Start making your checklist because we’re officially declaring it the summer of fun! And the best news is you don’t have to go anywhere. Here, we’re sharing our favourite activities that you should try at home, from zoom cocktail nights with your mates to adventures with the kids. Because for us, summer is about kicking back and feeling carefree, and we all need a very well-deserved break.
1. Have a backyard picnic
It doesn’t get more classic than summer picnics with the family. Considering we can’t have other people over just yet, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying a cheeky picnic in our backyard with the people in our household. If it’s too hot for your liking, we suggest taking the picnic inside and bringing the drinks and sandwiches to the living room. Get your mates onboard, and you can have zoom picnics with everyone.
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2. Carve Out Some “Me” Time
Summer is all about hitting the pause button and embracing a slower pace. This makes it the perfect time to focus on yourself and incorporate self-care into your daily routine. Think of daily yoga practice, bedroom meditation, an at-home facial, reading a book, or anything that makes you feel calm and relaxed. It’s a good habit to start now and keep throughout the rest of the year.
3. Host Outdoor Movie Night
Theatres closed? No problems – host summer movie nights in your backyard instead! It’s way more fun this way, plus everyone can spread out and get comfy on pillows, blankets, rugs, and chairs. All you need is a projector and speakers to cue up the movie, and if you don’t have a screen, a big sheet will work in a pinch. We promise this is one idea that kids and adults will equally enjoy (as long as you don’t forget the movie snacks).
4. Host Happy Hour
We love a good summer cocktail, so this year host happy hour at home. While the bars are closed, you can experiment and come up with your signature cocktails! Then, share the recipe with your friends and host a happy hour via zoom where everyone shares cocktail recipes and makes them together!
5. Conduct Arts & Crafts
Turn your living room into summer camp while the kids are out of school. Arts and crafts are a great way to keep them creative and active during the summer downtime, which is a win/win for everyone.
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