15 Staycation Ideas: Fun Stuff to Do While You're At Home

Who says you need to get out of your house to enjoy summer?
by Melanie Santiago   |  Apr 6, 2014
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Bummed because you won't be able to go to the beach? Make the most out of summer with this list of staycation ideas for you, your friends, plus the whole family can enjoy!

  1. Outdoor Movie Night
    Bring the cinema to your backyard and host a movie night! Get inspiration from this pin that'll show you all the necessary snacks and drinks to complement your theme. Don't forget to let your friends help by bringing DVDs of their own must-watch films.

  2. Water Balloon Party
    Celebrate summer in your backyard with water balloons! Get your siblings and your friends and their siblings for a fun way to cool off. Bring out balloons and squirt guns and be sure to remind your guests to bring a change of clothes.

  3. Host a Game Night!
    Bring out the board games for a family/friends game night! You can even bust out the iPad for some digital entertainment, ever consider apps like 4 Pics 1 Word a fun team game? This pin will show all the tips for a successful game night!

  4. Night Time Bowling
    If you put glow sticks in water bottles, they act as nightlights and are great for some outdoor bowling! Gather your family and friends for a good game!

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  5. Indoor S'mores
    You don't need to go camping to enjoy yummy s'mores, get your family or girlfriends over for some indoor bonding and baking. This pin has 15 delicious s'mores recipes you can savor!

  6. Stargazing
    This is a little tricky to do if you live in a lighted part of the city, but if you invest in a good telescope or find a good spot with your friends then you might find yourself really enjoying and learning at the same time, constantly check accuweather for stargazing weather!

  7. DIY Home Spa Treatments
    Give yourself a reward after many months of hard work, this board will show you many ways on how to pamper your skin, face, hair and nails. You can DIY all on your own without leaving the comfort of your home!

  8. Start a Journal
    This is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills and know themselves more. Start your own journal but the trick is to be able to write every day, go for different themes or try this pin, write 100 things you'd want to do in your life!

  9. Summer Workout
    Get fitspiration from this pin and try out a workout regimen this summer! You don't need to be fit just for your swimsuit, being active and healthy at the gym or at home is always a good way to spend your free time!

  10. Crafternoon!
    Make your summer productive and DIY a wardrobe of fringe tops, maxi skirts, and shorts perfect for the heat!

  11. Book Swap
    Try a book swap of your fave summer reads with friends and share wonderful stories together! You can even host a little party for this to make things more fun.

  12. Host a Summer Party
    Start an early reunion party with your friends for a fun get-together! Plan a summer themed bash and prepare bright décor and food, remember getting your friends to help you out makes it even more enjoyable.

  13. Summer Playlist
    Time to update your old tunes. Take this time to discover new artists and bands, listen to different genres or even your friends' playlists. Find your summer jam and rock out to it.

  14. Homemade Frozen Treats
    Complement any party with these delicious frozen homemade treats that range from ice cream, fruit pops, smoothies, pies and more! You'll definitely make any get-together better with this list of yummy treats!

  15. 25 Tips for an Awesome Staycation!
    Make your staycation even more enjoyable by following the tips in this pin! It shows some rules and creative ways to make the most out of your free time like going on a virtual tour of great museums like the Louvre in Paris, or the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in USA. 

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