Summer is the best time of the year to get outside and take advantage of the beautiful weather. After spending months waiting for the clouds to part and the temperature to rise, the time finally arrives once summer makes its appearance. It’s time to pull out your favorite pair of shorts and sandals and sport your bikini. It won’t be long until you’re wearing scarves and rain boots again, so it’s essential to take advantage while you can!
In order to make the most of this special time of year, make sure that you cross the following things off your list before the end of summer.
Have a Backyard Party
If you’ve got a backyard, it’s crucial to take advantage of it! Planning a party in your backyard can be as fancy or as casual of an event as you like. Whether you want to make it a day time barbecue or a formal sit down meal under garden lights, it’s up to you to be creative.
To make your party extra fun, you may want to consider including music, or an outdoor fire pit. Also, don’t forget to enhance your outdoor space with outdoor lights, whether that be fairy lights or solar powered – show off your garden, even in the dark! Most of all, don’t forget the cold beverages. Nothing says summer like delicious drinks!
Go For a Picnic
Even though it may seem like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, there’s nothing corny about a picnic! Eating a meal al fresco is one of the best ways to spend a summer afternoon or evening.
Pack up a basket full of warm weather foods like salads, fruits, or cold casseroles. Invite your friends to a nearby park or garden, and tell them to bring a basket too. You can enjoy great conversation and the beautiful outdoors on the comfort of a cozy blanket! It’s doesn’t get more “summery” than that!
Hit The Beach
What are you waiting for? It’s summer! Get in your car and find yourself at the nearest beach! Whether it’s the ocean, a pond, or a pool, as long as you can swim in it, it works!
The nice thing about hanging out next to a body of water is that there are so many activities you can do there. Whether it’s throwing a frisbee, going fishing, or getting a tan, the beach is full of possibilities.
There’s something magical about planting a seed and watching it flourish. Summer is the perfect opportunity to grow something of your very own. Try experimenting with growing different things and enjoy reaping your harvest after several weeks.
Although a backyard is ideal, it’s not impossible even if you live in an apartment. You can grow a sunflower, strawberries, and even herbs all from the convenience of your window sill.