10 Summer Traditions You’ll Always Remember
People tend to think about winter time as the time to make traditions, but the truth is the summer months are just as good! There are all sorts of activities you can enjoy as a family during the summer months, which are no doubt sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Take a look below at 10 summer traditions you’ll always remember!
1. Create a fairy garden.
Gather a large pot or container and add miniature plants, rocks, moss, dollhouse miniatures, and other pieces to create the perfect little fairy garden. See how creative you can be then add to the garden as the summer months go on. Don’t forget to take a picture of your creation!
2. Have a beach picnic.
Gather up the family and enjoy an over the top beach picnic! Try some new finger food recipes, make fancy mocktails, bring plenty of outdoor games, umbrellas, blankets, the works! Make an entire day of it and end the evening with sparklers.
3. Host a summer time bike wash.
Get out the buckets, soap, sponges, and of course hose and host a neighborhood bike wash. Let the kids go to town washing their bikes and getting wet. When you are done and everyone’s bike is looking great, why not have a bike parade around the neighborhood?
4. Enjoy a neighborhood card party.
Invite all of the neighbors to gather in a few of the front lawns for a neighborhood card party. Set up card tables and get games of poker, euchre, and even war and go-fish for the kids going! Have families bring snacks and drinks to share and let the fun begin.
5. Make fairy jars.
Break open a glow stick and sprinkle the liquid into a mason jar. Replace the lid and give the jar a good shake and you have the perfect glow in the dark fairy jar. Kids will love crafting these and watching them glow at night!
6. Plant a family garden.
Get the whole family in on the planning action and plant a family garden. Choose your favorite produce, assign jobs to each family member, and tend the garden together. When the produce is ready, find recipes you can create and enjoy as a family.
7. Visit a fireworks show.
Take a break from doing fireworks yourself and visit a local fireworks show. Check local listings and newspapers for events in your area, pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket, and enjoy the colorful display.
8. Take twilight walks.
Just as the sun is starting to set grab your favorite beverage and take a twilight walk as a family. Walk around the neighborhood or visit a local park that is safe to walk in. Listen for owls, watch for fireflies, and above all have fun.
9. Enjoy a bon fire.
There are so many DIY fire pit ideas online, all perfect for creating and holding a family bon fire! Make smores, roast hot dogs, or even cook dinners in tinfoil (ground beef, seasoning, chopped vegetables, butter) and have a great time!
10. Host a family yard sale.
This is a wonderful yearly tradition that can help you clear away clutter and make a little cash. Set up a family yard sale where everyone contributes items to sell and helps with the sale. At the end of the day treat yourselves to a meal out using your funds.
So, are you ready to start creating some memories? Give these 10 summer traditions you’ll always remember a try and see how fun memory making in the summer months can be.
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