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The Ultimate Summertime Roundup

Summer is practically here, and despite quarantine and the crazy last few months we’ve had, I’m determined to make this summer fun! Bring on the BBQs, outdoor play dates, patriotic holidays, summer arts and crafts and more. I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to bring to y’all this Ultimate Summertime Roundup featuring amazing summer recipe ideas and activities for the kids!.

Ready for a summer full of fun? This ultimate summer roundup is full of summer recipe ideas, kids summer crafts and everything you need to set up the perfect summer BBQ! #summerideas #summercraftsforkids #summercraftideas #summerbbqrecipes #bbqrecipes #summercocktails #nonalcoholicsummerdrinks

In this summertime roundup, you’ll find BBQ recipes for your next gathering as well as refreshing cocktails and sweet treats. You’ll also find some awesome crafts to create with your kids, how to decorate for an outdoor gathering and other fun ways to make this summer the best one yet!

Summer BBQ Recipes

Summertime means backyard BBQs and fun gatherings! Our parties may be smaller this year, but hopefully you’ll still be able to have some fun outdoor get togethers this summer. Even if it’s just your family, take a look at these delicious summer BBQ dinner recipes that will leave your mouth watering!

Summer BBQ recipe

Balsamic Herb Chicken & Sausage Kabobs from All My Good Things

Watermelon, Ham and Cheese Kabobs from Simple Moments Stick

Broccoli Salad from Not Quite Super Mom

Simple Summer Salad from Kitchen Psychology

Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp Salad from Amy’s Balancing Act

Mexican Street Corn Salad from Two Pink Peonies

Summertime roundup ideas: Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa from A Thought and A Half

Summertime Mango Salsa from Janelle Rendon

Vegan Baked Beans from Living Smart Girl

Summertime Cocktails

What’s a BBQ or pool day without a cocktail in your hand? This summertime roundup wouldn’t be complete without some refreshing cocktails meant for hot summer days.

Summertime cocktails! 4th of July cocktail for a summer BBQ. #4thofjulycocktail #summerdrinks #summerrecipeideas #summerroundup

Stars and Stripes Cocktail from Simple Moments Stick

Guilt Free Summer Cocktails from Get Fit with Cedar

The Best Peach Sangria from Stacy Ling

How to Make a Spicy Margarita from This is Mel Drake

Watermelon Rose Slushy from My Style Vita

Non-Alcoholic Summer Drinks

For those that don’t drink or can’t for whatever reason, here are a few non alcoholic choices to enjoy!

Non Alcoholic summer drink ideas!

5 Fruit Water Recipes from A Thought & A Half

Grapefruit Crush from Life is but a Dish

Easy, Delicious Smoothie Recipes from Amy’s Balancing Act

Tropical Pink from Southern Plate

Simple Southern Peach Iced Tea from A Thought & A Half

Patriotic Punch from Mom Endeavors

Sweet Summer Themed Treats

Some say that treats are just for the kids, but my sweet tooth says otherwise. These summer themed treats are perfect for all ages. Some are also fun to make with the kids, so get creative and make an activity out of it!

Summer themed treats for your Ultimate Summertime Roundup! #4thofjulypopsicles #redwhiteandblue #patriotictreats

Red, White and Blue Popsicles from Simplifying Family

Patriotic Pizza Cookie from Amy’s Balancing Act

11 Healthy Summer Treats that are also Fun Activities from Go Green Mamas

Sprinkle Geode Cake Tutorial from Bree Pair

Mini S'mores pots for kids, a summertime treat

Mini S’mores Pots for Kids from Grace, Giggles and Naptime

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake from A Southern Fairytale

Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas from Fresh + Lively

Summer Themed Kids Crafts

If you’re running out of ideas for creative crafts with the kids, check out some of these fun options! Some are perfect to create while enjoying the weather outside and others are fun learning tools for Memorial Day or the 4th of July!

