Wacky Holidays to Celebrate This Summer… While there may only be a few well-known holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there are actually quite a few lesser-known, wacky holidays. Since this is the Summer of Fun at our house, we’re planning on celebrating as many of them as we can. No, there won’t be presents or extravagant decorations, but there will definitely be some laughter and memory making. Here are a few of the ones we’re planning on incorporating into our family festivities.
June 2nd – National Go Barefoot Day
We’ll be sinking our feet into the cool summer grass and having a Mommy-Daughter Toenail Painting Party to celebrate going barefoot.
June 7th – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Chocolate ice cream and a summer afternoon? Need I say more? Oh… or some Fried Ice Cream!
June 10th – Iced Tea Day
There’s nothing better than a tall glass of iced tea on a summer day, so we’ll be setting out the sun tea pitchers early in the morning. I plan on picking up some herbal teas and letting the kids pick their flavors for individual iced tea goodness.
July 10th – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Grab a picnic blanket, some finger foods, and head outside with your favorite teddy bear for Teddy Bear Picnic Day. We did this one last year and the kids loved it!
July 17th – National Ice Cream Day
Two ice cream holidays in one summer? Yes, please! We’re going to be making our own ice cream for the July holiday though. It’s easy to do and a great way to sneak in some science learning in the summertime.
July 24th – Cousins’ Day
We’ve already reserved the day with extended family to celebrate Cousins’ Day this summer. They are together every few days anyway! 🙂 It’s really important to us that the kids stay close with their cousins. 🙂
July 27th – Take Your Plants for a Walk Day
This one is just a weird holiday, but be sure to wave as we take our house plants for a walk on the 27th of July! We’ll be the family laughing as we pull a wagon of spider and aloe plants down the street…
July 29th – National Lasagna Day
One of my favorite meals growing up was lasagna. Even the thought of the rich cheese and delicious noodle-goodness makes my mouth water. To celebrate, we’ll be feasting on some homemade lasagna for this unusual (but tasty!) summer holiday.
August 3rd – National Watermelon Day
Is there any fruit more representative of summer than a watermelon? We’ll be cutting one up for juicy watermelon slices and probably doing a watermelon craft too.
August 10th – National S’Mores Day
I’m not sure if we’ll go camping and make s’mores, roast some marshmallows in the backyard fire pit or make s’mores dip. Either way, we’ll be marking this day with marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker goodness!
August 15th – National Relaxation Day
Break out the hammocks and the backyard games, because this day is all about relaxation! We don’t really plan on doing much other than relaxing – which is the perfect way to celebrate.
August 26th – National Dog Day
From washing the dog to taking him for a walk to cooking hot dogs on the grill, August 26th will be a day that’s gone to the dogs!
We’ll wrap up the summer surrounded by friends and family with a Labor Day picnic that’s filled with delicious food, games, and fun.
The purpose of celebrating the silly holidays throughout the summer isn’t to make light of religious or somber ones, it’s to create family memories. The things that our kids will remember long after we’re gone are these times – and we want to make them great. Here’s to your celebration of wacky holidays this summer too. May your family be rich in memories by the time Labor Day rolls around!