccles to draw their dream summer vacation, inspiring travel conversations and shared daydreams.
  16. Hot Dog Variation Challenge: Encourage guests to draw the most outrageous hot dog creation they can think of, then have everyone vote on the funniest or most creative.
  17. Guess the Griller: Guests draw caricatures of people cooking at the BBQ, and everyone else has to guess who the grillers are.
  18. BBQ Playlist Illustration: As songs come on during the BBQ, guests draw the first thing that comes to mind, creating a visual playlist of the event.
  19. Team Mural Project: Assign everyone to different teams and have each create a segment of a larger Piccles mural that represents summer fun and BBQ vibes.
  20. Kiddie Chef Drawings: Set up an area for kids to draw what they enjoy most about BBQs or to design their ideal BBQ menu.
  21. Sizzling Fashion Show: Ask guests to draw what they consider the perfect BBQ outfit, complete with accessories like aprons and chef hats.
  22. Sunset Silhouette Art: As the sun sets, have guests create silhouette drawings on Piccles against a sunset backdrop.
  23. Lawn Games Illustrated: Take a break between playing actual lawn games to drawing them, having guests illustrate their favorite lawn game moments.
  24. Funny Food Mishap Comics: Invite guests to draw short comic strips depicting humorous BBQ food mishaps or grilling gone wrong scenarios.
  25. Piccles Time Capsule: Guests contribute drawings that represent the current summer, which can be looked back upon at next year's BBQ for nostalgia.

Elevate Your Next Summer BBQ with Collaborative Creativity

Piccles is the quintessential tool for adding a touch of collective artistry to any Summer BBQ. Set up a group drawing session for your upcoming Summer BBQ and watch as unique stories and shared experiences unfold.