Category Archive


Throw together a last-minute party that celebrates ‘Murica

Cobbling together a last-minute Fourth of July party doesn’t have to be hard. The easiest way to throw a last-minute party is always to host a potluck/BYOB shindig.

How to use that grody public grill without fear of poisoning your picnic

Public grills get a bad rap. I can definitely see why. They’re always coated in the mysterious carbony remains of meals past. There’s usually some bird poop on or around them. The ash pile inside is a ghastly reminder that anything — anything — could’ve been cooked on these rusty little public servants. I promise with just a little work, a public grill can be a totally serviceable cooking option.

Keep a party-in-a-box ready to go

I keep all the stuff we need for a bbq in an old wine crate (plastic plates, forks, napkins, grill tongs, party cups and of course balls for beer pong!) It makes hosting BBQs of any size so much simpler, because I don’t need to run around gathering stuff I just pull out this box and we’re ready to go!

Grilling multi-tool let’s you grill like a boss

Just in time for summer, this “great idea of the day” comes to us from the brilliant minds at Think Geek. Rock your summer bbqs with this badass grilling multi-tool!

Reader photos of unicorn ransoms, ways to display collections, and a hipstery parade

Hello, Homies, and happy Monday! Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the Offbeat Home Flickr group.

In this edition we explore front porches, post-party kitchens, and Clicky Links about hampers, scissors, and scary ingredients.