4th of July weekend is a tad different than it was last year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to celebrate and relax! We’ve put together a short list of fun things to do at home or out with friends and family this weekend in Monmouth County! Happy 4th, ladies!

 

Have a BBQ

 

Invite a few friends over to social distance in the yard, and support local spots that didn’t get a chance to open this week! Have your BBQ catered, or pick up some appetizers to bring with you if you’re headed out!

 

Jacques Exclusive Catering – Hazlet

MJ’s – Multiple locations (their thai chili wings are HEAVENLY)

Local Smoke BBQ – Multiple Locations

Surf BBQ – Rumson

TST BBQ- Leonardo

 


Bring the Kids for Ice Cream!

 

 

Try out a place you’ve always heard about, but haven’t tried!

Hoffman’s – Pt. Pleasant, Spring Lake, Long Branch, and Little Silver

Sundae Times – Spring Lake

Coney Waffle – Asbury Park, Red Bank, Pier Village, and Belmar

Nicholas Creamery – Atlantic Highlands and Fair Haven

Lighthouse Strollo’s Homemade Italian Ice – Multiple Locations

Polar Bear Ice Cream, Keansburg

Jersey Freeze, Freehold

Cookman Creamery, Asbury Park

Ryan’s Homemade Ice Cream, Tinton Falls


Head to the Beach

 

 

Check out our Monmouth County Beach Guide here to find a great beach near you!

 


Play Mini Golf!

Perfect for all ages, mini golf is always a good time with the fam!

Hole in One Mini Golf – Leonardo 

Farmer Brown’s Mini Golf – Farmingdale

Asbury 18 Mini Golf – Asbury Park

Swing Time Family Fun – Howell

Shipwreck Island – Bradley Beach

 


Make 4th of July Themed Recipes

 

Need some ideas for your 4th of July menu? These options include something for everyone, from festive cocktails to savory sides. Hope everyone has a happy—and healthy—holiday this year.

Drinks
Watermelon Mojito from Barefoot Contessa
Boozy Cherry Bombs from Delish

Apps/Snacks
Patriotic Party Mix from The Baker Mama
Keto Corn Dog Mini Muffins Recipe from Elana’s Pantry

Mains
The Best Grilled Chicken from Once Upon a Chef
Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers from The Minimalist Baker

Sides
Crispy Bacon Pasta Salad from How Sweet Eats
Classic Grilled Corn on the Cob from Southern Living

Desserts
Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas from Food Network
American Flag Cupcakes (semi-homemade!) from Freut Cake

 

 

 

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