That time of year has creeped up on us once again. Although, we know it comes every single year without fail, it still manages to catch us off guard every time. So as the nights turn cooler and the days become shorter, make the most of your last few weeks of summer before you have to switch out your swimwear for work-wear.
In order to help deal with the sad event of our pool days being exchanged for long days spent indoors, we have some suggestions of what to do in the last few days of summer:
1. Stay outside!
This is an obvious one. The sun is shining, the cool breeze is blowing and the pool is calling your name. Listen to it. Layout by the pool with friends or liven up the afternoons with some exciting water games. Either way, enjoy the summer breeze and the opportunity to spend every waking moment living the summer dream.
2. Go on an Adventure
I don’t just mean watching your typical morning show BEFORE you have your usual cup of coffee. But a real adventure! Pack up your camping gear and research some fun campsites or national parks near your home. There are only so many days of the year where you can actually enjoy sitting outside at night by a campfire without freezing. Spend your afternoons hiking trails surrounded by amazing views and your nights flipping burgers for friends and family on your grill.
Rally up the troops for an evening spent outdoors with great company. Depending on where you are in the world it can get a bit chilly at night, so set up an outdoor fireplace, where your friends can relax while dinner is being grilled to perfection. Relish in the carefree summer atmosphere as you sip on some ice cold beverages and jam out to some tunes while exchanging stories of your summer adventures. Helpful Tip: Make it easy on yourself and have each friend bring a different course so you don’t have to be in the kitchen the entire evening.
4. Capture Every Moment
Some of the best moments will occur during the feelgood months of summer. This is a time of the year where the usual stress of schedules and appointments evaporates into moments of bliss. Make sure to have your camera or phone readily available to capture these great feelings. Later, frame these memories and when school or work life consumes your days, you can look back at these photographs and remember those fun days spent soaking in the sun.
5. Throw a back to school party
Embrace the inevitable, and put a positive spin on going back to school (…if you are out of school, get creative, ‘Back to Winter Clothes’ or ‘Goodbye Pool Days’ Party…you get the idea). Use this party as a way to savor every possible summer activity. This means, combine all of the suggestions above into one big blow-out. Fire up the barbeque, crank up the music and keep the beverages ice cold! It’s still summertime!
Summer can be the best time of the year (we know it’s our one of our favorites) and we hope this list of ideas helps you stay cool and make the most of your last weeks of summer!