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Summer entertaining bring together some of my favorite things – sunshine, laughter, ice cold refreshing drinks and of course the delicious food. Everything tastes better when it’s cooked on a grill, wouldn’t you agree?! Hot dogs are a classic summer staple and an easy way to feed a crowd. So gather up your friends, fire up the grill and follow these tips for creating your very own Hot Dog Bar for easy summer entertaining!
Like we always say, entertaining doesn’t have to be complicated or over the top fancy to be memorable. The most important part of entertaining is making sure your guest have an extraordinary experience. Which is we love this party idea, you don’t have to stress about party planning, instead you can kick back, relax and enjoy creating memories with your guest.
Hot dogs are universally popular and one of the easiest things to serve at a party. And with Ball Park Park’s Finest hot dogs it doesn’t take much to show off your grilling and entertaining expertise! With these premium hot dogs all you need to add are some tasty toppings, a savory side dish and an ice cold refreshing drink to wash it all down.
Your Hot Dog Bar wouldn’t be complete without an array of toppings. When it comes to Ball Park Park’s Finest hot dogs you don’t need to much them taste great, but guest will love customizing their dogs with flavorful and even unexpected toppings. Of course you’ll want to make sure you have the must-have classics like ketchup, mustard, relish and onions, but spice things up with a few unexpected additions like jalapenos, pico de gallo, bacon, Monterrey jack cheese and avocado for a Texas twist on your hot dog.
First things first: the dogs. Fire up the grill and make them to order for guest. Serve them in colorful and easy to hold hot dog trays. We found these fun polka dot trays at Michaels along with some of the other paper goods we used to turn our hot dog bar into a creative display perfect for our backyard BBQ.
Load em’ up. Let guest top their dogs with their favorite toppings. Consider printing out a menu with suggestions for creative hot dog recipes like Tex-Mex Dogs, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, and BLT Dogs.
While the grill is nice and hot go ahead and make this savory side dish, Mexican Style Street Corn. Trust us, your guest are going to LOVE it! It’s the perfect combination of smoky, savory, sweet goodness all delivered right to your mouth in one tasty bite.
Ice cold lemonade and classic Coca-Cola are just what your guest will need to wash it all down. Nothing beats an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer afternoon and sipping it from these dressed up vintage milk bottles makes it even sweeter.
See there’s nothing to it, you can host a hot dog bar party this weekend and soak up your favorite parts of summer with Ball Park Park’s Finest hot dogs. And while your at it why not join Ball Park in making BBQ history. On August 13th in New York City, Ball Park and a team of grill masters will attempt to break the world record for the longest running group BBQ at the Finest Grillathon. Now’s your chance to win a trip to NYC and a spot on the record breaking team, visit The Food Network for all the details.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.