How to Host a Backyard BBQ Party

Host a Liberty Themed Backyard BBQ Party by bringing touches of the indoors outside, firing up the BBQ and serving some festive limited-edition Que Pasa Liberty Chips.

I teamed up with Que Pasa to bring you this sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.


When the days heat up, and the sun is shining, there’s no better excuse to host a backyard party with great grilled food and a festive atmosphere. So, when the rain stopped here in Oregon, I knew it was time to give our backyard some freshening up. I picked up these cute rattan stools and lanterns from Ikea, and planted some fresh succulents in our hanging circular planters. Then, I started putting together my vision for a cozy, outdoor party. I filled a large, heavy vase with blooming branches, arranged a throw blanket, and packed a picnic basket with lots of yummy goodies.

I recently picked up some limited-edition Que Pasa Liberty Chips, an organic blend of red, white and blue tortilla chips. These festive chips would be perfect for a fireworks viewing party in your backyard for the Fourth of July. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also created using non GMO, vegan and gluten free ingredients. They’d be a perfect complement to so many grilled dishes, and are perfect for dipping too. They are only available for a limited time at New Seasons so make sure you stock up for all of your summer parties!

Wondering what to make for your Backyard Party? Here’s a menu that I’ve created for the occasion:

All American Themed Backyard BBQ Menu:

  • Que Pasa Liberty Chips – Made with whole grain organic blue corn, white corn and beet juice, Que Pasa chips are perfect for snacking on the side or dipping into the Mexican Street Corn Salad.
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad with Pearl Couscous – Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.
  • Grilled Baked Potato Bar – Create a Grilled “Baked” Potato Bar. It’s a fun and festive way to feed a crowd, and the topping possibilities are endless.


  1. Waz

    Even as a vegan, I enjoy BBQ season as dining outside is the best! I like that Que Pasa chips are multi-colored so they add to the summertime fun. Also, love the idea of a baked potato bar. Yum!


    1. Erin

      Aren’t they just the coolest chips Waz? So festive!


  2. Jenni LeBaron

    I love the idea of a grilled “baked” potato bar! That way everyone can create their own masterpiece. The Mexican street corn salad looks so tasty. I would definitely be dipping more than a few chips into that!


  3. Renee B.

    Love those red, white & blue chips! They’d be a great addition to our 4th of July/Birthday festivities. And I don’t know how I missed you Mexican Street Corn Salad when it first posted, but I can’t wait to make it now that I’ve seen it – it looks scrumptious! Thanks for the great tips and ideas, Erin!


    1. Erin

      You are so welcome Renee – I hope you enjoy!


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