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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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How do you attend a last minute BBQ or party with ease?

Jenny Ham

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

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

Sarah L

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

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

Laurie Emerson

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

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


Tuesday 27th of August 2019


ae minx

Monday 26th of August 2019

The Hershey's chocolate pie is my absolute favorite