What a fun summer this has been working with JACK’S Pizza and getting to share some tips on great outdoor entertaining. If you have missed my first two posts, I would love for you to check them out as I have covered everything from the basics of outdoor entertaining to rethinking your outdoor entertaining altogether.
While you are out browsing, be sure to check out the JACK’S Facebook Page or JacksGrilling.com for some fun strategies for outdoor entertaining. You will love their great grilling tutorial and just how easy it is to grill out back with JACK’S Pizza.
Speaking of outdoor entertaining, do you ever do any late night entertaining? We love to spend the later hours in the summer out on our patio with friends. With that in mind, this month, I wanted to share with you some easy tips for making late night entertaining fun for the whole family.
Add A Little Sparkle to Your Patio
It is always nice when you can have friends over in the evening and not have to sit in the dark. Consider adorning your patio or deck with inexpensive twinkle lights to extend the hours of your outdoor entertaining. Just two strands of twinkle lights brightened our entire patio and allowed us to entertain for longer hours outside.
With the patio lit for the adults, have kids capture their own twinkle lights by providing good old-fashioned mason jars with perforated lids (so the bugs can breathe!) to catch fireflies in the evening hours. Encourage the kids to have a contest to see who can capture the most twinkles in the jar. Just make sure to have the kids set their new friends free before bedtime!
Add Glow-In-The-Dark Fun
If there is one thing my kids love in the summer months, it is getting the chance to stay up late and play outside with their friends. You can purchase glow-in-the-dark bracelets and glow sticks at your local dollar store that kids can use to play with as the sun goes down.
A Little Something Sweet
Who doesn’t want something sweet after dinner? S’mores are a fun treat to indulge in no matter what hour of the night and a s’mores bar is a fantastic way to spend an evening with friends.
Try a new spin on entertaining with s’mores and prepare them on the gas grill for speedy and delicious results. Set up your gas grill for indirect cooking over medium heat. Simply put eight graham-cracker halves on a piece of aluminum foil and place on the cooler side of the gas grill. Top 4 graham-cracker halves with chocolate and the other four halves with marshmallows. Cover your ga grill and cook until chocolate melts and marshmallows soften. This should take a mere 3 to 5 minutes.
Leave the halves open and allow everyone to add their own fun additions to make their own favorite s’more combination. By doing them on the gas grill, there is no need to tend a fire or worry about kids around it, and it gives you a chance to make a large batch at once.
And A Little Something Savory
While your gas grill is nice and hot from all of your s’more making, consider grilling up some JACK’S Pizza for any guests who could not make dinner. Did you know that you can grill JACK’S Pizza on your gas grill? To learn more about this easy grilling technique just head to JacksGrilling.com to find out how. The “JACK’S Summer Grilling” cooking directions explain how to cook up the same great tasting, crispy-crust JACK’S Original Pizza on the gas grill that the family has come to love from the oven. Consider preparing a few of these delicious pizzas for those late-night guests and enjoy the savings and convenience of affordable pizza at home while you enjoy the company of friends and family.
It has been such a pleasure sharing information about JACK’S Pizza with you and to get to work with this fantastic company this summer, sharing tips and strategies for outdoor entertaining. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with them and to share my experience with my readers. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!
For more information about how to enjoy JACK’S Pizza on the gas grill visit JacksGrilling.com
As a spokesperson for the JACK’S Summer Grilling program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and effort in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.