Savoring the Sweetness of Summer: A Bucket List for 2023

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We love making family bucket lists for different seasons! We always seem to have the most fun when we get together as a family and brainstorm all kinds of fun ideas. These get scribbled onto one gigantic (and completely chaotic) list. Once we run out of ideas, we go back through and choose our favorites for that season. Then the super fun part starts – checking stuff off!

We like to wait until summer has officially kicked off to make our summer bucket list because we’ve found that we tend to come up with the best ideas when we are untethered to our normal routines and rhythms! There are always a few MUST-DO repeat things every season and we try to get creative with new ones each year too. Today I decided to share our summer bucket list with you in case you decide you want to make your own and need some inspiration!

Even if you don’t want to make a summer bucket list – maybe you can use some of these fun ideas to create some special summer memories with your family this year!

  • Watch an outdoor movie
  • Go crab hunting
  • Decorate the driveway with sidewalk chalk as a family
  • Make homemade lemonade
  • Search for pirate treasure
  • Buy new fun summer sunglasses
  • Wake up and watch the sunrise together
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Charcuterie board picnic on the beach
  • Create and enjoy a summer cocktail/mocktail
  • Family boogie boarding
  • Go canoeing
  • Family Bike ride
  • Buy fresh fruit at the local Farmer’s Market
  • Create a summer reading challenge with individual goals
  • Water balloon fight in the backyard
  • See an outdoor concert
  • Visit a sunflower field
  • Eat a snow cone
  • Go mini-golfing
  • Check out a new playground
  • Backyard camping
  • Create a Summer of ’23 Playlist
  • Plant some herbs
  • Build an EPIC sand structure at the beach
  • Collect seashells
  • Learn to play a new game
  • Go puddle jumping after it rains
  • Send postcards from our summer travels
  • Work a family puzzle
  • Host a backyard party
  • Watch the sunset together
  • Sparklers and smoke bombs
  • Make a summer salad
  • Pool party with friends
  • Catch (and release!) Fireflies

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