Kid-Friendly Summer Bucket List (Includes FREE Printable!)

June 18, 2019

There is something magical about the summer season and all of the fun that can be had. The kids are out of school, the weather is hot, it stays light for a lot longer, and there is a vibe about summer that is enjoyable, relaxing, and ready for memory making. Looking for some exciting, adventurous activities to get the kids (and you!) out of the house while the weather is warm?  Cue a kid-friendly summer bucket list. Below are some great ideas that are budget conscious and sure to provide hours of amusement. Scroll below to read more about each idea as well as download our free pdf that you print and tote with you or hang on your fridge. Your kids will love the anticipation of each new adventure and checking off the activities.

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Download free printable here.

SUMMER BUCKET LIST 2019

  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Take a weekend getaway (Explore 12 of the most popular USA weekend destinations.)
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Watch a movie in your backyard (Instructions on how to get started throwing an outdoor viewing party here.)
  • Set up a lemonade stand (Pass along these helpful tips to your kids.)
  • Color with sidewalk chalk (Allow these creative images to inspire your creations!)
  • Go for a long bike ride (There are a ton of great cycling apps out there. Find one that works best for your needs.)
  • Sleep on the trampoline
  • Go for a hike (Check out these apps to help you find trails you’ll love. AllTrails is a favorite of ours!)
  • Play night games outside (We love kick the can, capture the flag, and ghost in the graveyard!)
  • Have an outdoor picnic
  • Go to an amusement park
  • Build a tree fort
  • Visit a farmer’s market
  • Have a water balloon fight (We buy several packs of these every summer.)
  • Play with dish soap on the trampoline
  • Eat (a lot) of snow cones
  • Go to an outdoor concert
  • Go stargazing (Here are some helpful tips to get started.)
  • Grab your fishing pole
  • Crack an egg on a sidewalk (This could be an educational experiment.)
  • Fire up the BBQ
  • Go swimming anywhere you can

Let us know in the comments which activity you or your kids are most anticipating. Have fun creating memories!

Email Issue Update

June 14, 2019

For those of you who received multiple duplicate emails from Jane this morning, we’re sure your inbox was quite a shock to behold. As much as we enjoy communicating with you, this was definitely not on purpose.

Unfortunately, a partner we use for sending email had an issue early this morning that caused these duplicate emails to go out. We’re working closely with them to make sure the issue is resolved, and that nothing like this happens again.

We’ll update this post and notify the customers who were affected as soon as we know more. Thank you for laughing, crying and joking your way through this glitch with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everything You Need to Throw a Stranger Things Party

June 12, 2019
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This summer is about to get a whole lot stranger—thanks to the premiere of Stranger Things season three! While the past two seasons were released on Halloween, the newest season will be released on July 4th and we couldn’t be happier. With warm weather and spooky nighttime noises to add to the ambience, a backyard bash seems like the best way to celebrate the new season. To help make your premiere party perfect, Jane has you covered with free printables, fun tips and the best Stranger Things deals.

Invites

After all, it’s not a party without guests! Let your friends know about your summer shindig with these Stranger Things themed printable invites.

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Download them for free here.

Decor

Now all you need is a few touches to transport your guests to the town of Hawkins. First, go ahead and hang some “Welcome to Hawkins” string lights along your fence or near the food table.

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Another easy way to brighten your backyard is to string up some Christmas lights in honor of Joyce Byers.

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Of course, the Christmas lights aren’t complete without the alphabet. Get some oversized balloons and draw letters on them with a Sharpie for the full Stranger Things effect.

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Plus, fill one of these light boxes with your favorite quote from the show.

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So we’re guessing if you’ve made the decision to throw a viewing party, 10/10 you probably want a way to actually watch Stranger Things right? We thought so. First step is to tear that comfy white sheet off your bed: introducing your movie screen. Hang that up on your fence (we used string to attach it to the posts at the top) and then set up a phone projector (<– this one has over 1,800 awesome reviews!) in the back to ensure that the night will go exactly as planned.

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For the finishing touch, make your backyard space extra cozy with soft throws and fluffy pillows.

Photos

Remember the night by taking pics with these props. All you have to do is print them off, attach a paper with tape or hot glue, and pose.

Download photo props here.

If you really want to show your Stranger Things spirit, these shirts are fabulous for any photo opp. Shop them herehere and here.

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Food

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Is it really a party without pizza? We think not. Order pizza for your fellow fans, paired with cans of Coke. The real question is: Can you crush them with your mind like Eleven? Make sure your guests save room for dessert, because these Eggo waffle cupcakes are the star of the meal. Whether you opt for homemade or store bought, these cupcakes are easy to make. All you need to do is toast Eggo waffles, cut them up, place them on top of your cupcake base and voila! An instant hit. Finally, put out some popcorn for your guests to snack on—and potentially spill when they get scared.

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We hope this post helped give you some inspiration for your premiere party. Let us know in the comments if you’re planning on watching the new season of Stranger Things. You know we’ll be watching!