It's heatin' up here in Vegas! We are ready to spend our weekends outside before our weather turns unbearably hot. We've put together some ideas for a summer family get together with snacks, games, dinner and socializing.
Start the day with some classic games--croquet, bocce ball, badminton and horseshoes. If you're fortunate to have a large enough park or backyard these can be played simultaneously. Otherwise, you can cycle through activities. The best part is, all of these require minimal set up and tear down. If your crowd is competitive, break into family teams and assign points to each game. Reward the winning family with movie tickets or an outdoor game set of their own.
Have plenty of high energy grab-n-go snacks on hand for the gamers and sideline viewers. Homemade granola, sliced fruit and veggies and premade pb&j. Refresh with a cool lemonade bar offering a variety of flavors--peach, raspberry, mint and lavendar are our favorites.
Mix a summery cocktail for adults and relax while the kiddos make treats by the fire. Set out a basket of goodies with smore's ingredients. Throw in a few untraditional items--believe it or not Starbursts are delicious when roasted and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a fantastic substitue for plain chocolate squares!