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Cool Activities For The Family This Summer


The mercury is rising. School is over and It’s hard to be cooped indoors for a long time. Don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck at home and not doing anything aside from eating and sleeping? Not that they are bad to do but it’s healthier to do something fun while your on summer break, right?

Stay cool with your family this summer with these fun and “cool” activities you can do with everyone.  These fun activities not only get you moving and going but it won’t break the bank as well. It is perfect for everybody at home to engage in these fun and cool activities for summer.

  • Play board games
  • Sing along
  • Walk the dog
  • Do arts and crafts
  • Learn to bake
  • Learn to sew
  • Ride the bicycle with your family
  • Read books
  • Learn a new language
  • Start painting
  • Re-arrange your room
  • Paint the fence
  • Camp at your backyard at night with the whole family
  • Volunteer at your nearest pet rescue
  • Volunteer at the home for the elders
  • Solve puzzles
  • Get fit


And yes, there are more activities that you can do with the whole family, and even with your friends this summer. The break from school must not be boring. Fill it with activities and learning escapades that will enhance your skills, bring knowledge, build good values, and foster quality time with the whole family. Happy summer!



Inspiration Board For A Florida Room Theme


Decorating a room has gone from simply putting stuff here and there, painting your walls with bright colours that depict sunny days, or refurbishing old rickety furniture to give way to new ones. Decorating has become better and more inspirational especially for simple homeowners like myself who does not have any flair in interior designing. The many ideas you can pick in the web is enough to create an inspiration board for my Florida Room. But hey, what is a Florida Room anyway? Does it mean I have to be in Florida to actually have a Florida Room? Well, to put it simply, a Florida Room is an inspiration to get ideas from if you want to have a bright, sunny, and pretty colourful rooms. It is a tribute to the sand, sea, and the wind of sunny Florida. And if you like the summer fruits and tropical look of a perpetual sunny place, then you can go for the vibrant but still bright motifs of summer for your Florida Room inspiration.

A Florida Room inspired design will be filled with plenty of natural light coming through the windows, bluish hues around, nautical elements for added beach feel, and a whole lot of white splash or light coloured tones to set the mood.

Having a Florida Room especially if you live in a wintry place where it’s mostly grey and mood-altering, is a quick perk-me-up motivator. It pays to update your decoration or even do a make-over you can afford within your means to install a Florida Room in your abode. It can be a room, a patio, your backyard or all three! Put summer and the beach feel into your home with these ideas. So, are you ready for your Florida Room update?



The usual tones will be somewhere nautical related. If you will ask me, I will be more than happy to throw splashes of other bright colours depicting summer like the warm hues of yellow, orange and even pink for some tropical fling. This depends on what you want to establish with the decor. If you feel like sticking with the sea breeze motif rather than the fruity, summery feel, be my guest!



I am a great believer in DIY stuff. I usually make my own decoration. Since I am not from Florida but I am still exposed to the many sand around me here in the Middle East, I can create a semblance of the see with simple shells, sand, and a glass container to bring the sea into my home.

You can also create decors by combining some of your kids’ toys such as boats and create a collection in one corner for that nautical feel.

How about filling up a big glass jar with various shaped shells you’ve picked up from your last beach escapade?

Are you good in painting? Try some DIY paintings to show your love for the beach and summer.



Attaining that summery feel in your home may require you to get your furniture updated. However, I want you to stick to a tight budget so there is no need to replace those old furniture that you have. You simply update them if you like with throw pillow and blankets like the photos shown below.


I hope you get inspiration for your next project at home. If you feel like permanently living in sunny Florida, you can always check out the many listings available from Douglas Elliman, a well-established real estate company in the US. They have some beautiful Florida properties on the market that are drool-worthy!

(Photo credits: pinterest, due credit given to respective photos’ owners)

2 Cool Summer Birthday Party Decor and Favors Ideas For Everyone

It is summer! It is hot! But that doesn’t stop us from celebrating special milestones in our life, including our family and friends. The weather may cause us to sweat and all but let’s not let it spoil the fun for everyone.

