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Classic Summer Fun on a Budget:  20 Activities to Add to Your Summer Bucket List Like this.

Classic Summer Fun on a Budget: 20 Activities to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Classic Summer Fun on a Budget: 20 Activities to Add to Your Summer Bucket List Like this.

Fill up those empty paper plates with grilled Reuben hot dogs, sweet potatoes with chili lime sauce and a pile of honey cinnamon peaches.

35+ Amazing BBQ Recipes

Fill up those empty paper plates with grilled Reuben hot dogs, sweet potatoes with chili lime sauce and a pile of honey cinnamon peaches.

Pinployee and mother of three Karen Lieu spent many summer weekends camping under the stars with her extended family. “The best part of any camping trip is relaxing by the campfire and making s'mores! I share this same love with my kids today.”

10 Projects to DIY this Summer

Pinployee and mother of three Karen Lieu spent many summer weekends camping under the stars with her extended family. “The best part of any camping trip is relaxing by the campfire and making s'mores! I share this same love with my kids today.”

“My college roommate and I took a road trip from California to Missouri,” said Pinterest recruiter Kristen Ervin. “We drove through the Rocky Mountains and the plains of Kansas—it was so much fun we did it again the following summer!”

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

“My college roommate and I took a road trip from California to Missouri,” said Pinterest recruiter Kristen Ervin. “We drove through the Rocky Mountains and the plains of Kansas—it was so much fun we did it again the following summer!”

Get a little color this summer with homemade face paint. With only six natural ingredients, it’s skin-friendly and easy to make.

Seriously Easy Homemade Face Paint

Get a little color this summer with homemade face paint. With only six natural ingredients, it’s skin-friendly and easy to make.

“We had a forest in our Colorado backyard,” said Pinterest designer Morgan Keys. “During the summers, we’d gather fallen branches and pine needles to make a woodland den—we even tiled the floor with flat sandstones.”

“We had a forest in our Colorado backyard,” said Pinterest designer Morgan Keys. “During the summers, we’d gather fallen branches and pine needles to make a woodland den—we even tiled the floor with flat sandstones.”

“I loooove having BBQ parties with friends, but serving complicated drinks and meals can get messy, not to mention stressful,” said Pinployee and hostess with the mostess Annie Lee. Her trick? “Buffets and self-serve stations, upcyling ideas like beer in a wheelbarrow and some outdoor activities.”

If you need to entertain a large group of people (read: drunkards), use trash cans and a volleyball to play a gigantic game of beer pong.

“I loooove having BBQ parties with friends, but serving complicated drinks and meals can get messy, not to mention stressful,” said Pinployee and hostess with the mostess Annie Lee. Her trick? “Buffets and self-serve stations, upcyling ideas like beer in a wheelbarrow and some outdoor activities.”

“Chalk + bare slab of backyard concrete = true childhood happiness. Or, if you're my kid, endless drawings of farting butts...be warned!” Sounds like a blast, Evany Thomas!

LOOK: The Coolest Sidewalk Chalk Creations

“Chalk + bare slab of backyard concrete = true childhood happiness. Or, if you're my kid, endless drawings of farting butts...be warned!” Sounds like a blast, Evany Thomas!

“I grew up in a small town full of bars and beauty salons, so my little sister and I had to make up our own fun,” said Pinterest writer Amy Schaefer. “In the summer, we camped in our backyard—tent, sleeping bags, flashlights—and it was even better than the real thing because the bathroom was so close (and clean).”

The Complete Guide To Backyard Camping

“I grew up in a small town full of bars and beauty salons, so my little sister and I had to make up our own fun,” said Pinterest writer Amy Schaefer. “In the summer, we camped in our backyard—tent, sleeping bags, flashlights—and it was even better than the real thing because the bathroom was so close (and clean).”

Outdoor lunch party - for the next day breakfast or evening before dinner

how to host the perfect summer party

Outdoor lunch party - for the next day breakfast or evening before dinner

Pinterest’s Anika Briner grew up in Santa Cruz five blocks from the beach. “I'm pretty sure I never wore shoes for the entire 3 months of summer,” she said. “I learned to surf at Cowell's and every time I go back there, I remember catching my first wave when I was 8! So much nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of salty sea air.”

Pinterest’s Anika Briner grew up in Santa Cruz five blocks from the beach. “I'm pretty sure I never wore shoes for the entire 3 months of summer,” she said. “I learned to surf at Cowell's and every time I go back there, I remember catching my first wave when I was 8! So much nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of salty sea air.”

Pinployee and road trip fanatic Sarah Shere’s summer memory: “I loved running and rolling down the massive sand dunes at Sleeping Bear National Park, cooling off in Lake Michigan then hiking back up.”

Pinployee and road trip fanatic Sarah Shere’s summer memory: “I loved running and rolling down the massive sand dunes at Sleeping Bear National Park, cooling off in Lake Michigan then hiking back up.”

Pinterest’s Brittany Vaughn grew up in Colorado and loved visiting the Great Sand Dunes. “We spent every summer on the road in my dad's old Scout truck and our best memories were off-roading, surfing the dunes and splashing around in the shallow lakes at the base of the sand.”

Pinterest’s Brittany Vaughn grew up in Colorado and loved visiting the Great Sand Dunes. “We spent every summer on the road in my dad's old Scout truck and our best memories were off-roading, surfing the dunes and splashing around in the shallow lakes at the base of the sand.”

“As a teenager, I spent my summers playing ping pong with my best friend in the backyard,” said Pinployee Manu Guerzoni.

DIY Backyard Games

“As a teenager, I spent my summers playing ping pong with my best friend in the backyard,” said Pinployee Manu Guerzoni.

Pinterest designer Victor Ng said, “My sister and I would spend hours in our yard ‘baking’ mud recipes and finding pretty rocks for garnish.”

Make a Mud Pie Kit from Recyclables

Pinterest designer Victor Ng said, “My sister and I would spend hours in our yard ‘baking’ mud recipes and finding pretty rocks for garnish.”

“In college, we’d go on the field behind my freshman dorm and play ultimate frisbee in the sprinklers,” said Pinterest engineer Wendy Lu.

“In college, we’d go on the field behind my freshman dorm and play ultimate frisbee in the sprinklers,” said Pinterest engineer Wendy Lu.