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!.
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!
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
Peach Salsa from A Thought and A Half
Summertime Mango Salsa from Janelle Rendon
Vegan Baked Beans from Living Smart Girl
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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 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
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
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org!