SUMMER BUCKET LIST

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This weekend felt so much like summer and it made me realize how ready I am for it! The girls’ last day of school was Thursday and this weekend we went on the boat and had a block party, complete with water balloons, an afternoon rainstorm and lots of new neighborhood friends hanging out until the wee hours (aka until our kids had to go to bed so maybe 8pm?). As busy as this summer is going to be, I’m so excited to make memories and soak up all the sun and fun it has to offer.

Kicking off the week before Memorial Day weekend with a summer bucket list seemed just the right thing to do. I love doing seasonal bucket lists complete with the fun and exciting adventures down to the minuscule everyday things that can turn magic if you make them that way. Last summer I made a bucket list but I didn’t hang it up (partially due to us traveling a lot and not being there much) and I hated not having it in plain view. I can’t wait to write it out this summer and hang it up and check it off as we go! A tradition I know we will love to look back on years from now.

Some things going on my summer bucket list:

  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Put up sun sails
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Eat watermelon on the patio
  • Have a sparkler party
  • Hike up to the waterfalls
  • Eat pizza on the boat
  • Make a living room fort and watch Parent Trap
  • Lay on the grass and look at the stars
  • Go on bicycle rides
  • Fly a kite on the beach
  • Collect seashells
  • Paint the girls nails in a rainbow
  • Dance in the rain and jump in the puddles
  • Work on my sidewalk chalk skills
  • Cook a meal from food bought at the farmers market
  • Eat ice-cream cones from a small shop

Does anyone else do seasonal bucket lists? What’s on yours for the summer?

32 Comments

  1. May 21, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Perfect easy activities now that nice weather is finally here. Thanks for the ideas! I’ll use them for sure

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      No problem!! 🙂

  2. Danielle
    May 21, 2018 / 7:57 am

    Summer is all about watermelon, Ice cream and sprinklers! Hope you can tick all of thee off!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      I forgot about sprinklers! My kids have the best time with the sprinklers!

  3. May 21, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I love your summer bucket list. Mine is very similar to yours!! I love your rainbow nailpolish idea… i am sure my daughter will love it too 🙂

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      I bet she’d love it too! I can’t wait to do the rainbow nails with my girls!

  4. May 21, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Agree with the water balloon fight. That is such a blast!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      We just had one last Sunday at our block party and it was the best!

  5. May 21, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Great Ideas! Definitely going to be dancing in the rain and looking at the stars in our backyard with my girls this summer 🙂

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Can’t wait for those too!

  6. May 21, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Fun post! I LOVE seasonal bucket lists. I actually just shared my updated Spring bucket list today. I hope you get to cross off all of these fun items.

    -Lauren

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      How awesome! Yes, seasonal bucket lists are the greatest!

  7. May 21, 2018 / 9:21 am

    My summer bucket list is pretty slim this year, but includes a couple of fun trips (MT and SC) – I am going to be adding to it after this post- thanks for the inspiration!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Summer trips are the best! I’m glad it was good inspiration for you!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more!

  8. May 21, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    I love this! There is a little ice cream shop right by the kids school, so I may have to borrow that bucket list item to do soon.

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Oh how sweet would it be to do an end of the school year ice-cream stop! So fun!

  9. May 21, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Great ideas! Watermelon is a daily occurrence almost for us in the summer, we also love to walk downtown and get snow cones.

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Snow cones! I love it!

  10. May 21, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    This is a great bucket list! Going to have to steal some of these ideas lol!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks dear! Steal away!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much girl!

  11. May 21, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    These are such fun ideas! I think I need to put together a bucket list for my toddler and one for our family! It will motivate us todo more than just lay by the pool!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Haha, that doesn’t sound so bad though 😉

  12. May 21, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    We haven’t made ours yet!! Love this one!

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks girlie!

  13. May 21, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    We have some of these on our summer bucket list as well! Some of our big ones are a bonfire on the beach, hiking, and a few day trips to cities nearby.

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      I wish I could put bonfire on the beach on my list! Someday hopefully I’ll live close to one!

  14. May 22, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Some of these bring back memories of my childhood. More so the watermelon on the porch 🙂

    • erin
      Author
      May 22, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Me too <3

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