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Make the Most Out of The Rest of Your Summer With These Suggestions for Family Fun

 

 

Make the most of the remaining days of summer! This time offers long days, short nights, and perfect conditions for outdoor family fun.  If you’re looking for ideas for the best way to avoid the doldrums and beat the heat until school starts, look no further than BirthdayExpress’ top tips for fun summer activities!

 

Play some Carnival Games

 

 

Step right up! Many classic games such as ring toss, the three-legged race, and knock-down-the-cans are easily homemade and are perfect for a block party, family barbecue, or if you just want to have a good time with your kids on a summer afternoon. Take a look at our summer games and carnival decorating kit for extra inspiration!

 

Make a splash with a friendly water fight

 

Forget the boring old sprinkler; there’s no better or more fun way to cool off the kids on a hot day than with a water fight! Choose your weapons wisely: water balloons, squirt guns, or the dreaded garden hose. Who will reign supreme as ruler of the backyard?

 

Have a Hawaiian Luau

 

Aloha! Pass out the leis and fire up the tikis – Hawaiian luaus are the signature party of summer! Our Summer Splash Luau  and Hawaiian Girl Party Packs include everything you need to get started, from festive printed plates and napkins to balloons and crepe paper.

 

Be outdoorsy-artsy

 

Sidewalk chalk art is always a fun way for kids to express themselves outside. Or, how about laying down some old sheets in the yard and letting them go crazy with some (washable) paints? They’ll have a blast making a mess, and since it’s outside there’s minimal clean-up! You can even try water painting on the sidewalk – as the pictures dry up in the sun, the canvas is ready for more creations!

 

BONUS: Need more ideas? Parenting.com has compiled a 101 course on summer fun – that’s literally 101 activities any kid can enjoy. Check it out here: http://www.parenting.com/article/fun-things-to-do-summer

 

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