Create your Summertime Fun with Friends!

Alas! Summer is here… so what are your plans for this year? We have a diverse list of summertime festivities to do with friends or family. Whether you are at the lake, beach, or on a staycation, this list will help inspire you to plan more fun in the sun!

Go GLAMping. If you are like me, you prefer electricity when camping. Why not rent a camping bus and go on a camping trip? Grab a few of your besties, make sure someone can safely drive the vehicle of course. We like some of these spots for inspiration: Ginnie Springs, High Springs, Florida where you can experience the crystal clear springs, tubing and you may even spot a real mermaid! Up north we like Ohiopyle State Park where you can explore by bike, kayak the rapids and experience natural waterslides. Find a place that suits you and your friends and go! Don’t forget bug spray, sunscreen, a waterproof bag and your Mermaid Life tee shirt!

Plan a Corn Hole Tournament! This game is so much fun for everyone, and can be played just about anywhere. If you’re with a competitive bunch, you can put together a corn hole tournament. Adults playing? Make it a fun drinking game. This game will give you and your friends hours of entertainment, and goof times. Corn hole games are great on the beach, a lake house, or in the backyard. We’ve found some great corn hole boards at  www.cornhole.com.

Paddle and a Picnic. Get a group together and rent kayaks or paddle boards and make it a day. There is nothing more beautiful than quietly paddling through nature. Be sure to have a a dry storage bag for your things.

Protect your phone in a water proof bag as you will want to have it handy for that selfie memorable  moment. In your dry bag you’ll need sunscreen, energy bars, water and a hat or visor. Plan a picnic afterwards to talk about your day. Make it a potluck, bring a cooler with beverages and enjoy!  Dont forget to wear your sun protective gear, like our amazing Mermaid Life® Rash Guards that women love!

Do something good for humanity! Gather a group and put together a coastal cleanup. There are many organizations to work with. We like to call our friends at CCA Forida who can help you organize a coastal cleanup, visit their website at https://ccaflorida.org. If you are not near a lake or ocean coastline, try to organize a park clean up, or an environmental beautification project within your local town. Another great group activity is to volunteer as dog walkers at your local shelter.
There is no better happiness than feeling good about the positive work you’ve done to help out!

Be the Host os a Backyard Luau. Transform your backyard into to a Hawaiian paradise for a day. Be sure to have plenty of Lais for your gusts as they enter your backyard oasis. Be sure to have Mai Thais or other tropical drinks ready to pour. For your arriving guests. When it comes to Luau food, pork is most traditional. If you are really into this - prepare a Hawaiian style pig roast, its amazing and your guts will eat all night long. Tiki torches are a great decoration, but need to be placed in safe areas where nothing can be burned. Music is essential her, we like Hawaiian artists like Iz, mixed in with a little surfer style music like Dick Dale or the Wheeleand Brothers. 

Did somebody say Casino? What better fun is there with friends than a weekend casino trip in the summer? When you aren’t plying your best hand at poker, grab a lounge chair and sit poolside with your Mermaid Life wine tumbler. If you are in the south, the Beau Rivage is an easy drive. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania you can visit the Rivers Casino and maybe even catch a baseball game while there, and if you are lucky enough to be on the west coast, then Vegas is a short distance away where there are many great casinos to choose from. Plan a night on the town so you can wear your favorite summertime dresses.  And if you have had TOO much fun on the town, leave one day for detoxing… visit a juice bar in the morning and go get a much needed facial to relax with your friends.

We hope to hear about YOUR summertime adventures soon! Comments are welcome below. Mahalo!

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