Hosting a cookout or just having friends over to hang out in the backyard? Leave out these essentials for everyone to use as needed.

Hosting an Upscale Cookout

graham cracker crumbs, fruit strips towels, teddy grahams, drink umbrella--teddy tan cupcakes!

Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Tanning Teddy Bear Cupcakes

Americana Wreath Patriotic Wreath Fourth of by NewEnglandWreath, $129.00

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Over 100 ideas for summer activities with the kids! "Laminate some articles you've been wanting to read, turn on the sprinkler, and lounge in the sun while your kids play and get wet"

Summer Fun: My Bucket List - Mother's Niche

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This foil river would have been handy at the beach the other day! -- Keep Your Kids Busy On $10 Or Less With These 36 Awesome Summer Activities

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Little Bit of Paint: 4th of July Porch

Little Bit of Paint: 4th of July Porch

Fourth of July centerpiece. The container is a cardboard Uncle Sam hat filled with hydrangeas and patriotic pinwheels.

Fourth of July table setting | Skip To My Lou

@Meagan Finnegan Finnegan Beals you should do this at Sophia's 1st birthday party but with red white and blue cake pops instead of flowers. Put some crafting foam in the bottom to stick the cake pops into where they stand up! :)

American Flag Mason Jars

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns Topics ...

Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

you can do this for any holiday or style OR paint a few diff sizes and turn it into a homemade wind chime...I have all the stuff in the house to do this!!!

*Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM!*: 4th of July Tin Can Windsocks

Front Porch – 4th of July Decorating Ideas- Lots of ideas, including these patriotic painted pots by All You!

Front Porch – 4th of July Decorating Ideas | The Budget Decorator

Creative 4th of July Crafts for Kids (Make fireworks, american flags, and more patriotic art projects!)

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Q-Tip Fireworks Craft for Kids - Great 4th of July craft or for a Memorial day art project!

Q-Tip Fireworks Craft for Kids - Sassy Dealz

20 of the Best Fourth of July Treat Ideas #patriotic #treats #july #fourth

20 of the Best Fourth of July Treat Ideas - Cupcake Diaries

35 FREE Things to Do with Toddlers and Young Kids at the Beach! from Nothing if Not Intentional

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SO many great indoor games, building activities, and science experiments by a mom of boys. Lots of good learning stuff too. Perfect for these HOT summer days we have!

Game for Kids: Racing Pom Pom Balls - Frugal Fun For Boys

Summer Activity Idea List - indoor and outdoor activities. I realize this is probably meant for little kids, but all of these things sound fun!

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Sidewalk Squirty Paint - this stuff is so fun it kept my kids playing for a whole afternoon! {Only 3 ingredients!}

Summer Fun with Sidewalk Chalk ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Looking for simple and wholesome ways for your kids to enjoy this spring and summer? Here's a FREE Printable: 50 Fun Things for Kids to Do

FREE Printable: 50 Fun Things for Kids to Do

160 Summer Fun List IDEAS!! from #craftingchicks #summerfunlist #summerfun

160 Summer Fun List IDEAS

Firecracker Red White and Blue Cake

50 Family Fun Ideas for $10 or Less -- there are some GREAT ideas in this post!

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Has the "I'm bored" whining started yet?? Here are 50 outdoor summer activities for your kids to check off! A bike obstacle course, a water balloon pinata and glow in the dark bowling sound like tons of fun to me!

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