Remember counting down the days to summer when you were a kid? You’d eagerly await the days when you could sleep in all day and relax all night. Sure, summers might be a bit different now that you’ve grown up, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less memorable! With the summer solstice just days away, here are a few ways you can stay active and make the most of this summer.
Host a Summer Beach Party
Who needs a catering hall when you’ve got a beach? In addition to the food and music, make sure you’re also prepared with a few summer drinks (just make sure you double-check your beach’s alcohol policy first!).
Splash Around at a Water Park
From kiddie pools for the little ones to giant water slides for your older kids, water parks have something for everyone in your family. Plus, a day at the water park gives you an excuse to be away from your phone (and more importantly, emails) all day!
Make Your Own Ice Cream
The DIY trend doesn’t have to stop at face masks and wall art. This year, make your own ice cream right in your kitchen. Not only is it tasty, but it’s inexpensive and you can customize it to your liking. This also makes a great rainy day activity for kids, because what kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t want to spend the day making ice cream?
Plan a Picnic
Grab a blanket, throw a few sandwiches in the cooler, and make a playlist because picnic season is here! Whether you go with a big group or just one other person, it’s never a bad idea to bring a few games along, too. A soccer ball or a frisbee is all you need to get people in the summer groove!
Catch a Movie Outside
Pack a few folding chairs and some snacks and take movie night out of your living room and into the park. If you have little ones, get there early because many towns show a kid’s movie before the feature film.
Have Friends Over for a Pool Party
For kids and adults alike, one of the most exciting parts of the summer is getting to throw your bathing suit on and jump in the pool. And because everything you need for a pool party is right there in your backyard, this is a great last-minute idea.
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to break out the fresh fruit! A fruit bouquet is the perfect, shareable snack to end any summer day with.