Now that it’s June, it’s unofficially the start of Summer!
So that means sundresses, sandals, frequenting the beach and vacation plans. But with a major house remodel happening, a baby on the way and a toddler who needs to constantly be entertained- I need easy summer plans on a budget. From free to almost free, keep scrolling to check out my ideas for fun summer plans that are budget friendly!
Camping doesn’t have to come with all the bugs, trees and tents anymore! While traditional camping might be a lot of fun- it’s really not exactly my cup of tea. That’s why I looked into ‘glamping’ or ‘glamourous-camping’. Kind of like this super chic teepee that I took these photos at! It might be a tad more $$ than actual camping- but how could you say no to that setup? Glamping is great for an anniversary, birthday or flat out celebration!
Another great option is to set up camp in your own backyard- especially with kids! A tent and a sleeping bag (with full access to a kitchen and running water in your house) is a super easy way to get your kids excited and out of the house! Bonus points if you have a fire-pit to roast marshmallows and make s’mores!
If your backyard isn’t an option- a pillow fort in the living room is just as fun!
2. Road Trips
Road trips are SO much fun. Even if you’re just going a couple of hours away, it’s nice to get out of the city on the weekends and it’s a lot cheaper than a flight! Family road trips are a great bonding experience, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! Allen and I sometimes road trip down to San Diego for a little ‘vacation/staycation’ so Chloe can play in a pool (which is probably her favorite thing to do)!
3. Beach/ Pool Day
A beach day or a pool day is the best way to take advantage of a gorgeous sunny day. Of course, don’t forget to bring your sun hat and your sunscreen, but if you don’t have a pool or live near a beach, don’t underestimate the power of sprinklers -especially if you’ve got little ones running around. Sprinklers or just the water hose can provide kids with hours upon hours of entertainment.
4. Dinner Party
So if you don’t have kids but still want some fun summer plans without breaking the bank, might I suggest a dinner party? Potluck style dinner parties are always super fun and very affordable. Just ask everyone to bring a side dish or their beverage of choice for a fun night in. All it takes is a little organization and planning. Be sure to have a Polaroid on hand to capture the memories! Everyone loves a good instant photo!
5. Vacation On A Budget
So if you’ve got a little coin saved up and want to get away, check out my girl Jane’s post about how to travel like a bo$$! She breaks down all of her tips and tricks to find the cheapest flights, how to budget for it, and how she organizes it ALL.
Do you guys have any fun ideas for doing summer on a budget? Let me know below!
Photography by Karla Ticas, Makeup by Ting
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