You know the drill: the kids are off at camp, your commute is long and hot, and you’re tired of hitting up the same old happy hour spot every Friday night. What can adults do for fun when the weather is warm and they’re in the mood to play? So glad you asked. Check out these boredom-busting ideas, and bring sexy back to summer!
Take an all-day rock-climbing workshop. There is no sport that is more mentally, yet also physically, demanding than rock climbing. Not to mention, it’s so fun! You literally climb to new heights and get an adrenaline rush you’ve never felt before. Check with local outdoor groups or rock climbing gyms in your area. Most all-day workshops are fairly inexpensive, and you’ll meet tons of like-minded folks. Feeling adventurous? Try a 2- or 3-day camping/rock-climbing trip with a few pals.
Know what will really get your competitive juices flowing? A BBQ competition, of course! Turn a regular old afternoon on the grill into something fun and lively. Ask all of your friends or each family to bring something to grill. Then recruit 3 non-partial judges (or even better, use the kids – they won’t lie!) to rate each person’s dish. The winner gets to show up empty-handed to the next barbecue and the loser has to host.
Host an outdoor movie night! After all, you beautified your backyard, cleaned the pool, and got a new patio set, didn’t you? Turn a dinner party into something more fun by renting a projector, setting up some lawn chairs, and using cardboard boxes as tables to set down appetizers and wine. You can show off your domestic side and win extra points for creativity.
Elegance? Class? Sophistication? There is nothing you three love more than a little luxury. So why not round up a big group of friends and rent a wine tasting limo or party bus? Plan ahead to get a good group rate. Hit up several local wineries and either bring a picnic lunch or stop at a favorite place along the way. Pick up a few of your favorite bottles to enjoy back at home with your posse.