We're going to be hosting a rehearsal dinner for 40 to 50 in Santa Barbara. There are lots of kids coming so we want it to be very casual with the emphasis on fun, and because we're opening it up to any of the guests who are in town that night, not too pricey. We're aware of all the usual suspects for rehearsals and while they sound very nice, they don't really fit the type of atmosphere we're trying to create with kids running around and everyone just mingling freely. BBQ or just a good grill would be perfect.
Any suggestions? Thanks,