Saturday, May 19, 2012

Unique Summer Fun: from Saturday's Show

Unique Summer Activites:
On this morning's show I mentioned that I would be sharing some unique ideas I found for your family and friends to try this summer.  I'm always looking for fun things to do with my family and friends or things to make our favorites more interesting.  Have fun this weekend.  

Pinhole Disposable Cameras
Disposable Camera Tour:
I think this is probably one of my favorites.  Bypass the instant photo technology just for today.  There’s something satisfying and beautifully nostalgic about having to crank three times before taking your next photo. Buy cheap disposable cameras for everyone in your group or your family and take a Saturday to create a unique “scrapbook” which features everyone's favorite moments from your day.  Wander around the city, visit parks or the zoo, have a picnic or try new restaurants.  This is a great way to bring a new element of fun to things you and your family and friends already enjoy.  Plus It adds purpose to aimless wandering, and you may even discover new local favorites.

Host an Outdoor Movie Night:
Make the most of summer evenings by setting up a projector to show a movie on the side of your house, garage door, etc. Ask friends & family to bring lawn chairs, cushions, blankets and their favorite snacks. You can even set up a bonfire in the back for making S’mores.  Or try out the Campfire Cone Recipe at the bottom of this post.  Also, check out the Giver's Log for some excellent outdoor movie night tips!  I loved their step by step instructions on how to create your own movie screen.

Kindness Missions: 
Your challenge... Make some money then give it away!
A Kindness Mission is simply an organized Random Act of Kindness, and there are a least a million different ways to do this so get creative. That's half the fun.  Here are a couple ideas to get you started: you could pass out individually wrapped Popsicles or bottles of water at a ball game, pass out coupons or small gift cards for free ice cream, mow lawns, give away little bottles of bubbles at the park.   If you don't have the funds for your kindness mission, raise money with a yard sale or lemonade stand.  The whole process of doing something nice for someone else is a lot of fun.  There is also a corporate Random Act of Kindness Day coming up on June 16.  I'll be talking more about this later.  For now, visit Love Louisville for more info.

Plan a surprise picnic: 
Surprise your family or friends with a picnic lunch. Just show up with a blanket, basket, and maybe a Frisbee.  You might just be their favorite person for the day.  Here are some great picnic tips from Taste of Home!

Make Campfire Cones:
At your next picnic, camping trip, grill out, or outdoor movie night try this super cute twist on the traditional S'more.  I think I'm in love with this easy dessert idea.  It certainly provides endless possibilities for an easy summer dessert that the whole family will love.  Click here for the recipe:

Campfire Cones

Scavenger Hunt:
Here is another fun idea that really has endless possibilities as well.  Host a scavenger hunt for your family or friends.  If you aren't feeling especially creative, here's a really cool new program in Louisville to inspire you.  It's called the Louisville Quest, and it's part Scavenger Hunt part Historical Tour.  They offer them most Saturdays.  Check out the Louisville Quest Website for more info.

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