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Nothing says summer like planning a cookout with friends and family. To celebrate the season, we’;re opting for a pig roast –; perfect for feeding big groups and a fun way to spend any long summer day. The best part about a pig roast? The party lasts all day long!

Your friends and family will be impressed on your twist to the classic BBQ.?And it doesn’;t have to be hard! Planning successfully executing the perfect pig roast may sound overwhelming, but we’;re here to give you all the tips tricks you’;ll need to impress your foodie friends.

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Let’;s get cooking!

Picking the perfect pig is easy with the help of any local butcher or farm. We recommend giving them at least one week notice so nothing is left to the last minute! TFG tip: allow for around 1 1/2 pounds of pig per person (a 20 pound pig will serve 13-14 people!) With that in mind, you want to have plenty for everyonecustom anniversary gifts, so make sure to nail down a solid RSVP list before putting in your pork order.?

Pork will take the main stage, but that doesn’;t mean you should leave the rest of your menu hanging! Decide on your side dishes –; go classic with coleslaw or be bold and serve Southern Living’;s Best-Ever Succotash. If you have vegetarian guests, skip out on the bacon in the recipe. They will love that this side dish is hearty enough to be a main meal and they will leave just as stuffed!

Recipe courtesy of Southern Living

What you’;ll need:?

Side-dish success:

Invite your guests over early in the day so everyone gets in on the pig-roasting action. While the pig cooks, make sure to keep some finger food on hand for easy snacking! You can never go wrong with a cheese plate. We love this Summer Grazing Board, from Domestikated Life.

TFG Tip: for extra personalization to your pig roast, serve up your gorgeous cheese platter on one of our wood cutting and serving boards!

A pig roast doesn’;t happen every day, so make yours stand out with some personalized pig roast party products. Think of the essentials –; napkins for sticky barbecue sauce messes, and cups to wash down that delicious pork! Keep messes to a minimum with our custom party napkins that come in a variety of personalized styles. Just make sure you order with plenty of time so you can get the customization you want.

Cooking the pig will take anywhere from 6-8 hours, so make sure you keep your favorite drink chilled all day long. We love staying on-theme with a personalized pig roast beer bottle hugger.

You can’;t go wrong with any pulled pork dish, but we suggest getting the most out of your pig roast with a twist on the classic burger. Go big or go home with Trisha Yearwood’;s Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger recipe –; the bacon bits in this burger are a game changer! Plus, it’;s nice to have a little variety for your barbecue.?

Recipe courtesy of The Food Network

What you’;ll need:?

Grillin’; time:

When your pig is fully cooked, set up a long table for family-style dining and cover with an outdoor grilling table cover that will allow for quick cleanup.?

Carve up your pig and serve alongside the bacon cheeseburgers and your choice of sides. The only thing missing now is a perfectly paired cocktail. Set up a drink station and prep with ingredients for the summer’;s coolest cocktails. Choose any of these recipes from Esquire and?serve up over ice (we love the Salty Bird!). Personalize any of our custom Styrofoam cups for the final touch on this perfect pig roast!

Recipe courtesy of Esquire

What you’;ll need:

Pour alongside your pork:

After a long day of cooking and eating off your hard work, send guests home with a sleeve of our personalized hard plastic cups so they will remember this day for years to come. See? Planning the perfect summer pig roast isn’;t as hard as it seems… especially when you have Two Funny Girls by your side!

Insulated Bottle Hugger

Party Napkin

Personalized Cutting and Serving Board

Personalized Styrofoam Cups

Custom Hard Plastic Cups

Paper Table Cover for Grilling

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