We are smack dab in the middle of summertime. PCS season is in full swing, people are getting settled in their new homes, vacations are happening, and the business of life is keeping us all preoccupied. But there is still time to make the most of the rest of the summer, even if you have “bored” kids.
Summer fun and relaxation are the order of the day, and while chores and practicing those multiplication tables are important, taking some time for simple fun is important. And don’t worry, if you don’t have children this list is for you, too!
Summer is the perfect time to try out all those cool, refreshing drinks you’ve been eyeing. If you’ve never thought of mixing lemonade and a milkshake together you can give it a try with this recipe from Wit and Wander. Or, check out this Layered Mermaid Slushie from Simple Sweet Recipes. And if you’re a Chick-Fil-A fan, you will definitely want to give this CopyCat Frozen Lemonade a try.
Blue Star Museums
In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families brings us Blue Star Museums. A collection of museums around the country that offer free admission to military families, including National Guard and Reserve. Make the most of summer vacation by adding a stop on your cross-country road trip, or taking a stay-cation day to your local museum. Tag #BlueStarMuseums when you visit a museum and have #BlueStarSummer.
Host a Party
Long weekends, warm weather, and good friends are all great reasons for throwing a summer party—not that you need one! You’ll need some fun summer treats for your get together, like these Frozen Watermelon Kabobs, or these amazing Summer Salad ideas. Looking for backyard party ideas, this list has you covered with ideas for décor, like twinkle lights in your trees!
Summer Bucket List
If coming up with ideas isn’t easy for you, take someone else’s ideas! A summer bucket list like this one with 100 Things to Do This Summer, is just perfect for kids and adults. For your kid-friendly lists check out these 50 ideas that include playing I Spy or fill in your own.
For all you readers out there, there are tons of reading lists available from 2019 summer must-reads, to reading challenges perfect for kids. Want to read something by a military spouse? There’s a list for that too! We also love a good printable to help us keep track of our reading, in addition to logging everything on Goodreads.
Military Crashpad Ideas
Don’t forget to check out some of our area-specific blog posts right here! We’re curating some great ideas on Pinterest, too. Each one is full of ideas to help you get acquainted with your new town, and may give you some ideas for all year round!
Written by: Rheanna Bernard