Make a shopping list.
Get your recipes and grocery list together and be sure you have gas or charcoal for the grill. Need recipe ideas? Here are 5!
1. Watermelon, blueberry and feta salad
2. Grilled hot dogs and pineapple salsa
3. Veggie kabobs
4. Parmesan garlic grilled corn
5. Bacon cheeseburger dip
Don’t forget the s’mores.
Get ready to play.
Set up an outdoor play area for the kids. Think sprinklers, corn hole, can jam, a water table, sidewalk chalk, water balloons, and everyone’s favorite, bubbles. Make sure to plan ahead and get the yard sprayed for bugs before the holiday! Don’t have time? Grab some citronella candlesand bug spray. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Extra special fun.
If there is ever a time for sparklers and glow necklaces, it is now!! Just remember, safety is key!
Baby you’re a firework!
Look up your local fireworks displays and 4th of July events. Be sure to plan ahead for parking. Don’t forget to bring beach chairs, blankets, sweatshirts and bug spray.
This article originally appeared on The Local Moms Network.