How To Throw A Backyard Eid al-Adha Celebration

For those of you who yearn to hold on to summer for as long as you can, what better than to throw an upscale barbeque for Eid al-Adha. It is the perfect occasion to share delicious grilled lamb and beef dishes while spending time with family and friends.

Decor: Boho Vibes 

The lights, decor, and vibe of a backyard wedding really translate into great Eid decor. I love dreamcatchers, they are so whimsical and can be customized to various tastes. When I was in grade school, I would make homemade dream catchers from paper plates and yarn. Nowadays, it’s so easy to make them from a few simple items from Michaels Craft Store. You can see my tutorial here. Summer backyard lights, mason jars with candles, combined with the dream catchers made for a beautiful ambiance.

Drinks: Melon Drinks

Many people enjoy Melon during Ramadan and Eid holidays because it was one of the Prophet’s (PBUH) favorite foods. So I love to offer a few melon drinks on Eid day:

Main Course: Lamb Chops

Lamb and beef are staples of the Eid-al-Adha celebration, as Turkey is to Thanksgiving, and Ham is to Christmas. Check out my simple and tasty Grilled Lamp Recipe.

IslamiMommy Lamb Chops
Photo Credit: IslamiMommy

Eid al-Adha is called the greater of the two Eids but often has less fanfare. I’m looking forward to bringing Eid cheer to our home this year. Along with this celebration, my family started a few new traditions in regards to volunteering and giving during this time.

I hope you have a blessed Eid celebration.

Peace & Salam,


10 thoughts on “How To Throw A Backyard Eid al-Adha Celebration

  1. Omg! That’s an awesome idea as a BBQ lover here. I just really hope we can have a backyard though here in UAE 🙂 lovely thoughts!


  2. The decor looks so nice! we usually barbecue in Libya, so in any weather conditions you’ll find us out enjoying our Eid that way! volunteering and giving is such a kind act to do as well, its a great time to remind ourselves how important it is.


  3. With another awesome backyard post, I really need to a home with a backyard soon. Its been on my mind for a while and I think we should just go for it. Btw its too hot here in Qatar bow for bbqs but then yeah totally gonna try this out in winter. also, mutton chops are always a big hit at the bbq .


  4. Since I’m a revert, I’m often lacking in the celebration side of things! However, I think this looks like something I can pull off in China! Time flies! Just one year ago I was preparing for Hajj sub7anAllah! Now this time of year has good memories for me so I want to make sure I celebrate 🙂


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