if you have a back yard just start there. have the MEN do the grilling, make beers accessible to them. not that women cant grill but you know that some men prefer that, and if thats the best way they will help while drinking a few cold ones with they guys, then hey id take it.
have finger foods, chips and salsa, celery, carrots, etc for while the food is being made.
have some fun things for kids to do that is clean so parents dont have to fuss over it. even sidewalk chalk , or hooli hoop, some card games for them. and then just enjoy everyone, when foods ready announce it, have a kid table and adult table. make things that kids dont need assistance on. hot dogs. that way you adults can have fun and kids can be kids.
at 1:14 AM on May. 30, 2010