Attend a Last Minute BBQ Party

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You’re invited to a BBQ party at the last minute. How do you react? Hopefully, you will accept the invitation and race out the door towards fun. However, if you’re an over-thinker like me, things aren’t that simple.

Pies on a table with gold settings.

How to Attend a Last Minute Party without Stressing

Don’t miss the party because you feel unprepared. Let’s talk about some ways you can attend a last minute party without stressing.

The summer is racing by us, and it’s time to soak up every last minute of it. Now that all the planned graduation parties are winding down, family and friends are hosting spontaneous gatherings with little notice.

As a seasoned over-thinker who is great at talking myself out of fun events, I’m trying to work on improving in this area. Here are some ways to attend a party at the last minute without freaking out.

Edwards Pies on a table.

Prep your Party Wear

Unless you’re running with a high-fashion crowd, people don’t care what you wear to their party. They just want you to show up! Having said that, having party outfits ready helps me quite a bit.

If you want to stop overthinking, give yourself less to think about. If you set aside 2-3 summery outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable, it’s a lot easier to get dressed and go.

Choose loose, airy, and neutral-colored outfits that you can repeatedly wear to various summer occasions. Have a few styles of shoes to choose from in case you skip a pedicure or two. 😉

Shift your Mindset

As mentioned above, the party-thrower invited you to spend time with you. Whatever is racing through your mind as to why you should decline the invite, is most likely only in your head. Other people are caught up in their own thoughts and too busy to care if your toes are done.

As long as the invitation is from someone you know and love, just show up! You can always leave shortly after if it’s not your vibe.

Hershey's creme pie sliced on a plate.

Bring a Delicious Dessert

It’s common courtesy to bring something to a party. This doesn’t mean you have to bust out your mixer and making something from scratch. Absolutely not.

Stop at your grocery store on the way to the party and grab Edwards Desserts. While everyone else strolls up with the same old ice cream and brownies, you will stand out with tasty pies! Find the pies in the same aisle as the ice cream, although they are in a totally different league.

Trying to bring melty ice cream to a BBQ is adding more stress to your life. Waltz in with some crème de la crème instead.

Watch chocolate lovers flock to the dessert table to get a slice of Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie. I mean, how can you resist the layers of chocolate and vanilla crème?

And then that topping? Chocolate pieces, chocolate drizzle, and whipped crème top this mouthwatering masterpiece that’s perfectly nestled in its chocolate cookie crumb crust.

Everyone will also want a piece of Edwards Turtle Pie, which is sure to make you the hit of the party for bringing such a tasty morsel.

Turtle pie overhead shot and sliced.

Filled with a velvety caramel filling with rich and creamy layers of caramel, this is a pie to savor. The topping includes chocolate, pecans, and whipped crème rosettes. This pie also has an irresistible chocolate cookie crumb crust.

No additional ingredients required, Edwards pies are all you need to earn the title of “Bringer of Best Desserts.” Be ready to make new friends.

Edwards pies in the boxes.

Live in the Moment

Don’t forget to be present and live in the moment. So many of us waste precious time by obsessing over things that don’t matter or that only distract us from enjoying our loved ones.

Zero in on the here and now by catching up with friends and family, indulging in that slice of pie, and embracing every bit of summer that we have left.

Say “yes” to that next party invite and enjoy!

Chocolate pie sliced.

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  1. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to serve EDWARDS® VANILLA CARAMEL CRÈME PIE! Yummy. Thanks for the chance!

    1. Jean DeVito says:

      I’m with you Angela. Anything with chocolate and caramel, well, what could be better.

  2. Ann Fantom says:

    I would serve Key Lim pie

  3. kathy Persons says:

    Triple Berry my favorite

  4. Brianne Tursi Manz says:

    If the host doesn’t require a dish to pass or dessert, then we just go! If we’re asked to bring one, I usually have a few recipes I can pull out of my “hat”! Edwards pies look delicious and perfect for a last-minute invite.

  5. rebecca snodgrass says:

    My favorite is Key Lime!

  6. This is such a good idea. Those pies are always really good and they’re definitely easy to pick up at the last minute.

  7. I would bring the EDWARDS® Pumpkin Crème Pie, yummy!

  8. I would serve Turtle pie

  9. Christina Sparks says:

    I like to try Vanilla Creme Carmel pie

  10. Celebrate Woman Today says:

    I love this pie that looks very festive and very complicated to make. The look and the taste fit the Royalty treatment.

