Nothing against hotdogs and hamburgers, but did you know that grilled cocktails were a thing? Now that we have your attention, grab your favorite fixins and go beyond the bun.
Step right up, step right up and try your hand at throwing a backyard carnival, complete with all the fair-inspired food, games and fun that you know and love.
Grab a basket, mask and a wide-brimmed hat for a morning (or an entire afternoon) perusing the local selection. Don’t forget the reusable produce bags!
Not sure what to cook up? Try taking a page out of these childhood faves for a themed dinner (or breakfast) that gets the whole family in on mealtime. Book appetit!
The verdict is in—playing with your food is just as acceptable as eating it.
Deck your deck, patio, balcony, whatever (!) with everything you’d use in the kitchen for a not-so-typical dinner night.
For low-key summer snacks, set up a slew of small-sized noshes that go big in flavor. (Leftovers, not likely.)