Two ways to ensure your summer BBQ is hilarious:
1. Make sure there is ample beer and tequila. Tequila makes everyone act like an asshole, so, if you're lucky, drunken hilarity will ensue instead of a fistfight (Tequila has, of course, been known to cause both of those things quite frequently).
2. Serve your food on these Claudia Pearson Dog Plates ($16 each, West Elm). You can make jokes about somebody wanting a "hot dog" and everyone can laugh and laugh until they puke.