15 Musts for Your Summer Bucket List

by Melanie Santiago   |  Apr 23, 2016
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  1. Make the Best Summer Popsicles
    Kick-off summer in the best way possible, with a cool and refreshing homemade treat. Get the recipes for the best summer popsicles from this pin.

  2. Have a Potluck Picnic
    Gather friends for a picnic at the park or your backyard and have each guest bring a certain meal or drink so the host simply assembles the dishes. More tips from this site.

  3. Paint Your Nails in Fun and Bright Nail Art
    From beachy waves to pineapple prints, get your next nail art inspiration here!

  4. Try Homemade Lavender Lemonade
    Pair your meals with the perfect thirst-quenching summer drink, Lemonade with a twist! Use lavender buds to add more flavor, recipe from this pin.

  5. Take the Ultimate Summer Photos
    With all your summer activities lined up from this list, be sure to take a photo of each one.

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  6. Create a Travel Journal
    Jot down your best summer moments in a pocket-sized travel journal. DIY using a cheap notebook or pad, jazz it up with washi tape and colored paper.

  7. Make a Dreamcatcher
    Turn this into a group activity and let your friends craft their own dreamcatcher. This pin shows a triangle version that puts a modern twist to your usual design. Gather wooden sticks, gems, lace, feathers for a personalized look.

  8. Throw a Backyard Movie Night
    Have a movie marathon at the comfort of your backyard or even room! Create your own theater with a makeshift blanket as a screen, a projector, laptop and speakers, ready some snacks and you’re good to go!

  9. Go to the Beach
    A true summer vacation starts at the beach; plan a trip with family and friends for some fun in the sun, but don’t forget to pack these essentials.

  10. Read More Novels
    Now that you've got more time on your hands, make sure to give these summer reads a try!

  11. Tie-Dye a White Shirt  
    This site features so many design possibilities that are so perfect for summer! Ready to give your clothes a makeover? 

  12. Color Your Hair
    Give yourself a Coachella look with colored highlights! Use bright eyeshadow and damp cotton to rub on the tips of your hair. Plus, you can easily change or wash the pigment off without too much commitment.

  13. Get a Flash Tattoo
    DIY your own flash tattoo by cutting out your design on tape, then with silver or gold cream shadow, dab it on your skin. Peel off the tape to reveal your tatt. Don't have cream shadow? Use powder eyeshadow with a damp brush.

  14. Have a Mini Bonfire
    With a small terracotta pot lined with foil and filled with charcoal, you can have a little bonfire perfect for roasting s'mores!

  15. Balloon Dart Splatter Paint
    Get everyone in your family to join this painting session with a twist. Fill your balloons with paint and air, hang on a clean white sheet, and try your hand at popping them with darts.

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Melanie Santiago
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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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