Unconventional At-Home Summer Celebrations

Summer is here! We’ve gathered some unconventional ideas for your next family celebration.

Backyard Camping: 

Build memories in your backyard by sleeping under the stars. Here, you can enjoy the fresh air, unwind, and unplug. Set up a campfire and try swapping out typical chocolate in your s’mores for Nutella, peanut butter, or a peppermint patty. 

Charcuterie Board Party:

Feeling fancy? Charcuterie boards are the perfect appetizer or meal to try this year. Like a deli tray, a charcuterie board is a variety of finger foods displayed on a wood cutting board. Sliced meats, fine cheeses, grapes, and crackers are all standard to find on a charcuterie board, but we’ve got some unusual ingredients in mind to level up. Add something special like raw honey, bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto, vibrant fruits like figs and kumquats, jams or preserves, and toasted baguette slices. 

DIY Pizza On The Grill Party:

Whether you buy pre-made dough or make your own, pizza on the grill is an easy and fun way to kick off the summer. Some great and unconventional toppings to try are:

1. Grilled cherry, goat cheese, arugula, and balsamic vinegar. Yes, it’s cherry season which means it’s never been a better time to try adding cherries to a classic dish. Catch the full recipe here

2. Barbecue sauce, grilled chicken breast, gouda cheese, red onions, and cilantro. Mimicking a famous barbecue chicken pizza recipe, this option is a classic with a twist. 

3. Fruit, cookies, candy, chocolate. With dessert pizza, the sky’s the limit! Top with vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat. Check out this Monster Cookie Skillet recipe for more inspiration.

Make this summer one to remember. Trying one or a combination of these will surely make for an exciting occasion.