End of Summer Bucket List - Ways to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

We still have time to enjoy the last days of Summer.  As much as we want to hang on to Summer it is going to be gone before we know it.  So why not make the best of the End of Summer!!  Here are 20 simple Summer Fun Ideas to do before the end of Summer!

Go swimming – it's so simple but so often we get so busy that we don’t do the most obvious things to enjoy the season! So grab your bathing suit, a float and head to closest water hole; swimming pool, lake, river, etc…!

Floppy Sun Hats from PashShop.com

Floppy Beach Hats

Go Camping – whether you are glamping in a camper or doing it rustic by hiking out into the woods and popping a tent, there is nothing like being under the big open sky, sitting by a campfire

Happy Camper Shirt & Button Fly Jeans

Attend a Concert – there are many concerts that pop up over the Summer, just check your local events

Concert Outfit Ideas

Pick fresh flowers – Make use of the pretty flowers you’ve grown in your yard or set out to a nearby flower farm to cut some fresh blooms.  Arrange them in a pretty Mason jar.


Make s’mores – Grab a skewer or a stick!!  Marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate (if you haven’t tried a smores with a peanut butter cup yet, you must, it’s delicious) for a classic treat, Summer is just not complete without a s’more!  Or try this recipe: Smores Nachos

 Have a picnic – Food just tastes better when you enjoy it outdoors.  And no worries if you can’t make it anywhere, grab a blanket and head out to your own backyard or field nearby!   Get 75 picnic recipes here


Backyard Barbecue – There is nothing like getting together with friends & family in the Summer!  Its warm, your outside, playing games, enjoying great food and sipping on a cocktail!  Here are 20 delicious big batch cocktail recipes for your next barbecue 

Here's cute, short video on how easily you can throw together a backyard BBQ


Outfit Ideas for your Next Backyard BBQ - click on image to see outfits in the shop

 Striped Shorts & White Blouse

 Curvy Girl Green Top with Denim Skirt

 Boho fringe shorts with white top

Blue Maxi Dress or  See full line of dresses

Spend the day on a boat – Take in the last bit of Summer on a boat.  You may not have your own boat, but you can rent a canoe, kayak or go to a nearby lake and see if they have a public boat.  For example, Lake Raystown in Huntingdon County’s Proud Mary

Lake Bum Shirt / Denim ShortsPonytail Messy Bun Hat


Outdoor movie night – If you haven’t experienced a movie outdoors then this is must do!  Watching the big screen under the stars while enjoying the warm weather is so nice.  Head to a drive- in or if you do not live nearby to a drive-in movies then have a movie in your backyard.


Blog post coming soon for setting up a Movie Night in your Backyard 

Read your favorite book outdoors – take a break from all the technology and head to your local part to soak up some vitamin D.

Be a tourist for a day - I think many of us don’t take in all that our towns have to offer!  If you live near a tourist attraction, you probably try to avoid the crowds.  Why not take a day and enjoy your city or one nearby as if it were your first time?

Our Town - Huntingdon County PA, Lake Raystown & Trough Creek Park


Take a hike and watch the sunset – there’s nothing like watching the sunset while surrounded by nature

Check out your local farmers market – Get the freshest, in-season produce from your very own neighborhood.

Take a road trip - Summer is the perfect season to hit the road and explore

Take quick mini getaway – you don’t have to go far to escape and have a mini vaca, even if its one night you still get the benefits from a relaxing trip following a busy week.

Date night at home – I know it’s hard to find a sitter when you have little ones!  But Summer is perfect for a date night at home.  You can tuck them in early and have a dinner outside for a date night!


Here's the perfect date night at home dress!!  The Red Wrap Dress is stylish, sexy while still comfortable!


Host a bonfire party – Invite all your friends over for one last bonfire before Summer ends or simply enjoy cocktails & a campfire


Campfire & Cocktails Plus Size Graphic tee with Plus Size Capris

Campfire & Cocktails Long Sleeve Hoodie with distressed skinny jeans

Simply Enjoy the Outdoors – We all get so busy with the to do lists, that we just don’t slow down to simply go outside with no distractions. Go outside at night to stargaze, sit in the sun, stop & take in Summer before it slips by

Off the Shoulder Empire Dress - Blue

Enjoy a Summer Treat - way too often we worry about what we should & shouldn't eat.  Sometimes your truly just need to indulge and enjoy life!! So enjoy a tasty Summer treat and do not feel guilty!


Document your memories/ Make a Scrapbook – As you mark off the things from your Summer bucket list, snap a picture, get it printed and put it in an album with details so that you can always remember the memory

Enjoy your last days of Summer!!  And share with us what you do!!  When you check something off your End of Summer Bucket List share on Instagram with #apashlife

Comment below any other ideas to enjoy the last days of Summer.



  • Posted by Susan Ealy on

    Great ideas. You look so neat in all of the outfits!

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