Just because the season of summer has passed it doesn’t mean you need to let it go. Summer can live on, both in your heart and in your home. It may not be warm enough outside for sunbathing, but it can be warm enough inside, at least once in awhile, for a home beach party or at least a day without a ton of extra layers.
If you want to keep connected to summer just a little bit longer, here are some tips that can help you keep summer in your home, and on your mind, all year long.
Try Some Tanning Lotions
One of the things that many people miss about the summer is that sun kissed look they get to their skin. Hopefully, you already know the dangers of spending too much time in the sun and even the possible dangers of using a tanning bed. There are other options when it comes to getting a tan look.
Spend some time researching the best sunless tanning lotions out there so that you can find something that is good for you skin and can still help you get a natural looking glow. You definitely don’t want something that looks like you’ve painted yourself orange.
Have An Indoor Beach Day
If you have children planning an indoor beach day can be a fun way to get them out of the winter blues. Obviously, you don’t want to bring a tub of sand in the house, but you could blow up a beach ball for bath time, let them wear their bathing suits (just turn the heat up a little), and even find some summertime crafts for them to work on.
If sand is a must for your summer remembrance, you could do some sand art with colored sand and neat little plastic containers. Pick ones with summer shapes to make it even more fun.
Watch Summer Movies
Spend some time watching summer movies. This can be something that you do on your own, it can be a romantic movie night, or it can even make a great family night, it just depends on which movies you pick.
Have some popcorn with your movie, but pick drinks with a summer feel to them, like lemonade. If it’s an adult party have some Long Island Iced Teas. Not every party has to be about the kids!
Start Planning Next Year’s Vacation
Last, but not least, getting planning next year’s summer vacation. Spend some time online, and talking amongst yourself, to get an idea where everyone wants to go and what they want to do. Make pros and cons lists of everyone’s choices, based on research of cost and distance.
You don’t have to let summer go just because it’s over. Just enjoy summer at home, in your mind, and before you know it summer will be back!