I have no idea how this community got so freakin' huge, but since it is, I might as well get on board my own self.
It is now July, Independence Day Weekend, the dog-days of summer. Whatever you call it, it's hot outside. Great time to host a barbecue!
You can go to your local discount store (K-Mart, WalMart, Target, Shopko, etc) and buy a portable grill for under $10. A bag of charcoal, meat and veggies and you are all set. Get a party tub and fill it with ice. Send out invites, and make it a potluck bar. Everyone who comes has to have a beverage to stick in the party tub, whether it is soda, beer, or anything else.
If you have a little more money to spend, you can get a cheap kiddie pool, fill it with water, and make it the pit in a friendly game of tug-of-war. If everyone has enough to drink, maybe you could hook up one of those sprinkler things we had when we were kids. I had one that looked like a clown head. The water sprayed out of multi-colored tubes that were supposed to be his hair. Creepy, huh?
I plan on cooking out every single weekend this summer. We have no yard, but our building does have a courtyard complete with tables and chairs.
Give me all your great summer fun ideas. I want to see at least 25 replies, STAT! Or, I may have to make you read copies of Ladies Home Journal from 1997. Don't make me hurt you. ;-)