These days, it seems like we’re always celebrating SOMETHING, especially on social media. Check your calendar on any give day and you’ll discover it’s “National _ Day!” and suddenly, you’ll want whatever that “blank” item might be! It’s all silly fun, though, and this August’s celebrations definitely don’t disappoint. Here are a few of our favorites:

August 1st: National Girlfriends Day

This sounds like a perfect excuse for a Moms night out, right? Gather your fellow mom friends and head out for the night out on the town – you deserve it!

August 2nd: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

We didn’t know we needed a special reason to eat ice cream sandwiches, but if this isn’t the best excuse of them all, we’re not sure what is! For a special twist, how about making them at home? We love this recipe from Serious Eats.

August 16th: National Tell a Joke Day

Gather your best “Knock Knock” jokes and set up a comedy club in your living room or back yard. Get a head start with this book set from Fat Brain Toys and see who laughs the hardest!

August 20th: National Lemonade Day

Lemonade is definitely our drink of choice in the summertime, so every day is National Lemonade Day. But on this “official” holiday, how about trying a new recipe blend, adding fresh fruit to a classic lemonade, or the most classic of all – have your kids set up a lemonade stand (we love these tips from Momtastic).

August 30th: National Beach Day

Check out our July 13th post about how to have a fun family day at the beach, minus the stress! With the right essentials, you can relax and have a great time with your family. After all, it’s National Beach Day!