10 Ways To Have The BEST 👏🏽 SUMMER 👏🏽 EVER 👏🏽
Today marks the very first day of summer and we couldn’t be more excited! 🎉☀️ The weather is warm, the days are open and free, and the possibilities are endless. These three months are incredibly precious, so we’re here to help you make this the best summer of your life. Check out these 10 ways to make the most of the sunny skies and school-free days, and we bet you’ll always look back on the Summer of 2017 as the greatest summer ever. 💕
10. Make A Goal to Try Something New Every Week! 🤘🏽
Variety is the spice of life, right? 🌶 So choose something new to try each week to keep things fresh and fun on your summer break. Sign up for a rock climbing class this week, then test out a cupcake recipe step-by-step next week. Use summer as your opportunity to try out new hobbies, learn new things, and explore new activities! After all, you’ve got all the free time in the world ✨
9. Pick Out Three Books and Read All Of Them! 🤓
Reading?! Over summer?! No, this isn’t a joke! Remember how you binge-watched the entire season of 13 Reasons Why in one night? Yeah, that whole amazing show is an adaptation of a book. You know that epic movie Before I Fall? Also originally a book. Use your summer break to read books you actually want to read (not ones your teacher assigns you) and let your imagination run wild! 📚
8. Have a Potluck Picnic With Your Friends! 🌼
Find a nice spot at a sunny park, and invite all your friends out to have a potluck! Each guest brings a dish for everyone to share. You’ll have so much fun eating all the food and hanging out with your squad! 🍴
7. Get Involved With a Local Charity! 🙏🏽
It’s always important to help out those in need, and summer is the perfect time to do it. 👏🏽 Animal shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, etc. can always use volunteers. Not only will you be providing some much needed help to these groups and organizations, you’ll feel really good doing it! ❤️
6. Make Some Money! 🤑
With your back-to-school shopping trips going down in just a few months, use your break to prune your closet of clothes you haven’t worn in years and sell them! Websites like poshmark.com, shopify.com, and etsy.com make it super easy to buy and sell gently used clothes! 💸💸💸💸 Thrift stores will also often buy clothes you no longer want and give you cash or store credit for them. Sweeeet! Trust us, you’ll wish you had that extra cash money in your wallet when you’re revamping your wardrobe for the new school year! 💁🏼
5. Attend a Summer Concert! 🎵
Whether your favorite band is putting on a show in your town or there’s a free summer concert at your local park, attending a live music performance is such a fun summer activity! 🎶🎶 Get your family and friends together, pack some blankets and snacks, and enjoy the warm summer night and awesome music.
4. Make Homemade Ice Cream! 🍦
Ice cream and summertime practically go hand-in-hand, so try your hand at making some from scratch! 🍦 There are a ton of super easy, incredibly delicious ice cream recipes available like this one that requires no ice cream maker (yasss!!) and this one that’s actually so good for you! Add yummy mix-ins like berries, chocolate chips, and peanut butter to make unique flavors. 😛 And, if you're feeling extra adventurous, bake some homemade cookies 🍪 to create some drool-worthy ice cream sandwiches! 😍
3. Spend a Night At The Drive-In! 🎥 🚗
Take a cue from the fifties and spend a night watching a movie at your local drive-in movie theater! 🎬 There are a ton of awesome movies coming out this summer and there’s something SO fun about watching one from the comfort of your own car. Stock up on buttery popcorn and M&Ms for a unique nostalgic viewing experience! 🍿🍫
2. Strike Up A Bonfire 🔥
Most beaches and lakes have a spot with giant fire pits that are perfect for throwing a bonfire. Grab all your friends together, pick up some marshmallows, chocolates, and graham crackers and roast s’mores by the fire. Make sure there’s a cool summer playlist blasting in the background and lots of comfy towels to sit on! 🏖
1. Throw A Party! 🎉
There’s no better way to celebrate summer than by throwing a party! Get your gang to the closest pool or spacious backyard for an exciting get-together complete with music, snacks, and games! 🙌🏽 Get creative with a theme to make it a truly memorable summer bash! Need inspo? Check out these tips to throw your own music festival themed party!
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