Memorial Day Weekend Backyard BBQ!

  • May 25 · 7:00 PM
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Hi Friends--

My sincere apologies for disappearing during the month of April. I tore my meniscus and had knee surgery in early April. My recovery has been going well, and I am getting back to my normal, active self again. But as you might imagine, I had my dance card pretty full last month. 

I am hosting a party that has always been dear to my heart since moving from the Jersey Shore 16 years ago. Back east, Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial start of summer. The traditional way to celebrate is to hop from home to home, enjoying casual outdoor fun, sharing secret family recipes (who knew there were so many ways to do potato salad?!), and dancing to really great music. I have hosted many a party like this right here in the Palisades--with a friend's garage band playing in my backyard. There may have even been a keg stand or two. Yes, I recall that is definitely the case. 

This year, I won't have a band, but I will certainly have the music turned up, and dancing will be encouraged. The fire pit will be roaring, the shuffleboard court is prepped, and I recently added a new ping pong table. The food will be anything you might bring to a BBQ. I know, however, this group is creative. So bring it on! I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Take note, the party is on the SUNDAY night before Memorial Day. And because this is a long-standing tradition of mine, I will have some friends outside of our Meet-Up group showing up. So expect big, rowdy fun if you plan to attend. 

I have missed you all. The last two dinners were delicious, and the company even more so. If you RSVP, please indicate what you plan to bring so we don't end up with 15 potato salads (not that there's anything inherently wrong with that!). 

And if you have any good dance tune requests, throw them my way. I will make a killer playlist. I also create a take-home CD for a party favor. Hmmm, I better get to work on that!

See you soon!  --Susan

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  • Lashawn

    Enjoy this event. Atmosphere was welcoming and engaging. Thanks Susan. You out did yourself.

    May 27

  • Matthew Drake

    Great party and people, would absolutely do it again

    May 26

  • Denise McCann

    fabulous fun party!

    May 26

  • karen

    Had a blast! You rocked it once again Susan! Great food, booze, music and fun group. Thanks for being a gracious hostess! Cheers until next time! <3

    May 26

  • ellyn

    Fun party with a great group of people.

    May 26

  • Denise Bachman

    What a beautiful house and lovely people and great food!

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    What a beautiful house and lovely people and great food!

    May 25

  • Sherry

    HI,
    I am so sorry to poop out on you but I am spent. I hope to make it next time. Thank you.
    Sherry

    May 25

  • Vickie

    Hi,
    Do you still have an opening. I would like to meet the group.

    May 25

  • Lili

    Sorry, I haven't checked my email since this morning and figured it's a long shot to be moved from the wait list. I made other plans, so maybe next time! Hope everyone has fun :)

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    Don't know why that went in three times. Also I am bringing one person. Where should we park?

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    I am bringing kale salad from my garden and a tomato and basil salad, ditto. I also have made a big pot of black eye peas with bacon. Do we need to bring our own serving utensils and plates and stuff?

    Denise McCann Bachman

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    I am bringing kale salad from my garden and a tomato and basil salad, ditto. I also have made a big pot of black eye peas with bacon. Do we need to bring our own serving utensils and plates and stuff?

    Denise McCann Bachman

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    I am bringing kale salad from my garden and a tomato and basil salad, ditto. I also have made a big pot of black eye peas with bacon. Do we need to bring our own serving utensils and plates and stuff?

    Denise McCann Bachman

    May 25

  • Jonathan

    I am bringing 2 people along with me.
    We will bring dessert, fresh guava juice. wine, and a surprise main course.

    May 25

  • Denise Bachman

    I have a lot of basil and tomatoes so I can bring sliced tomatoes and cheese and basil platter.

    May 25

  • karen

    Dance tunes request : 80's please!!!

    May 9

  • Kristina O.

    Hi Susan, do you need meat of some kind for the party? I'm trying to decide what to bring and can't tell what will be needed most.

    May 25

    • Kristina O.

      Do you need any of these: beans, mac and cheese, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob, rice, mashed potatoes, corn bread?

      May 25

  • ellyn

    I will bring soft drinks.

    May 18

    • Susan McAdams

      I actually have more sift drinks than the group could possibly consume. Any chance you could bring some simple appetizer like a caprese salad or pasta salad or something?

      May 25

  • Barrie

    I am bringing a roasted corn/avocado/tomato/cotija salad and a bottle of wine.

    May 20

    • Susan McAdams

      Look forward to finally meeting a fellow designer!

      May 25

  • Sherry

    May I bring my litle bichon dog and keep her on a leash?

    May 22

    • Susan McAdams

      Sure. I have two dogs (a bedlington terrier and a small Shih-tzu mix) who are a little standoffish at first, but should be fine.

      May 25

  • Rose

    We will bring guava and cheese empanadas! It's a 2hr bus ride to your place so hopefully they will stay warm! Also, if anyone lives in the Culver City area and are driving to Susan's BBQ, please let us know if we can hitch a ride with you. It would be much appreciated!

    1 · May 22

  • porchia

    this sounds good but my I currently have no transportation to attend this event ,maybe next time

    May 21

  • TAMMY

    We will bring a chicken mango salsa salad w/ chipotle lime vinaigrette and Champagne!!

    1 · May 20

  • Helene Bry

    Can't wait..!! we will bring a pasta salad..thank you Susan...

    1 · May 20

  • Po

    : veggie tray

    1 · May 20

  • Denise Bachman

    Salad

    May 20

  • karen

    I'll be bringing fruit kabobs...

    1 · May 15

  • ellyn

    Is there a cost to attend? Is there a list posted of who is bringing what?

    May 9

    • Susan McAdams

      No ma'am! Just good eats! And maybe some wine, if you drink.

      May 9

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