Fun Activities to do Outdoors this Summer how to.

Fun Activities to do Outdoors this Summer

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February 21, 2023 by Kelsey J

It can seem like a huge task to organize day trips for a date or a family day, but it's not as hard as you think. As long as you have everything you need, planning a fun day in the sun can be a breeze!

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Fun Activities to do Outdoors this Summer

1.  Picnic

Picnics are great in the Summer because there’s so much flexibility for location, food, and cost. You can plan a picnic for anywhere from the beach to your backyard! Make it a date or bring the kids; as long as it’s a beautiful day you’re sure to have a lot of fun. One very important aspect of preparing for a picnic is choosing what food to bring-- you want to pack a fresh, simple, and tasty meal that everyone can enjoy. Fresh produce and healthy snacks make for a perfect packed lunch. Mason Jars Makerplace has many makers who create healthy, all-natural snack essentials as well as products to carry your food in. I took my boyfriend on a picnic date to see how he would like what I brought. Here are a few products that we loved and know that you will too:

Kitchen Garden Farm’s Certified Organic Salsa Variety Pack

Fresh salsa is a great picnic snack-- it’s healthy and tastes refreshing.  Kitchen Garden Farms created fresh, hand-crafted salsa that is guaranteed to please. We liked the Tomatillo flavor because it was super spicy.

Urban Cheesecraft’s Mini Farmers’ Cheese Kit

What’s better than fresh cheese? Honestly, pretty much nothing. This cheese kit is easy and fun for the whole family- perfect for a picnic, too!

Justy’s Jelly Very Berry Jalapeno Jelly

If you don’t pack PB & J’s on your picnic are you even going on a picnic? Justy’s Jelly adds a new twist to jelly that is guaranteed to “spice” up your sandwiches. 

BNUTTY Gourmet Peanut Butter

This is hands-down the best peanut butter I have ever tried. It was crunchy, sweet, and had little blueberries in it. To my own surprise, it paired perfectly with the berry jalapeno jelly- this combo will definitely impress your picnic goers. 

ReCAP Mason Jars Pack & Go Lunch Box

This Pack & Go lunch box was an absolute essential to our picnic date. It held everything we needed and kept everything inside nice and cool. The design is simple and efficient. 

Classic Single Glass Straw

Whatever you are drinking (we won’t tell!) do it in an environmentally friendly way with a glass straw. There are nine different colors to choose from so everyone can get his or her preference. 

IMPWEARhome’s Laminated Cotton Tablecloths

Whether you’re sitting at a picnic table or just on the ground, a tablecloth is a necessity to keep the mess all in one spot. Plus, IMPWEARhome has a variety of fun Summer patterns and they are all easy to wipe off and become clean again.

2.  Beach Day

We here at Mason Jars know that a “Beach Day” isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Getting the kids together, remembering to bring sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, etc., making sure there is food for everyone and the whole crew is happy. But when everything comes together, it’s always a great time for the whole family. We are here to help make sure you and your family can experience the most out of your beach day stress-free. 

Lay-n-Go Cosmo Deluxe Cosmetic Bag

This Lay-n-Go bag is a perfect accessory to hold all of your beach necessities. Sunscreen, lotion, lip balm, makeup, and any of your other small items set perfectly in this conveniently designed bag. 

IMPWEARhome Cotton Napkins

Bring your own silverware to reduce plastic waste when you go to the beach. IMPWEARhome has a wide variety of colors and designs for napkins (the kids will love them). These are also super easy to clean unlike other reusable napkins that you need to put in the wash.

Bar Blade Mini Bottle Opener

This bottle opener from Dropcatch is perfectly sized and super dependable. It’s sturdy yet small design fits in your pocket and easily removes bottle caps. 

Zero Waste Lip Butter

Keep those lips hydrated while in the sun with this environmentally friendly lip butter! No Tox Life uses wildcrafted plant wax rather than beeswax, making it a completely vegan. Also, by using premium cocoa in the recipe, the lip butter stays on for an extended period of time. 

3.  Camping Trip

There’s nothing like getting the whole crew together for a camping trip. Similar to a beach day, camping takes a lot of preparation and organization (not to mention bug spray!). We have a variety of makers who create items convenient enough to bring with you on your camping trip. 

Organic Breakfast Energy Bites

Keep your team energized with these organic superfood breakfast bites.  They provide a natural boost of energy and make for an easy and fulfilling breakfast for everyone. 

OneLogFire Portable Quick Start Fire Log

Whether you’re making a fire to stay warm or (more importantly) cooking marshmallows, it can be a difficult task. OneLogFire makes fire-starting easy and fun with this useful tool that is also easy to carry. Don’t wait for hours to eat those s’mores!

SleepPhones Classic

It can be frightening trying to sleep in the wilderness with all the strange and unfamiliar sounds going on outside… we recommend these comfy headphones to help you sleep comfortably. They’re great for kids, too!

Sun Days Goods Beeswax Wraps

Be environmentally friendly and wrap up your snacks in these cool beeswax wraps! They are perfect for wrapping sandwiches, cheese, fruits, and vegetables for lunch on the beach. 

California Home Goods Glass Water Bottle with Sleeve

We absolutely love these water bottles. The glass and sleeve kept our water cold and made it easy to carry. Also, the sleeves come in six different colors.

4.  Game Day

Nothing says “Summer Day” like taking the whole family out to the big game. We love baseball games here at Mason Jars and if you haven’t taken the family (or your partner) to one yet, we recommend it! Our makers have the essential products to make your game day with your loved ones the most fun.

We went out to a game just to show you what fun it is.

IMPWEAR Laminated Cotton Pouch

This pouch was perfect to bring to the game. It held all of my essentials and was small enough to take in through the gate. It’s also waterproof in case you were to get caught in the rain (fingers crossed this doesn’t happen)!

Sister Bees All Natural Lip Balm

Whether or not you mind sharing with your loved ones, Sister Bees balms are amazing for your lips. Made with all-natural materials that leave your lips feeling perfectly moisturized, this balm was definitely an essential for us at the game. I brought peppermint but there are several other flavors that you need to try out. 

Sister Bees Bee Beautiful Lotion

This hand and body lotion was awesome. Not only is it homemade from beeswax, but it also smells and feels amazing. I used it on my legs and loved how it left a shine on my skin for hours after I applied it. 

Simply Straw’s Classic Single Glass Straw

What’s better than saving the turtles by using reusable straws? The answer is using reusable straws that are the color you want! Simply Straw’s clean, colorful design makes being environmentally friendly fun and easy for any occasion.

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