Summer Bucket List Ideas

31 Fun Ideas to Make Your Summer More Memorable

The official first day of summer is not until Summer Solstice on June 20, but I have always considered Memorial Day the REAL start of my favorite time of year.  Every year starting in the spring, I get all wrapped up in focusing on weddings and photo sessions then before I know it fall has arrived and I haven’t even visited the pool!  I have put together some bucket list ideas for to help make sure this summer kicks major ass.  I’m going to knock out as many of these things as possible and I’d love for you to join me!

  1. Float around a pool on a giant inflatable swan, flamingo, unicorn, Pegasus, or Donut.
  2. DIY jean short cutoffs - I haven't worn shorts since middle school, but this year I think I'm going to give it a shot
  3. Have a beach picnic
  4. Build a sand castle
  5. Make a fort… in the back yard or the living room, or even over your bed - and remember that no fort would be complete without fairy lights
  6. Visit the zoo
  7. Sip ice cold lemonade in the sunshine [don’t forget the vodka and fresh strawberries]
  8. Homemade ice cream sandwiches
  9. Make a terrarium filled with succulents
  10. Pick raspberries
  11. Take a road trip
  12. Go see a movie at the drive-in
  13. Eat S’mores made on a bonfire
  14. Send vacation post cards
  15. Take underwater photos [great camera options for underwater photos would be to go with a GoPro with waterproof housing or a disposable waterproof underwater camera]
  16. Go hiking
  17. Carve your name or initials into a tree
  18. Tie dye
  19. Invite your favorite people over for a cookout
  20. Seek refuge from the heat in a museum or art gallery
  21. Make a friendship bracelet
  22. Take someone you love out for frozen yogurt
  23. Dry your laundry out on a clothesline
  24. Count the stars
  25. Eat a Dreamsicle
  26. Send a love letter
  27. Stick some flowers in your hair
  28. Visit the Farmers Market
  29. Leave your phone at home for an entire day
  30. Go tubing on the river
  31. Have an EDM dance party in your living room complete with glow sticks

Can you think of anything amazing that I have left off the list and I should give a try?  If so, please leave it in the comment section!