How have I not thought of this already???  Freezing ice balloons for coolers at parties-very festive and much less drippy than ice!  You could totally color-code this according to whatever theme you might be having. :)

Frozen Water Balloon Cooler Idea from Munchkins and Mayhem. Freeze water balloons for a less messy way to chill those beverages!

Sprite and gummy bears... very cute and creative for the kids in the summertime!!

Sprite and gummy bear popsicles! Great idea for kids birthday parties! Take any type of popsicle container and place gummy bears in side then pour sprite over. And stick it on the freezer over-night.

3 twin sheets + hula-hoop + rope = canopy tent

3 twin sheets & hula-hoop & rope - great backyard or camping play area. Click photo for step by step instructions with photos on how to make this awesome hula-hoop tent.

No trees required

No trees required, perfect for when you want to lay out in the sun with some friends. or even just do one hammock, 2 posts. relax, and enjoy your summer.

So true!!!! Come on warm weather!

Life is Better in Flip Flops Beach Sign . Our Flip Flop Beach Signs are made in the USA.

outdoor tic tac toe

Outdoor tic tac toe using stone tiles and rocks. I would make a small garden for the kids and have this in it. Cute decor when the kids aren't playing with it. Great for when the mom is at work and the kids want to play

50 Summer Crafts for Kids

50 Summer Crafts for Kids - a nice little collection of craft ideas to keep kids busy this summer.

Watermelon on sticks. Brilliant.

Watermelon on a stick is the perfect summer party treat! Check out more summer party ideas from One Charming Party.

Summer Crafts

A Glimpse Inside: Summer Frame Wreath Tutorial - change up colors for any season or holiday

Summer Fun Activity Ideas

Summer Fun Activity Ideas - It's like a countdown. Each card holds a fun activity you pick each day.

Use Your Noodle: Pool Noodle Backyard Games

Use Your Noodle: Pool Noodle Backyard Games

Fun game made from Pool Noodles!How to Make a Ring Cut a toilet paper tube lengthwise. Roll up the tube and insert it into a thin hollow pool noodle. Attach the other end of the noodle and secure it with duct tape.