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How to Kick Start Your Summer!

With the official start of summer right around the corner, we know that you’re probably already thinking of some of the great ways to celebrate the season. At Table-Mate®, we manufacture the highest quality, portable table trays you need to make life simple and easy. 

In today’s post, we’ll look at some nostalgic ways to celebrate the start of summer. Whether you choose to host a large backyard barbecue or try some of the ideas we have for you today, make sure that you have plenty of portable table trays for all of your fun summer activities. Don’t have enough? Shop our online store today!

1. Make S’mores

Is there any dessert that is synonymous with summer more than s’mores? We don’t think so! This sticky treat is something that seems to date back generations and never goes out of style. In fact, you can make yours with the traditional recipe of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bar, or you can try a new version and switch out the chocolate bar for peanut butter cups. No matter how you make your s’mores, we bet that first bite will take you right back to your childhood!

2. Celebrate the Summer Solstice

On Friday, June 21, 2019, be sure to enjoy the longest day of sunshine in the entire year! The sun will reach its northernmost point, which means that we get to enjoy more hours of daylight than on any other day. You can celebrate the solstice by having a family get-together, attending your grandkids’ softball games, or just relaxing on the back patio as you soak in those extra hours of sunshine. However you choose to celebrate, portable table trays from Table-Mate® are ideal for holding snack food and drink items.

3. Go Wading

During the hot days of summer, one of the most enjoyable activities can be taking off your socks and shoes, rolling up your pants, and stepping into a nearby creek, river, or lake. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to spot tadpoles, newts, and minnows. If your grandkids are staying with you, be sure to show them the fun of holding a tadpole in a handful of water before releasing it back to the pond or creek.

4. Enjoy a Mint Julep

Mint juleps are delightfully refreshing and light. They are typically made using sweet mint syrup, but you could also enjoy a variation by using sweet mint tea. The key ingredient to a traditional mint julep is bourbon, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could also try using brandy or tequila.

5. Sit on Your Porch

Whether you have a front porch or a back porch, you probably also have a swing, rocking chair, or other chair that you can relax in on long summer nights. One of the great joys of summer is the ability to spend time outside observing nature, watching your grandkids play, or simply enjoying a colorful sunset, all from the comfort of your porch. Make sure to have portable table trays from Table-Mate® on your porch to hold all of the delicious Mint juleps you’ll be enjoying! 

At Table-Mate®, we want you to enjoy one of your best summers yet, which is why we hope you find our list of ideas for summer fun helpful. Make sure to browse our online store to find the portable table trays you need for all of your fun activities this summer.

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