Tomorrow we are heading on a summer family vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina! My husband and I haven’t taken a full week off for vacation since our honeymoon, so this trip is something we have been looking forward to for a long time. Not to mention, as full-time working parents, we are craving some quality time with our boys away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As I daydream about the fun week we have ahead of us at the beach, I can’t help but be inspired by creative foods that exude the feeling of summer. To get in the mood for our getaway, I thought I would share some fun kid-friendly beach and summer inspired recipes that would be perfect for summer entertaining!

Find the recipes here: Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes, Octopus Bell Pepper and Hummus, Watermelon PopsiclesNutter Butter Flip Flops, Peanut Butter Fudge Starfish