If I could board a plane for vacation tomorrow or today, actually, I would. But I can’t. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about booking a plane ticket to Hawaii (I used to live there and miss it every single day). A few weeks ago, as I was daydreaming about my escape to paradise the idea hit me to plan a staycation.
Why couldn’t I just bring a little bit of Hawaii here?
So, I enlisted my sister and very soon we will be taking a Hawaiian
vacation staycation (of course, I will be blogging about it). Though, this staycation was inspired by my “home”sickness for Hawaii, it got me thinking about other ideas for staycations. It really is a great option for for families that can’t make the expense or perhaps schedules don’t allow. Or for those of us itching to go anywhere but here!
Here are 3 Summer Staycation Ideas based on popular family vacations but you could easily use your favorite vacation spot or even somewhere you’ve never been but would like to, as inspiration.
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Go Camping – When I was a kid, camping was a family favorite. It would be fairly easy to replicate a great camping trip, right in your own backyard! Gather all of the camping essentials that you would on a regular camping trip, including a fire pit (or a grill will do if you don’t have one or live in a place that doesn’t permit them). If you don’t have a pool, you can set up a kiddie pool as a “lake”. Go for a hike or nature walk either in your neighborhood or at a nearby park or trail. Do other activities that you would do on a camping trip such as: play outdoor games, sing campfire songs, tell stories and don’t forget the s’mores! If you don’t have a fire pit, you could make a campfire dessert like these campfire cones from Hip2Save. Go to a Beach House – Turn your house into a beach house! Have everyone sleep in the living or family room, set up a pool (or two) in the back yard, bring in some sand, blow up some beach balls, put up a volleyball net, play games with pool noodles, pull out umbrellas and chairs and just lay out in the sun. Go to Disneyy – Crank up the Disney music and bring the happiest place on earth home! Get some balloons, rent or borrow a popcorn machine, make some candy or caramel apples (or checkout these Disney copycat recipes), get some Mickey ears, make your own Neverland, Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean or Jedi School. Chances are you have some sort of Disney costumes laying around or you could easily find some. There is so much you can do with this idea!
Where do you think you might like to staycation this summer?
This post is part of a blog hop with a few of my mom blogger friends from the Mom Blog Social Media Share group on Facebook. Here are their post titles and sites, if you’d like to “hop around”:
Tassels and Tunics: A Time Saving Summer Fashion Guide for Moms // Living That Mom Life
Baby’s First Summer; How to Make A Family-Friendly Bucket List // So(Lace) in a Small Town
8 Outdoor Party Tips & Tricks // The Cool Mom