It may be tempting to celebrate using the winter themes for such a hot summer day but it’s still fun to enjoy the season by entertaining our guests with fun and super cool summer themed birthday party decors for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some ideas on how to decorate your summer themed birthday party. You can choose to go Hawaiian or choose a more edible and thirst-quenching theme using summer fruits. Nevertheless, whatever you choose for your summer celebration, let  your summer birthday theme decors speak of the fun and coolness your guests are about to enjoy!

Hawaiian or Beach Party

Any Hawaiian or Beach birthday party themed celebration will include lots of pineapple, leis, tropical fruits and flowers with lots of Hawaiian printed get-ups. So, expect this theme to be super colourful and bold in prints.

These items are perfect giveaways to your summer beach party goers. Let them soak in the summer celebration and still look cool in your Hawaiian or Beach birthday theme for the summer. You can check party favors from Beau-coup too.

Personalized Beach Sunglasses

Personalized Sunglasses

There’s nothing worse than forgetting sunglasses on a sunny beach day. It can ruin your volleyball game, make laying in the sun a challenge and your eyes may hurt after a while. That’s why giving everyone a pair of personalized sunglasses is an amazing way to welcome them to your event.

Don’t forget to hand out your cool summer giveaways in this custom cotton tote bags. Guests will enjoy their summer loots including this tote bag and will never forget this one birthday during their summer!

Custom Cotton Tote Bags

Personalized Cotton Tote Bag

Need a way to help everyone transport their sand covered beach supplies from their clean ones? Maybe you want them to have a tote to carry their things in from your wedding and while they enjoy the beach. These customizable cotton tote bags are the perfect party supply for beach goers and can be used again and again once they get home.

Decorate your Hawaiian theme with these:




(Photos from Pinterest and credit to the respective owners)


Pool Party

What better way to celebrate a summer birthday than with lots of splish-splash and a dip in the cool pool with your family and friends? This pool themed birthday party is so easy to achieve especially if you already have a swimming pool. If none, don’t fret, you can always use a nearby resort or your country club’s swimming pool for a fee to rent for few hours.

Your pool party won’t be complete without these cute and totally rad floats! Don’t let the kids out of your sight though!

Giant Flip Flop Float

Jumbo Flip Flop Pool Float

Don’t let this summer be a “flop”. This giant sandal will turn heads and stop people in their tracks with how cool it is.
Giant Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float

Gigantic Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float

Of course, dress up your pool birthday party theme with these decors and favours!





(Photos from Pinterest and credit to the respective owners)


Fabulous Summer Party Supplies From Birthday Express


Summer party themes at Birthday Express

Whether it’s for your kiddo’s birthday or simply to mix up the fun, summer sets the stage for many creative party ideas. And with a little help from Birthday Express, you’ll have everything you need to celebrate the good times. Here are three party themes that are perfect for summer.

Splashin’ Pool Party – Everyone loves pool parties, so why not make it a day of water-based fun? Get the party started with Birthday Express’ Splashin’ Pool Party Value Party Pack! This pack includes all the essentials you’ll need to put together a fun-filled poolside celebration. The cute, round invitations will make a splash even before the party starts; and the dinner and dessert plates, cups, napkins, tablecover, forks, and spoons will help you set the perfect table. The pool party value pack also comes with balloons, curling ribbons, and crepe paper to make this party a hit!

Sharks Party – For those kids who love to live on the wild side, Birthday Express’ Sharks party theme is a great twist for a pool party. Set up an underwater adventure with the Sharks Value Party Pack, which has all the elements you’ll need to arrange an amazing party. The kids will love vibrant and colorful tableware, balloons, aqua blue crepe paper, sharks lunch napkins, and “Danger!” Shark Party invites.

