August is Family Fun Month! As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome a new school year, what better opportunity to focus on spending quality time with the people you love? From trips to the zoo to homemade pizza parties, there are so many fun things you can do. Whatever family looks like for you, whether it be young kids, just you and your spouse, or a group of close friends, give these ideas a try for memorable experiences that everyone will enjoy!
Have a homemade pizza party. Nothing brings family together like food. And cooking together is even better! Plan a homemade pizza-making party, and invite extended family and friends to join in on the fun. Try this recipe for Brick Oven-Style Pizza.
Have an ice cream party. While your homemade pizza dough is rising, whip up some handcrafted ice cream! Get creative with a variety of flavors and toppings. This Homemade Ice Cream recipe is super easy and doesn’t require an ice cream maker.
Plan a game night. Why not kick it old school and break out your favorite board games? Game nights provide a healthy break from the TV, and with the right games, an opportunity for lots of belly laughs.
Sleep under the stars...in your backyard. Experience the fun of camping without leaving the comfort of home. Grab sleeping bags, a telescope, and all the goodies for making s’mores, and spend a night sleeping under the stars in your own backyard.
Host a movie night. Turn your living room into a makeshift theater by hosting a movie night with popcorn and your favorite cinema snacks. Go for a fun theme like classic films, Disney favorites, or scary movies.
Go mini golfing. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right? To get out of the house for an evening, head to your local mini golf establishment. Bonus if you can find a glow in the dark course.
Visit a waterpark. Water slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers — a trip to the waterpark is a guarantee for end-of-summer fun. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Take a trip to the beach. If you live near water, savor the final days of summer with a day trip to the beach. Have fun in the sun building sand castles, snorkeling, or just lazing around with a good book.
Explore a bike trail. Who says family bonding time can’t involve exercise? Fasten your helmets and take to the trails for a day of biking. Visit TrailLink.com to find a bike trail near you.
Go to the zoo. Young or old, everyone loves going to see the penguins. Wrap up your family fun adventures this month with a zoo outing, and be sure to take lots of pictures.