Put These 11 Iconic Summer Moments on Your Bucket List
Yesss, it’s funnel cake season
Whatever, sweat and sunburns. We’ll always remember summer for the good times spent outdoors, sipping lemonade and rocking our best plastic shades. Here are 11 ways to make this summer legendary.
Stalk the Ice Cream Truck
We’ll take a SpongeBob, two Firecracker pops and a pink Screwball, please.
Try the Three-Step Dinner for Two
Don’t let the summer fly by without taking advantage of its extra-long, balmy evenings. Here’s a cheat sheet to enjoying your weeknight dinner alfresco. First, move your favorite table settings and candles outdoors. Literally. Then whip up a simple gazpacho as a refreshing main course. End the evening on a sweet note by snacking on bites of The Laughing Cow Creamy Original Swiss Cheese spread on chocolate graham crackers and topped with Bing cherry slivers.
Make Sugary-Sweet Lemonade
Psst: There’s a secret way to make it in one minute.
Gobble Funnel Cake at the Fair
It’s a tradition. Just make sure you eat it after riding the Ferris wheel.
Sip Cocktails Outside
Head to the nearest bar with a patio, order a cucumber martini and park yourself in a chair for the rest of the day.
Hang Poolside at a Party
When you were a kid, pool time meant doing cannonballs and pretending to be a mermaid. Now it means wearing a carefully selected swimsuit, donning a gorgeous summer braid and sipping a frozen drink. When you go out après swim, let down your locks and rock the resulting beachy waves crease-free. (You can thank your Invisibobble for that.)
...And Load Up on Ridiculous Pool Floats
Preferably in oh-so-Instagrammable pizza and doughnut shapes.
Watch Fireworks on the Fourth
There’s nothing like relaxing in a crowded field of lawn chairs with the smell of firecracker smoke in the air.
Watch Fireworks in Your Backyard
Because your next-door neighbor loves to DIY. Legally, illegally…we won’t judge.