The Memorial Daya weekend often marks the unofficial start to summer. Are you ready for new summer adventures? Gather your friends and family together to create an ultimate summer bucket list. If you are searching for ideas, check out the following for inspiration.
Go to the beach.
Go on a bike ride.
Go on a nature walk.
Play Frisbee Golf.
Do summer crafts.
Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
Host a board game night.
Watch the sunrise.
Sleep in a hammock.
Go on a scavenger hunt.
Eat a banana split.
Sleep under the stars.
Watch the fireflies.
Play miniature golf.
Make root beer floats.
Attend a baseball game.
Host a Bonfire Night.
Read a book outdoors.
Explore a new federal, state, or local park.
Go horseback riding.
Connect with friends who you haven’t seen in a while.
Go to a rodeo.
Set up a bird feeding station.
Create sidewalk chalk art.
Listen to an audiobook.
Take lots of photos of your summer adventures.
Celebrate Christmas in July.
Do weekly selfies.
Do a summer-themed photo shoot.
Go on day trips around your state.
Create a summer playlist.
Attend a family reunion.
Listen to music in the park or join other community events.
Go thrift store shopping.
Go to the drive-in.
Make tie-dyed tee shirts.
Watch a thunderstorm.
Host a water balloon fight.
Make a smoothie with fresh fruit.
Walk around an art gallery.
Try a new food from a different culture.
Make homemade popsicles.
Watch a parade.
Be a hometown tourist for a day.
Make homemade lemonade.
Learn a new skill.
Make strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Go to a demolition derby.
Visit a planetarium.
Paint rocks to hide around town.
Ride in a hot air balloon.
Go white water rafting.
Play beach volleyball.
Unplug from your devices for a day.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
Do Random Acts of Kindness
Fly a kite.
Participate in a color run.
Visit a botanical garden.
Visit a museum.
Go on a historic tour.
Play paint Twister.
Try an escape room.
Enjoy a staycation.
Ride a roller coaster.
Rent a cabin.
Visit an amusement park.
Pick fresh berries.
Host a tea party.
Get your face painted.
Make DIY wind chimes.
Go zip lining.
Buy take-out and go eat in the park.
Dance in the warm rain.
Go tubing down a river.
Go for a long car ride.
Keep a summer journal.
Binge-watch the Harry Potter movies.
Host a sleepover.
Attend or volunteer at a Vacation Bible School.
Join a youth group, do Bible study, or do morning devotions.
Are you searching for something fun to do this winter season? Gather your family or friends together to create a winter bucket list. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your winter-season bucket list.
The week before Christmas is always busy. Take time to enjoy your favorite Christmas movies with your family. Yes, you and your cat count as a family. Make your favorite snack, order pizza, or sip hot cocoa from a Christmas mug. If you are searching for inspiration on what to watch, check out the following Christmas shows for your family movie night?
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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) (Disney+)
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Let It Snow (2019)
Dr. Suess: The Grinch (2018)
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012)
Klaus (2019) (Netflix)
Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas and Other Stories
Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016)
Did you decide to host a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner? The holiday is only a couple days away. Are you now in panic mode? Don’t worry! Take a deep breath! And start planning now.
One of the best parts of the Thanksgiving holiday is the food. Planning your meal should be your top priority. How are you going to serve your Thanksgiving meal? Check out the following for last-minute Thanksgiving meal ideas.
Traditional Meal: Bake a large family-style meal. Involving your family or friends in the cooking or baking process creates a memorable experience. Don’t forget dessert.
Buffet Style Meal: Spread all the delicious Thanksgiving dishes out on a table or counter. Then, invite your guests to help themselves. The buffet style is great for smaller spaces. Your guests can serve themselves and then find a place to sit.
Potluck Style: Purchasing all the fixings for Thanksgiving can come with a high price tag. Asking your guests to bring a dish to pass is a great way to celebrate and cut expenses. The variety of dishes is a tasty experience.
Pre-ordered Meal: Order your meal from a local restaurant or food establishment. Pre-ordered meals come with different options. Simply order the best meal choice for your family’s Thanksgiving. Heat and serve your meal for a quick and easy Thanksgiving.
Picnic: If you live in a warmer area, take your Thanksgiving meal outdoors. Eating outside is a fun option.
Indoor Picnic: Is your Thanksgiving going to be a casual affair with only a few people? Turn your meal into an indoor picnic
Candlelight Meal: Light scented candles or use flameless ones to add a special atmosphere to your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Your Thanksgiving meal may not go as you imagined. But take a step back and enjoy your day with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you ready for the Thanksgiving weekend? The upcoming holiday includes large family gatherings, traveling, and community events. Or you could be opting to stay close to home. Whether you are gathering with family or friends, check out the following last-minute Thanksgiving ideas to make your holiday more memorable.
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Start Your Thanksgiving Decorating Now
Thanksgiving is only a couple days away. Consider simple last-minute decorating to make your home more festive.