Butterfly Coffee Filter Craft - a summer craft for kids

Coffee Filter Butterflies from Organized Island

DIY Popsicle Sleeves from Living in Happy Place

Easy Ocean Crafts for Kids from The Growing Creatives

3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk Paint from Amy’s Balancing Act

DIY Sun Catchers from Artful Parent

Pool Noodle Monsters - a summer craft for kids

Pool Noodle Monsters from The Clumsy Crafter

How to Make Ice Paint from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Spray Bottle Art from Amy’s Balancing Act

Sharpie Tie Dye Shoes from Fun Loving Families

Patriotic Paper Plate Wreath - a summertime or 4th of July craft for kids

4th of July Paper Plate Wreath from Crafts by Ria

4th of July Fireworks Crafts from Crafty Morning

Patriotic Paper Towel Firework Rockets from Simplifying Family

These 4th of July party printables are the perfect addition to our summertime roundup! Everything you need to decorate along with activities for the kids. Your patriotic celebration will be over the top with these free printables! #patrioticprintables #4thofjulypartydecor #4thofjulyprintables #freeprintables #americanthemedpartydecor

50+ Patriotic Printables from For Mommies by Mommy

Outdoor Fun & Games for Kids

Is it really summer without fun outdoor games and water play? These outdoor activities are sure to keep your kids busy and wear them out by the end of the day!

At Home Summer Activities for Your Toddler from Amy’s Balancing Act

Giant Frisbee Tic Tac Toe from DIY Adulation

Summer Playground Challenge from Steak and Kale

Outdoor Play Ideas for Kids from Sidekick Mama

Slip ‘n Slide Kickball from Clark’s Condensed

Backyard Play Ideas without Toys from The Growing Creatives

28+ Screen Free Activities for Kids from Amy’s Balancing Act

More Summer Fun

Summer fun doesn’t stop at food, drinks and crafts! Take a look at these other great things to do this summer at home.

How to host a summertime outdoor party!

How to Host a Summer Outdoor Party from Life by Leanna

How to Throw a Gluten Free BBQ from The Organized Mama

4th of July BBQ Ideas from Kippi at Home

Summer Bucket List from Amy’s Balancing Act

4th of July decorations

4th of July Decorations from Kippi at Home

Summertime Tablescape from Simple Moments Stick

DIY Patriotic Tablecloth from Sonya Burgess

That’s a wrap.

Put it all together and that’s a summer that you’ll never forget! I hope this summertime roundup helps you create some amazing memories this year. If you have a recipe, craft or idea that you would like added to this roundup, e-mail me at!

This summertime roundup has everything you need for summer BBQ recipe ideas to fun summer themed crafts for the kids. You can learn how to throw the perfect outdoor gathering and get over 50 free 4th of July printables to help celebrate! Get everything you need right here to make this summer the best! #summerroundup #summerrecipeideas #summerdesserts #4thofjulytreats #4thofjulycocktails #4thofjulyfreeprintables #howtothrowasummerparty #summerpartydecor

What are you looking forward to the most this summer?

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  1. I am honored to be a part of your summer roundup! This is an amazing list of summertime fun for all!! I can’t wait to share it! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for contributing! I love this amazing blogging community!

  2. What an awesome round up! Thanks for including our butterflies – pinned!!

    1. Thank you Raquel! I found the butterflies while perusing your site and knew I had to include it! My daughter is DYING to make them, so I just need to pick up some coffee filters from the store.

  3. We are SOOOO excited for summer, it’s always full of so much fun! Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas which will surely enhance our summer experience. I hope you and your family have a lovely summer 🙂

    1. We love summer so much around here too! I hope y’all have an amazing time. And thank you for contributing to my roundup!

  4. Renee says:

    Everything about this post made me excited! My kids will love making s’mores!!

    1. S’mores are the best! My daughter loves the idea of s’mores but only wants to eat the marshmallow. She doesn’t realize that she’s totally missing out!

  5. Wow this is an awesome roundup! If you’re looking for another side dish for a barbecue let me know, I have a fab Potato Bake recipe that I do all the time and everyone licks their plates clean!

    1. Absolutely! I’d love to continue to add to my list. Shoot me an e-mail at with the link and I’ll add it right away!

  6. Wow. This is such an awesome list of roundups! Thank you so much for including me!

    And thanks to this post, I’ve just found more craft ideas to do with my kids and also yummy recipes that they’re going to love!

    Thanks so much for collating this fun and helpful list!

    1. Thank you so much for collaborating with me! I love all things summer and felt like this list gives some great ideas to make it fuN!

  7. Great roundup! Honored to be included 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for contributing!

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