DIY BBQ Ideas by U CreateThis 4th of July holiday is the perfect time to throw a BBQ with some family and friends!  Today I’m sharing tips and tricks that make my own personal BBQ get-togethers fun for all – even for the hostess who tends to get a little stressed out entertaining!Mason Jar Party Tip by U Create

BBQ TIP: My favorite party tip for a casual environment is to include the napkin, utensils and straw into a simple pint-sized mason jar that is used as their glass!

You’ll need the following for each guest:

  • pint-sized mason jar
  • decorative straw
  • festive napkin
  • fork, spoon, knife

BBQ Tips by U Create

Change up the napkins for any occassion, put a little surprise inside, add a tag with their name, or anything your heart desires! In case you are wondering where I purchased any of the supplies on this post, I found it all at my local Walmart.

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS: Next? Have a little something for the kids to do. I created these printables to go along with two of the most popular kid-wanted items on the 4th of July – sparklers and glow sticks! My kids are so excited to light these up this weekend!Free Printables for sparklers and glow sticks for the 4th of July - by U Create

You’ll need the following for each child:

Simply snip a slits and slide sparkler or glow sticks in place!


SIMPLE, DELICIOUS FOOD: I went to my local Walmart and bought some King’s Hawaiian® rolls to make my Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with lemon cream cheese icing. While I was there, I saw that they made King’s Hawaiian® hotdog and hamburger buns, too. I really liked how the hotdog buns had a slit on the top instead of the side – a fun twist from the ordinary hot dog bun!

Hawaiian Rolls BBQ ideasGRILL TIP: Do you see how I grilled the hotdogs in a spiral pictured above? All you do is put the hot dog on a skewer or kabob stick, slice the hotdog in a spiral, take off the skewer, and grill. Your BBQ guests will love this!

SOMETHING SWEET: Provide a sweet treat your guests will LOVE! No joke, this delicious recipe will only take you 15 minutes to make! Get ready to give out the recipe…cause they will ask!

15 MINUTE Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Recipe by U Create

Easy Strawberry Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12

  • Pkg of King’s Hawaiian® Original Sweet Rolls (12 count)
  • 21 oz. Premium Strawberry Pie Filling (Duncan Hines)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice

  1. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine strawberry filling, cinnamon, and sugar.
  3. Cut Hawaiian rolls in half and spread filling inside. Spread the rest of the filling on top of the rolls.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. ICING: Mix the cream cheese, butter, half and half, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  6. Spread generously on top and sides of the rolls while warm.


My kids said these were the best rolls they’ve ever had! I have a very picky eater and even she agreed!

Warning: you’ll want to make lots of these because they will disappear quickly!!

15 MINUTE Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe by U Create

COUPON: Save $1 on TWO (2) KING’S HAWAIIAN® Hamburger, Deluxe Hamburger, Hot Dog Buns, Mini Sub Rolls, or 12pk Dinner Rolls for their 4th of July BBQ  (coupon here)


Kari at U Create

This post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® and I was compensated to write it. Regardless, what I have written is my own opinion and experience, and I hope you find it of use.

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