Paper Placemats: Creating paper placements is a fun activity for little ones. Use large pieces of construction paper to draw, paint, or color Thanksgiving designs. If you want to save your creation as a keepsake, laminate the final product. (Don’t have a laminator? You can still save your project with clear contact paper).
Place Cards: Fold notecards in half and decorate. Add a name, stickers, or other designs to your place cards. Creating place cards is another fun activity for children. Younger children may need help with writing out the names.
Thanksgiving Banner: Create a Thanksgiving banner out of construction paper or use a poster board. Write out Happy Thanksgiving. Asking all your guests to sign your banner is a great way to create a lasting keepsake.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Create a cornucopia or other type of Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table. A wicker basket with fall-themed flowers, gourds, or other nature items is a perfect budget-friendly centerpiece.
Flowers: Fill your favorite vases with fresh flowers. Or make small decorations with fake flowers. Bright yellow and orange flowers add a touch of color to your table setting.
Additional Table Embellishments: Gourds, miniature pumpkins, turkey figurines, and other small items create the perfect Thanksgiving table decorations.
Tree of Thanks: Use a small branch or paint a tree on a piece of poster board. Cut out leaf shapes from different colors of construction paper. On each leaf, write down a reason why you are grateful. Give a pre-cut leaf to each of your guests. Soon, your tree of thanks will be full of colorful leaves.
Even the simplest decorations enhance your Thanksgiving atmosphere. Have fun with the creation process. If you do not have supplies on hand, check out your local dollar store for materials at a low cost.
The Christmas season is almost here. Are you ready to join in the festive fun? Do you want to make this Christmas season memorable for you and your family? Start by making a Christmas season bucket list. Ask every family member to participate. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Christmas season bucket list.
Send out Christmas cards to family and friends
Go to a Christmas community concert (During the Christmas season, many community concerts are free or low cost. You and your family could attend more than one to get you into the holiday spirit).
Decorate your home
Decorate a Christmas tree
Write a letter to Santa (Yes, adults can do this too)
Wear matching Christmas pajamas
Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
Host a family game night
Drive around and look at Christmas decorations
Watch Christmas movies
Make a gingerbread house
Put out cookies for Santa (Don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer)
Hand out Christmas baskets full of homemade goodies
Create a Christmas playlist
Make a YouTube or TikTok Christmas greeting
Do random acts of kindness
Make homemade hot cocoa
Host an ugly Christmas sweater party
Be a secret Santa
Host a traditional Christmas dinner
Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
Make hot cider
Create a hot cocoa bar
Go ice skating
Go to a tree lighting ceremony
Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Watch The Nutcracker
Get your and your family’s photo taken with Santa
Hang Christmas stockings
Attend Christmas Eve Services
Donate a wrapped toy
Host a Christmas brunch
Donate to an animal shelter or rescue
Foster a pet over the holidays (Who knows, you may find your new best friend)
Attend a Christmas parade
Make paper snowflakes
Read the Christmas story from the Bible
Donate to a food bank
Host a bonfire
Set up the Nativity scene
Host a Christmas tea
Attend a live nativity
Buy a new tree ornament for each family member
Make Christmas crafts
Attend various community Christmas programs and concerts (At this time of year, many activities are free, minimum fee or donation-based)
Thanksgiving brings lots of food and family to your home. Are you looking to incorporate movie night with your Thanksgiving holiday celebration? If you are searching for ideas, check out the following family-friendly shows for Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you ready for the holiday? Do you plan to post a lot of photos on your social media platforms? Hashtags are the best way to draw attention to your posts. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Thanksgiving.
Halloween is a week away! Do you love the spooky season? Pumpkins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night are a significant part of Halloween. Are you looking to combine your love of Halloween with a family movie night? If you need inspiration, check out the following family-friendly Halloween movies.
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Go ahead, make popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie night.
Fall ushers in cooler weather, football games, tailgating, and changing leaves. The season is a great time to enjoy everything Autumn. Gather your friends and family to make a fall bucket list. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your fall bucket list.
Go apple picking.
Watch cider pressing.
Bake a homemade apple pie.
Go on a hayride.
Go to a pumpkin patch.
Hike in a state or national park.
Host a bonfire.
Make a fall wreath.
Eat pumpkin spice waffles or pancakes.
Make a DIY bird feeder.
Make a scrapbook of your summer adventures.
Rake fallen leaves into large piles and jump in.
Take a fall family or friends’ professional photo.
Go on a nature walk.
Photograph the colorful foliage.
Eat pumpkin cheesecake.
Have a fall picnic.
Eat a Carmel apple.
Go to a football game.
Go to a homecoming parade
Make homemade apple jelly, apple butter, or apple sauce.
Make a scarecrow.
Visit a fall-themed festival.
Host a game night.
Do fall crafts.
Drink pumpkin spiced latte.
Go star gazing.
Go to a farmer’s market for fresh vegetables and fruit.
Make an entire meal from your farmers’ market finds.