Summer Kickoff Bucket List

May 15, 2019 Tommy Lindquist

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner and plenty of summer months ahead, this season is sure to be filled with many memories and excitement. Before you dive into summertime, create your ultimate summer bucket list to ensure you have the best summer ever! Whether you’re at the lake cabin or enjoying a summer staycation, these 8 easy-to-achieve summer bucket list items will spark some ideas for your own ultimate “must-do” list!

1. Enjoy a s’more around the fire

It seems simple enough, but there’s nothing like an ooey-gooey s'more around the fire. After a summer filled with many smores, you’ll be ready for National S’mores Day on August 10th.

2. Finish those backyard projects

If you’ve been meaning to redo your patio or deck, create that dream garden, or make that investment into your backyard, it’s time to finally cross it off your to-do list. Consult your local expert for assistance in tackling the outdoor project.

3. Have a pool party with friends

Invite friends over to your backyard pool and spa or head to your local pool for a fun afternoon in the sun. After a day of swimming, warm up and relax around the gas fire pit.

4. Go on an unforgettable camping trip

Whether you’re an outdoorsy pro or a beginning adventurer, camping is an easy way to celebrate summer and take in the beautiful environment. Don’t forget your portable fire pit for a cozy, warm bonfire wherever you set up camp. Nothing brings family and friends together like a weekend of tent or RV camping!

4. Hold an outdoor movie night

A big trend popping up around cities and even in backyards are outdoor movies. Whether you invest in your own home backyard movie theater or you attend a local event, there’s something fun and relaxing about cozying up to the fire and enjoying a good film.

5. Adopt a new hobby

While summers do fill up quickly with events, activities, and vacations, it is also an ideal time to try new things and start a new hobby. Take up gardening, start fishing, play a new sport, cook and bake, or try other fun hobby ideas.

7. Host a grill-out with family

Invite your family over to your backyard for a day of delicious food, family bonding, and relaxing. Start planning your outdoor dinner menu around your type of grill and impress your family members with your grilling skills.

8. Plan a relaxing “me” day

Head to your backyard on a beautiful day and relax with your favorite drink or snack in hand. Whether you enjoy reading a good book, mindlessly scrolling through your phone, bingeing your fave show, or simply resting, take some time to enjoy the gorgeous summer weather for yourself.

Now that you have some summertime bucket list ideas, share your favorite summer moments with us on Facebook or Instagram.