07/29/2013 09:42 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

Creative Entertaining: How to Throw a Burger Bash

It's summertime and everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. What's easier than gathering friends and family for a backyard BBQ? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, grilling is a hallowed summer tradition.

Burgers, corn on the cob and a fresh summer salad is the perfect casual dinner. The quintessential king of burgers, chef and restauranteur Danny Meyer told the CBS Sunday Show, "It's the most democratic food that America has ever produced." While burgers were invented in the late 1800s, you don't have to serve up the same old beef burger. Why not get creative and have a burger bash?

Entertaining doesn't have to be hard. With some creativity and imagination anyone can do it. Here are some quick easy tips to take your summer entertaining from ordinary to extraordinary.

Check out the sizzling results in this photo gallery for more tips:

How to Throw a Backyard Burger Bash

Photo credit: Mark Luciani