This week we’ve had a taste of summer, and all the memories of the last one have come flooding back. We may have just hit spring, but I am already planning out my summer calendar. Too many summers have flown by consisting of nothing more then Netflix marathons and long lie ins, and this one has to be different. Lets throw on the sandals, don the sunnies, and get creative with this one.
If aren’t lucky enough to be heading to a beach this summer, in order to have fun you need to take it old school. All the things that used to bring us joy as tiny tots, can make a summer amazing, with a few minor adjustments to grow it up a little. So without further ado, here are my top tips for things to do this summer…
Now I’m not talking grabbing some sandwiches and heading down the park. I’m talking blankets, pillows, candles, flowers, the whole lot. Gather up some friends and all agree to bring something homemade, make it as personal as possible.
When we were younger, the best thing about summer was water fights. Running around with water pistols, buckets and balloons, before falling over in laughter dripping wet. Not only is this a great way to cool down, but think of it as a great summer cardio! 😉
Spending an afternoon making some lemonade is a bit more summery they baking a cake, plus you can experiment with all kinds of flavours, think raspberry lemonade!
We’re all so quick to capture and share photos that we’ve forgotten how nice it is to be able to hold those memories, or plaster them all over our walls. There’s something nice about disposable camera images, the excited to get them developed, the surprise looking through them, and most of all the vintage look.
Spend a day planting something, whether it’s in your garden or in a pretty window box, not only will it add a touch of colour to your home. You could even plant vegetables or even some herbs, and reap the rewards a few months later. If you really don’t have much space, try planting small flowers in teacups!
Go outside, sit down somewhere sunny, away from technology and just write a letter. Maybe to your best friend or even your grandparents. I don’t know about you but I love he idea of getting post (that isn’t bills or bank statements), and imagine how touched the receiver will feel about the personal effort you went to.
Here’s a perfect little summer recipe. Just hollow out a water melon, fill it with jelly mix, leave to set and cut up and serve. Such a quirky little treat for you and your friends, and it looks pretty awesome too.
Why not? Wearing tiaras is not just for little girls! Weather you hand make a flower one, craft one with feather or go full Kate Middleton, just wear a crown for the sake of wearing one.
I don’t think I have ever watched the sunset. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen them, but I’m talking, stopping your day to just relax, on top of a hill or even from the highest window in your house and just watching the day come to an end.
This is a cute way to serve drinks through-out summer. Freeze berries /flowers /herbs in ice cube trays and pile them up high in short glasses of water for a refreshing little twist. Cheaper then summer cocktails but just as special looking.
This is the most adventurous of all the things to do this summer. But getting your friends together, dressed all in white and just throwing paint power at each other could be the most fun you have all summer. If you don’t have somewhere to do this yourself, there’s a few events in London where you can do this.
When was the last time you went for a bike ride? One in which you weren’t actually going anywhere. Find a rural route or bike park and just spend the day cycling around and taking in the sites.
This sounds complicated, but it only takes a few things. Either befriend someone who owes a projector, or you can rent one, and hook it up to your laptop for some Netflix watching. You don’t even need a screen, you can just hang a large white sheet, then scatter some blankets, light some candles and away you go.
We’ve all seen The Princess Diaries, where they throw darts at balloons filled with paint to create art, well this is similar. Just a little less dart throwing and a little more egg tossing. All it takes is a carton of eggs, hollowed out and filled with paint, and of course a massive canvas to throw them at.
I’ve made a Whichit of the 4 I am defiantly doing this summer! Vote which one I should do first, and post your top 4 on the Whichit app too!
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