McCormick's "Family Fun" Grill Dinner

Whether you're entertaining family, friends or both, the fun is in the food--when you're cooking with McCormick. We've assembled entire menus, from delectable appetizers and salads to tasty breads and blissful sweets.


Boy Band BBQ
For the boy band teenage fan in your life, here's everything and the "kitch-'N SYNC" for an awesome party she's sure to remember. Decorate with posters of the Backstreet Boys, 'N SYNC, 98 Degrees, Boyzone, Five, and 911. Hire a DJ or assume the role yourself.

More ideas:

  • Use a poster to play "Pin the Lips on 'N SYNC's Justin Timberlake."

  • Many bakeries will create a cake decorated with an edible photograph of your choosing. If they don't have a boy band picture, provide one.

  • Use boy band music for a rousing game of musical chairs--with a twist. Instead of eliminating players, eliminate one chair per round. When the music stops, the chair-less players jump on someone's lap. By the end of the game, there's one chair and one giant pile-up!

  • Ask if local radio station will dedicate a song for your party girl and her crew-and make sure the radio is on when the announcement is aired.

  • Pass out colorful stationery and pens for writing fan letters.

  • Make bingo boards using singers' names instead of numbers. Cool prizes: posters, buttons, keychains, and window decals.

Garden Grill Party
Everything's coming up roses--and peonies, impatiens, and irises--at this grilling garden party. Hang flower baskets from the deck and trees. Use floral tableclothes, plates and napkins.

More ideas:

  • Send a seed packet along with the invitation.

  • Ask guests to bring bulbs they've divided, seeds, or cuttings for a garden swap.

  • Fix a salad of edible garden greens and edible flowers, such as nasturiums and pansies.

  • The perfect centerpiece? A flat or two of flowers, wrapped in a bright ribbon. At the end of the party, invite friends to take home one of the individual pots from the flat.

  • For party favors, wrap pretty gardening gloves around seed packets, garden markers and skin balm.