An Easy Hot Dog Bar Idea for a Grilling Party

This hot dog bar setup is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.

No matter how much we have going on, we make sure each and every weekend is filled with family-time. We may spend a day out and about exploring a St. Louis attraction, or just spend time together in the backyard. No matter what we end up doing, it involves lots of laughter, fun, and good eats.

Hot Dog Bar Idea for Grilling Party

Another definite thing that occurs during the weekend is my husband’s cooking and grilling. Making the perfect steak and anything we can get on the grill is strictly his territory. Since he works long hours on weekdays, the weekend is when we have cookouts and enjoy his delicious feasts.  Often we invite family over and make it a get-together for everyone.

Sometimes he makes a 5-course meal complete with steaks for eight people and he spends most of the time cooking and is exhausted by the time dinner is over.

Grilled Ball Park Park's Finest Hot Dogs

Other times we have our own little backyard grillathon. We love to grill all kinds of vegetables, pork, steaks, burgers and hot dogs. Grilling, prepping, and setting up food options before guests arrive is a great way to ensure plenty of socializing and family time.

Last weekend we made a Hot Dog Bar so everyone could make their own hot dogs to their liking. The kids helped me pick out some toppings to go with the hot dogs while my husband started grilling a few different varieties of Ball Park Park’s Finest. These premium beef hot dogs are made with 100 percent beef and contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors, colors or fillers, and mo nitrates or nitrites added.

Display Hot Dogs at a Hot Dog Bar

Ball Park Park’s Finest are available in 7 count, 14oz packages, in five bold varieties: Jalapeno Cheddar, Slow Cooked Chili, Signature Seasoned, Slow Smoked Hickory, and Cracked Dijon Mustard. With the different varieties infused with premium seasonings, they are still full of flavor without any toppings. They really elevate any grilling experience.

Once the hot dogs were grilled, I placed some in buns and tied with a little cut of fabric and string.

Hot Dog Bar Topping Options

Topping Options:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Sweet Relish
  • Sauerkraut
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Chopped White Onion
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Chili
  • Sandwich Sliced Dill Pickles
  • Sriracha
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Grilled Onions & Peppers

Hot Dog Bar Easy Setup

Having a variety of toppings makes it easy for guests to dress up their hot dog as much or as little as they please. I like a Ball Park Park’s Finest Jalapeno Cheddar hot dog with no toppings (the flavor is spot on) and one topped with a little pico de gallo and guacamole.

Ball Park Park's Finest Hot Dog Bar

In August, Ball Park brand will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Barbecue Marathon (team). Check out this video to see who currently holds the record. Think you got what it takes to be a part of that team? Submit a video grill your best hot dog creation and let them know why you deserve a spot. Hurry though, submissions will only be accepted until the end of today! Enter for your chance to win now!

Check back next month when I will be recapping the event and sharing more great hot dog ideas!


In the meantime, what is your favorite hot dog topping?