80 Days of Summer means 80 days to celebrate sunshine and the DQ® brand's 80th birthday with tips and tricks to keep the family smiling all summer long!
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5 Easy Ways to Hack Your Summer BBQ
Food Network's tasty tips and DIYs make any summer party a whole lot cooler.
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Create an Inflatable Buffet
An inflatable kiddie pool isn't just for kids (or swimming!) anymore! Blow one up and line it with bubble wrap to help insulate the pool. Then fill with ice – lots of it! – and arrange your veggies, fruit and drinks to keep cool. Your buffet is made in the shade!
Make Seasonal Vases
First, use a melon baller to scoop out the watermelon flesh – frozen watermelon makes great ice cubes! Then, use the hollowed-out melon as a decorative vase to fill with flowers. Cut a scalloped rim, use a vegetable peeler to create stripes, or play with any cookie cutters you have on hand to decorate it. A centerpiece masterpiece!
Craft a DIY Drinks Station
Decorate a mini loaf pan with washi tape. Add some washi flair to stir sticks and place them in one of the loaf compartments. Fill the others with garnishes like sliced citrus and maraschino cherries. Raise your glass!
Make a DIY Luminary
For super-simple yet beautiful décor, fill mason jars with assorted sliced citrus and herbs like rosemary. Fill with water and float a tea light candle on top. A bright idea!
Serve a Sweet Summer Treat!
Close out the BBQ with an Oreo® Blizzard® Treat Cake from DQ®! Your summer picnic just got a whole lot cooler.