First Day of Summer: Fun Ideas to Kick Off the Season

Posted by Sara Chinnock on

Looking for ways to celebrate the arrival of summer? 

The first day of summer is a fantastic excuse to celebrate and soak up all the sunshine, warmth, and endless outdoor adventures. It is a special occasion that deserves to be enjoyed to the fullest.

At Sara's Boxes & Boards, we love planning and making little moments extra special. Whether you're looking for a low-key gathering or an all-out bash, we've got a bunch of fun ideas (and an easy-peasy solution) to help you make the most of the season. So, let's get this party started!


Host a Backyard Barbecue

Nothing marks the beginning of summer quite like the smell of grilling food filling the air. Hosting a backyard barbecue is a classic way to celebrate! Invite friends and family, set up a few lawn games like cornhole or frisbee, and enjoy some burgers, hot dogs, and fresh summer salads


Plan a Beach Day 

If you're lucky to live near the coast (we don't, but there are lakes by us), a beach day is a fantastic way to kick off summer. Pack a picnic, grab your sunscreen, and head to the shore for a day of sun, sand, and surf. 

Don't forget to bring:

  • Beach games like frisbee, volleyball, or paddleball.
  • Comfortable beach chairs and a large umbrella for shade.
  • There are plenty of snacks and summery drinks to keep everyone energized and hydrated.


Organize a Pool Party

A pool party is an excellent way to cool off and have fun this summer. Whether you have a pool in your backyard or access to a community pool, you can create a memorable event with these tips:

  • Inflatable pool toys like floaties and noodles for added fun.
  • Poolside snacks like fruit skewers, popsicles, and finger foods.
  • Pool games like diving contests or water balloon fights add an extra layer of excitement.




Consider getting our Fun In The Sun Box to elevate your summer celebrations. This all-in-one package has everything you need to create lasting memories with family and friends. It's perfect for pool parties, backyard barbecues, or a day at the beach. This curated box includes: 

  • Colorful plates and napkins.
  • Summer-themed decorations to set the scene.
  • Outdoor games to keep everyone entertained.

With these ideas and the Fun In The Sun Box, you're all set for an unforgettable first day of summer. So gather your loved ones, embrace the season, and make the most of this sunny celebration!

P.S. Don't forget to pick up your charcuterie board from us to make it the best party ever!
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