It’s that time of year again. We’re pulling our summer clothes out of storage and foam noodles for the swimming pool. Every year, school sessions end and we’re greeted with the first day or summer. The best way to celebrate this year may just be June 21st, the one and only Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere.
From sunrise to sunset, we have fifteen hours of daylight. Let’s get out there and enjoy every minute of it!
Hour 1: Wake Up To The Sunrise
Start the day fresh and early by waking up to the sunrise.
Hour 2: Try Yoga
Still feeling tired? Get nice and limber with some yoga stretches. Not all of us have time for the gym, of course, but there’s something about the Summer Solstice that makes you want to try Downward Dog or Reverse Warrior.
Hour 3: Craft Time
Time for some fun! Crafts aren’t just for kids, they’re for all ages. You can make a summertime bucket list, flower wreaths including the Swedish flower wreath or the dandelion crown. Kids can make a sundial or paint rocks for their gardens.
Hour 4: Go To a Pick Your Own Farm/ Orchard
There are dozens of orchards and farms in Southern California alone. Some farms, such as Underwood Family Farms, have a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as animals, a small train, and an animatronic show.
Hour 5: Create Your Own Fairy Garden
Some say the solstice brings the fairies out to play. If you’re looking for something to do with your kids, create a fairy garden together (you can find inspiration here).
Hour 6: Visit The Beach/ Go To A Park
Regardless of where you live, it’s important to get out doors. So head to the local beach or park and…
Hour 7: Have a Party or Picnic!
Get out your flower wreaths, your picnic blankets, and grab all that summer gear out of storage. It’s time to party!
Hour 8: Take a Tradition from Another Culture
The Summer Solstice is celebrated all throughout the Northern Hemisphere, so take a page out of someone else’s book.
Hour 9: Play Some Games
While you’re waiting for some summer barbecue or everyone to arrive, why not enjoy a game or two with your friends? A sunny summer day definitely calls for games like Yard Yahtzee or this fun twist on Twister.
Hour 10: Eat Drink and be Merry
Let’s eat, and Summer Solstice style! The bees are buzzing to hives with honey and fresh herbs are plentiful. Mint lemonade, honey bun cake, honey barbecue chicken, and even a fresh fruit salad with mint will keep you humming for hours (Mostly because of the sugar).
Hour 11: Put on a Play or Watch a Movie
There’s plenty of themed entertainment you can do including putting on a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream or watching the movie Tangled.
Hour 12: Make Some Dessert
Along with a picnic or barbecue dinner, enjoy some dessert with your featured entertainment. Homemade ice cream is a great way to cool off. Or, if you want some s’mores, you can
Hour 13: Build a Bonfire
In fact, you’ll be sticking with tradition. In some cultures, a bonfire was burned Midsummer’s Eve to welcome and watch the sunrise.
Hour 14: Nighttime Play
As that sun lowers, it’s time to enjoy the bonfire and some evening fun. Why not try glow in the dark capture the flag or bowling?
Hour 15: Watch the Sunset
Whether you’re playing games, dishing on seconds for dessert, or taking a nice stroll, don’t forget to watch the sunset. We don’t always get to look, but when we do, it’s definitely a thing of beauty.
Price Self Storage hopes you enjoy our ideas for Summer Solstice activities and would love to hear from you. What kind of summer activities do you like to do for the Summer Solstice? Let us know in the comment section below.