Carnival Games Party – If your child is a fan of amusement parks and carnivals, then they’ll love Birthday Express’ Carnival Games party theme. The Carnival Games Value Party Pack can turn any room in your house or your backyard into an exciting carnival experience full of candy, fun, and laughter. Each Carnival Games party pack contains all the party supplies you need to get your themed party off the ground. Don’t wait around for the next carnival to come to town! Create your own and make party planning as easy as eating cotton candy!


Carnival Games Value Party Pack

Splashin’ Pool Party Value Party Pack

Sharks Value Party Pack


Fun Summer Backyard Activities For The Kids

Summer is peeking in the corner and ready to take over any time soon. Are you ready to embrace the hot summer months?  The hot weather should not keep you confined at home. Yes, it can be hot and humid but there are ways to enjoy the summer months without being cooped at home like you are on house-arrest.

Enjoy having fun with the kids with these activities right at your very own backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, fret not, your small garden or front lawn can also do the trick. What if you live in an apartment? Well, I will be posting fun activities for kids to do for that scenario too!

Have a barbecue party

Summer is fun with family and friends around. Let the kids enjoy summer too by having a barbecue party. Invite the neighbours’ kids and your kids’ classmates and friends to join in the fun. Grill some nice hotdogs, bake cupcakes and let the kids enjoy the time while the adults enjoy a sumptuous barbecue treat.

Do gardening

Kids these days need to know a thing or two about gardening. The best time to do this is when the sun is just rising so they get to get their doses of Vitamin D and not getting the harmful rays at the same time. The kids will learn to value the importance of planting, nurturing and taking care of their “plant” wards. Let them help dig soil and assign them to water the plants on a regular basis while keeping track of their growth.

Have a splash party

If you own a pool then this is a nice way to enjoy summer by hosting a splash or pool party for your kids, cousins, young relatives and even the neighbours’ kids with their parents’ consent of course. Make sure an adult who knows how to swim is on the look out while the kids are having splishy splashy fun!

Let the kids know the basic of swimming and also tell them to bring floaters and their tubes for safety too.

Make lemonades

It’s lemonade season! Teach your kids to make lemonades and not just any lemonade but various flavours at that too. They can sell the lemonades or offer to family and friends.

Learn how to paint

Your backyard is teeming with beautiful subjects and don’t let summer pass without teaching your kids to enjoy the basics of painting. They can use a paper or a canvas and let them draw and be inspired. They can use various mediums if they want but for starters, a watercolour or coloured pens will do. You’ll never know, this summer, you may just discover your little one has an inner Picasso!

Camp in your backyard

Summer beacons clear skies and it is fun to enjoy that by doing a backyard camping. Just make sure the kids have slathered bug-repellant lotions, have adequate ventilation in their tents and enough food and lantern to illuminate their campsite. You can always monitor their activities while sipping iced tea by the porch.

Have a story-telling session in front of a bon fire

A great way to enjoy summer with your kids is to gather around a bon fire, making s’mores and tell stories It will be one, fun and long summer night!

Fly a kite

With the modern age upon our kids, I bet they haven’t tried flying a kite yet. Teach them how to fly a kite and enjoy the summer breeze and sunlight too.

Throw frisbees (and let the fur babies join too!)

A good summer is never complete without enjoying the great outdoor (well, your backyard is your great outdoor!) with your furry pals too. Throw a frisbee and let Fiddo run after them. Not only does your pet get the much needed exercise to keep it up and healthy, your kids will be active too and not seated in front of the computer all they long.

Watch a movie shown on your backyard using projector or any audio/video equipment

This is one of my favourite and have done this while I was growing up. Well, we didn’t have the proper projector but we had the “toy” kind that would project blurry images but it was good enough to enjoy a funny cartoon while eating popcorn with my siblings in our yard. Just tie up both ends of a white plain blanket to a a tree branch or if you have a nice, flat white and clean wall, that will do to project your movies.


There are many ways to enjoy summer and let your kids engage in fun activities to keep them active and healthy too.

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