Savour Summer's Last Hurrah
Meet up after the farmers market for canning. Ask each person to show up to the party with a bagful of farmers market produce of their choice, along with a recipe they would like to use to preserve it. Coordinate ahead of time to make sure you have enough supplies for all of the cooking projects.
Get canning! Jam, tomato sauce, and pie fillings are classics. Or, if heat canning sounds like too much trouble, you could always make refrigerator pickles and freezer jam. When you’re all done, divvy up the goods so each person goes home with an assortment of goodies.
And while the grill is still hot, why not grill up a few halved peaches for dessert? They are divine topped with ice cream or honey.
Go to the beach one more time. Check off all of your favorite summer-beach-day traditions on one afternoon: Take a dip, build a sand castle, collect shells and treasures, and go for a walk. Head home when tummies start grumbling close to dinnertime.
Swap travel stories and slideshows. Invite your friends and family over for a travel slideshow party with a twist — ask each person to bring their own photos to share, and take turns showing off where you’ve been. To make the event even more worthwhile, ask each guest to bring a list of his or her top-10-favorite places from a summer trip. After the party each person can go home with a collection of mini travel guides!
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