Cool treats: Make your own sweet treats with an ice cream maker or snow cone machine, or make your own popsicles by filling a popsicle mold with fruit juice as well as pieces of fruit, like strawberries and pineapple.
Party time: Set up outdoor speakers and patio lights or torches, making sure to test them to see if they survived their time in storage.
Water play: A kiddie pool can be fun for the kids, of course, but adults can also enjoy a foot soak on a hot day. The same goes for those sprinklers you use on the lawn. Alternatively, check out getting some sprinklers that are made for play. Water gun or water balloon fights are fun for kids and adults.
Lawn games: Look into some lawn games like bocce for fun at your next party or lazy family day at home. If you have the lawn space, consider setting up a volleyball court or pop-up soccer field to enjoy group games with friends or family.
Inside your home
Inside your home, there are a few things to take care of to make sure you’re ready for summer:
A big consideration during the summer months is how to save energy for the sake of the environment and your bills. Do you have a timer on your thermostat that will keep your bills lower? Make sure to keep doors and windows closed if your air conditioner is on so your A/C doesn’t work overtime when cold air is escaping out of an open window.