  11. Amy Desrosiers says:

    You just convinced me to eat a huge slice of pie! I enjoyed the Hershey’s one and love that it tasted better than my typical bowl of ice cream!

  12. I would serve the Key Lime pie because it’s so tart and delicious but the Turtle pie would be my second choice!

  13. OMG! The layers inside that pie look so good! Love how they are frozen too.

  14. I would go with Edward’s Chocolate Creme pie. It is one that most will like. I grew up loving it,as a treat a few times a year, always One during the Winter festivities and I’ve continued the tradition. (Though we it sometimes on regular days too and turn them into special pie days.)

  15. The chocolate cream pie looks amazing! I’m sure I’d be the belle of the ball if I showed up at a BBQ with one of these pies!

  16. I love Edwards Pie. They always have some great pie. I’ve had these ones too, and they’re so good.

  17. I would not be upset if you brought this over to my house. That’s like my favorite dessert ever.

  18. I need to have some of these pies on hand. My friends and I often have last minute get togethers and I never know what to bring.

  19. Lindsay A. says:

    I would love to serve the Edwards Reese’s Creme Pie! YUM!

  20. Holly Thomas says:

    Key Lime, it is my favorite!

  21. Jessie McCloskey says:

    I would definitely go with the Hershey Créme Pie, my favorite!

  22. I love the idea of a bomb dessert! To attend a bbq party is much easier with these tips!

  23. My family has liked all the Edwards pies that we’ve tried, *BUT* the Pumpkin Creme (when I was able to find it) was definitely a favorite.

  24. I love the ease of an Edwards Pie. They make bringing dessert to any party so fun!

  25. This dessert really is the bomb. Ah! I can feel how stressful it it having to be on a last minute bbq party. Thanks to this, I now clearly know what to do.

  26. Laura Unger says:

    These all look so delicious, but I think I would choose to serve the Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie! Yum!

  27. Lula Ruger says:

    I love the chocolate creme pie

  28. Hershey’s Chocolate Creme Pie with the delicious Chocolate Cookie Crust.

  29. Cindy Merrill says:

    The chocolate dream pie looks dreamy and I’d love to try some.

  30. I’d serve the EDWARDS® Key Lime Pie

  31. Cindy Peterson says:

    I adore Edwards Key Lime pies but since my next party will be a BBQ I think I will have to try EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S* S’mores Crème Pie

  32. Tiffany S says:

    I would serve the key lime pie at my next summer party.

  33. Roberta Thompson says:

    The vanilla caramel looks amazing!

  34. Tony Platz says:

    either the Turtle or my kids favorite Chocolate Cream.

  35. The Strawberry Creme pie would be my pick.

  36. Steve Pfister says:

    Hershey Chocolate Creme Pie for me!

  37. Lyanna Soria says:

    That turtle pie looks absolutely delicious! I haven’t tried some of the other pies from Edwards but I would love to someday.

  38. paula rousseau says:

    Chocolate cream pie so yummy

  39. Candace Galan says:

    I would serve key lime pie!

  40. Alex Saas says:

    I could definately do with some EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S* Chocolate Crème Pie!!!

  41. Reesa LEWANDOWSKI says:

    Do I have to choose just 1?!?! They all look so delicious!

  42. I would serve their Key Lime Pie. Most refreshing in the summer time!

  43. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Turtle pie!

  44. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I think EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S* S’mores Crème Pie would be perfect!

  45. Jennifer Wilson says:

    Instead of cake, I got an Edward’s Reese’s Cream Pie for my birthday in July. I think I started a new tradition, so I’d take a Reese’s pie to a dinner party.

  46. Thomas Gibson says:

    I would serve up Edwards Turtle Pie.

  47. Sarah Cool says:

    I love lemon meringue so I would love to serve that up at my next party

  48. Donna Teller says:

    Probably Turtle or Strawberry but it is a tough choice as I love them all.

  49. I would serve Edward’s S’mores Crème Pie 🙂

  50. I would serve the Hershey pie.

  51. Jessica W. says:

    I would serve Chocolate Crème Pie at my next party!

  52. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d serve the EDWARDS® HERSHEY’S* Chocolate Crème Pie! Yuummm!

  53. Erica Golding says:

    So easy and yummy! But you made it look so fancy! Love it.

  54. The Hershey’s chocolate pie is my absolute favorite

  55. EMMA L HORTON says:


  56. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would serve the Key Lime pie. I love it!

  57. I really like their Key Lime Pie.
    Thanks for the contest.

  58. Jenny Ham says:

    I would serve Turtle pie. I would love to have some Turtle pie at this very moment looks so good.

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