With summer officially coming to an end it’s the perfect time to squeeze in some last moments of summer fun with your family! There’s nothing better than bonding, exploring and creating memories with your loved ones as you enjoy the final days of summer!
At Simply Blessed Kids, we know how important it is to make the most out of your time, especially when it comes to spending it with your family! That’s why we want to share some fun and exciting family activities to wrap up the summer season and end it with a bang!
Backyard Camping Adventure
Camping in the summer is a fun activity but usually it can take a lot of time to plan and coordinate! You can still experience the joys of camping without having to venture too far away by setting up camp in your backyard! Just pitch a tent in the grass and share some ghost stories by the fire! You can roast marshmallows and even get some star gazing time in too! The best part of camping in your backyard is that if it gets too buggy or the weather isn’t comfortable, you could always move indoors at any time!
Outdoor Movie Night at a Drive-In Theater
Another fun outdoor activity is going to a local drive-in movie theater! You can transform the trunk of your car into a cozy area to watch the movie! Bring plenty of blankets and pillows and enjoy a magical night under the stars with your family! Pro Tip: Most drive-in theaters offer double features- so check the showtimes to make sure the movie is age appropriate for your kiddos!
Check out your Local Farmer’s Market
Your local farmer’s market is a great place to visit to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. Not only can you find locally grown produce, but most farmer’s markets also have pastries, sauces and additional artisanal food products that you may not be able to get at your local grocery store. When you shop at the farmer’s market, it’s not just a shopping trip but a fun way to support local businesses and interact with your local community. Farmer’s Markets also have arts and crafts geared towards younger kids so there’s something fun to do for the whole family!
Berry Picking Excursion
Attending a farmer’s market is a great way to check out what produce is in season but visiting a farm where you can actually pick the produce yourself is even more exciting! Many local farms offer berry picking where you and your family can decide how much fruit you want to bring home and go through all of the rows of berry plants they have set up for your picking! This is especially a huge hit for the little ones because they will be amazed by learning where their fruits actually come from! It’s also fun to sample a few straight from the vine-it doesn’t get more organic than that! Pro Tip: Once you pick all of your berries, bake a few pies with your family after you get home!
Family Bike Ride
Spending time together as a family doesn’t always mean you have to go on an official outing! Sometimes it’s just fun to pack a picnic and go on an impromptu bike ride at your local forest preserve! Not only does this get your family active, but it’s also a great way to take in what nature has to offer! Packing a small bag of snacks and drinks is a great way to take a break from your bike ride and refuel for your ride back.
Show your Local Pride
If you like the idea of combining food and fun, take your family to a local sporting event! At Simply Blessed Kids, our local boutique located in Lawrenceburg, KY is all about showing our pride for KY! That’s why we offer both adult and girls boutique clothes featuring KY spirit so that you and your family can root for your favorite team while also showcasing some unique Kentucky swag! Don’t forget to take lots of pictures to commemorate all of the fun!
Family Photo Shoot
Speaking of posing for family pictures, we tend to gravitate towards taking them closer to the holidays so that they can double-up as a Christmas card! But why not change it up and capture some moments of fun in the sun while it lasts! Depending on where you live, warm weather doesn’t always come around often so having a photo shoot at your local beach and/or a lake front property is always a fun and exciting way to capture the essence of summer!
Wrapping up the summer can be bittersweet because the days will eventually be shorter and it’s easy to get caught up with the stress of preparing for the back-to-school season! But that still doesn’t mean you can’t close out the dog days of summer by engaging in fun activities with your family! Outdoor activities such as camping in the backyard or enjoying an outdoor movie night at your local drive-in are great ways to soak up those last summer nights! If your family is made up of foodies, visiting your local farmer’s market or checking out a farm for berry picking is an exciting way to try new fruits, vegetables and foods that are in season! If you’re looking to work off your appetite then plan an epic family bike ride to a local forest preserve or picnic spot so that you stay active before noshing! Finally, attending a sporting event and wearing spirit wear is always a fun summer activity that your family won’t forget! No matter what you have planned to spend those last days of summer, documenting it with a photo shoot is always a memorable way to cherish the quality time you spend together as a family!
At Simply Blessed Kids, we think it’s so important to gather your loved ones and bid farewell to summer with a heart full of happiness and togetherness! So, make sure that you’re dressed to impress for the occasion and check out our wide selection of not just girls boutique clothing, but outfits for your whole family to enjoy!