Warmer weather means... barbecue season! I don't know about you, but it never officially feels like summer until the kickoff backyard BBQ bash. Since the party is all about the feast, you better start planning the party menu now. Here's how to prepare your picnic basket with 6 of the best sides to accompany your signature BBQ.

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No backyard barbecue is complete without Southern Living's Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad.

It's called the Best Barbecue Coleslaw for a reason.

Learn to grill corn like a pro!

Can't forget the mac 'n' cheese...

Lastly, finish your ultimate backyard barbecue with a sweet and spicy corn bread