July Is National ____ Month

We like to party. Here are legitimate reasons to host a fun get-together during July!

1. National Baked Bean Month

The first baked bean recipes used maple syrup and bear fat. Now, we get them from a can. Grill whatever you feel like grilling, and serve some beans on the side.

2. National July Belongs to Blueberries Month

Blueberries are grown in 35 states! Find a local pick-your-own farm, and go blueberry crazy.

3. Lasagna Awareness Month

Big, small. Meaty, vegetable-y. There are a ton of ways to have your lasagna! Throw on “Lady and the Tramp” in the background and have an Italian-themed night.

4. National Culinary Arts Month

Sadly, not all of us are gifted with amazing cooking skills. Join friends at a fancy restaurant nearby and then just order appetizers.

5. National Picnic Month

Going on a picnic is très Downtown Abbey, no? Try going on a picnic near nighttime because the temperatures during the day might actually kill you.

6. National Pickle Month

Not only are pickles delicious, they are also easy to make at home. But no one wants to make anything anymore. Just throw a jar of bread-and-butter pickles into your picnic basket and call it a day.

7. National Hot Dog Month

BuzzFeed has a lot of feelings about spiral-ing your hot dogs. About 155 million wieners will be eaten during the 4th of July weekend, so this holiday is already built-in to your celebration schedule.

8. National Ice Cream Month

First of all, always serve your ice cream in a COOKIE BOWL. Secondly, put some blueberries on your ice cream and kill two themes with one party.

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