I need Tropical BBQ idea's please!?!

Question: I need Tropical BBQ idea's please!!?
I'm throwing a Tropical BBQ for about 25 people but I need idea's for food and decorations I have a pretty big backyard a deck and a sheltered patio downstairs!. also there will be a few kids coming as well so I need activities for them to do!. Thank you so much! Www@FoodAQ@Com

Grill some pineapple slices and add them to a plate with meat on it!.
Tiki torches are good!. And you can go to any party store and get all kinds of great decorations!.
Party lights are pretty awesome!. I think they may have them at Wal Mart!. I know they have em at Target,
Get some little drink umbrellas for your drinks!.

Get some hula hoops and have a contest to see who can hold it up longest, and who is overall more creative keepin it up!.

Make some Daquari's for the adults and Virgin daquaris for the youngsters!.!. just remember which is which! :)Www@FoodAQ@Com

tropical baby back ribs

Tropical Rub:
1/2 cup paprika
3 tablespoons Chinese five-spice powder
2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried ginger
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon black pepper
3 racks baby back ribs
Tropical Rub
Tropical BBQ Sauce, recipe follows
For the Tropical Rub:
Whisk all ingredients together!.
For the ribs:
Rinse and dry ribs!. Place on a clean cutting board and pull off the membrane, the thin fatty skin that lines the underside of the ribs!. Trim the ribs of excess fat and meat!. Liberally season both sides of the ribs with 1/4 cup of the tropical dry rub!. Wrap ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours so flavors can permeate!.

Preheat grill to 200 to 225 degrees F using charcoal and indirect heat!.

Place ribs meatier side down on the grill away from the flame!. Cook the ribs 2 to 2 1/2 hours total, turning the ribs halfway through, until ribs bend!.

Tropical BBQ Sauce:
1 1/2-inch knob ginger, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, stem removed
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup mango juice
1/2 cup passion fruit juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a food processor, add the ginger, jalapeno and green onion!. Pulse until they are finely chopped!. In a medium saucepan, add the vegetable oil over medium heat!. Add the ginger mixture and saute until tender!. Combine the ketchup, mango juice, passion fruit juice, cider vinegar, molasses and dry mustard in a bowl and add to the saucepan!. Season with salt and pepper!. Let simmer for 10 minutes for the flavors to blend!.

tropical fruit kebabs

3 of each peaches, apples, bananas, oranges (use fruit that is just under-ripe)
A few tablespoons lemon juice
75 g (3 oz) glacé cherries
A little cranberry jelly
Schwartz Mixed Spice for sprinkling

Remove the stones from the peaches and core the apples!. Cut each fruit into eight pieces!. Place in bowl with a little lemon juice and stir so that each piece of fruit is covered to prevent browning!. Peel the bananas and cut into 2!.5cm (1'') slices!.

Thread the fruits alternately onto four kebab skewers, placing a glacé cherry at intervals as desired!. Brush the fruits all over with the cranberry jelly and sprinkle with Mixed Spice!.

Place carefully on a hot barbecue turning and brushing the kebabs frequently with the cranberry jelly and sprinkling with Mixed Spice as necessary!.

Cook for just long enough to warm the fruits!. Serve as an accompaniment with all barbecued meals or as a sweet course!.

Makes 4 servings!.

Tropical beans

8 ounces turkey Italian sausage, casing removed, optional

1 1/2 cups cubed jicama

1 5 1/4 ounce can tropical fruit salad, drained

1 15 ounce can red beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry packaged red beans, rinsed, drained

1 15 ounce can black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry packaged black beans, rinsed, drained

1 15 ounce can Navy or great northern beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry packaged Navy or great northern beans, rinsed, drained

1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 cup coarsely chopped orange essence pitted prunes

1/2 cup mango chutney

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

If using sausage, cook in small skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 7 minutes; drain sausage thoroughly on paper towels and crumble!. Discard all but 1 teaspoon fat from skillet; add jicama to skillet and saute until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes!.

Mix all ingredients in 2 1/2 quart casserole!. Bake, covered, at 350F for 30 minutes!.

What about doing a luau type theme!? I know its been overdone, but its so easy and always a hit!. There are tons of recipes out there geared for that and sauces and such at the store and for activities you can make it simple and do limbo contests, dancing!. Since its getting close to Christmas, it would be fun to pick up sand dollars from the craft store and let the kids decorate them (get some glitter, beads, raffia, paint, etc!.) and make their own tropical ornaments!. Just tie a ribbon through the sand dollar and wallah! You could even have a small tree outside at the BBQ that they could decorate with them (a palm tree!.!.even a fake one! would be great too)!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

limbo contest
hulla hoop contest the winner keeps the hoop
this might work as well all you need is a printer, a good prize so they would like to play and someone to video tape it so that they can watch it later!. It is all planned for you and people will be talking about for a long time!.Do you have a teenager who like to run for the kids!?
You may want to have a look here: www!.chase-games!.com

This site describes an Amazing Race party plan that is great for a birthday party, sleepovers, scavenger hunt, etc and is designed for kids aged 11 – 18!. The “legs” of the Amazing Race party plan sell on eBay quite cheap (like $5)!. Good Luck!


Ingredients: bbq fruit kabobs

3 melon, (you need 32 balls or chunks)
42 strawberries,
42 pineapple chunks
42 banana rounds
60 skewers its ok to buy a little less for exsactly 25 people but its allways good to have a lil extra


Skewer your fruits onto metal or bamboo skewers!. then grill for about 5 min!. Serve 2 to a customer
Note: dip fruits that brown in orange or lemon juice!. before and after cooking

for decerations
like giant blow up palm trees on your porch or near ur pool if you have a pool and like rap bright hawaiian color streamers around poles and things that you can rap stuff around!. then but like little tiny umbrellas in drinks and cherrys!. then just like hand out lays and grass skirts u can buy it at ipartyWww@FoodAQ@Com

grilled pineapplesWww@FoodAQ@Com

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