We Just Made a Summer Bucket List for the First Time

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I’m a list-maker. I love making vision boards, setting new year’s resolutions, and other ambitious goals. So when Juicy Juice expressed interested in sponsoring my thoughts on a summer bucket list I naturally said yes. All opinions are our my own, but I may have gotten some awesome ideas from my friends in our #Cherish365 group.

How to make a family summer bucket list.

I decided we should make a summer bucket list because while we have the best intentions and so many ideas of what we’d like to do, executing those things is another story. I used to look forward to my husband’s days of because it meant we would spend time together and get to do something fun. Lately I look forward to his days off because it means I can get some uninterrupted work done while he goes out with the kids. Problem is I miss my husband, and I wish I was there for the fun too. We were each taking turns doing things with the kids, but rarely all doing them together. It was time for us to make a list, and get to crossing them off.

We each wrote down some of the things we want to do this summer. Here’s most of what we’ve come up with so far:

-Go kayaking
-Visit a water park
-Go on a family bike ride
-Have a picnic
-Ride a train
-Collect and create art rocks
-Have a family Disney Movie Night
-Have a water balloon fight
-Go to movies in the park
-Volunteer together
-Family workout
-Make our own drink umbrellas
-Build a fort
-Go out to eat together
-Make popsicles
-Stop the ice cream truck
-Have 3 date nights (sans kids)
-Take family photos
-Build a fort
-Sleep in

How to make a family summer bucket list.

You can pretty much guess who wrote each one. My husband and the kids love their water balloon fights in the backyard. They’re usually on the trampoline. I’ll join in now and then but I’m usually off limits cause I’m holding the camera (see my strategy?). I’ll refill the balloons or during their breaks bring them water or some Juicy Juice Splashers which are a 50/50 blend of fruit juice and filtered water.

How to make a family summer bucket list.

My kids aren’t adventurous at all so some of these things will really be a stretch for us. Like kayaking for example. I am all about trying the “firsts” together. There’s a great lake in Austin that my husband and I kayaked on with Snoop before we had kids. I’d love to take our kids to try the same. On the same trip we can have a picnic and ride a train and all of us will be happy.

Movie nights are an easy one, but movie nights in the park will be new. It’s been something I’ve wanted to go to for years, but I keep forgetting to execute. And some of the other goals are already in the works.

I also love this idea to take a park crawl:

What’s on your summer bucket list?

How to make a family summer bucket list.

I’m teaming up with Juicy Juice this to share our family adventures and inspire others to enjoy family time this summer. All Juicy Juice products are made from real juice, with sweetness that comes only from the fruit and no added sugar. My kids love it and I feel good about it. All opinions are mine and my family’s.


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  1. This is so cool! I am definitely a list maker as well and it definitely just puts my mind at ease knowing it is all out on paper and can be simply checked off or scratched off. I think everyone should make a summer bucket list and truly live out the things they have wanted to do for as long as they’ve wanted to!

  2. We made a summer bucket list this year and we accomplished a surprising number of what was there. Lists are always a good strategy.

  3. I am loving the suggestions on your list, especially that water balloon fight idea. No summer is complete for us without a trip to the beach. Luckily, we leave tomorrow!

  4. I love making bucket lists with my kids. They are such a great way to make sure you squeeze every bit of fun out of summer that you can!

  5. Summer bucket lists are a great way to help ensure you get out there and make the most of your summer. Even when we are chomping at the bit to get out and do certain things, my family will still sometimes end up not doing it because it’s too much effort. Bucket lists are excellent for keeping us true to what we want and not being lazy.

  6. I haven’t made an official list, although I too make a list for everything. Is it the mom in us? LOL I am happy to say allot of what was on my “list” (in my head..lol) have been checked off so far. 🙂 Love Juicy Juice!

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