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August is a bittersweet month. Of course, it’s still summer, which means warm weather, lots of sunshine, and a ton of opportunities to go have fun in the community. It’s also a sign that summer is nearly over. Things like the return of the school year, slow cooling of the temperatures

Five Ways to End the Summer with Your Family

Needing some ideas of how to end summer with the family. Plan one last fling with the kids and anyone else you might want to attend for fun in the sun.

Family Photos

Nothing captures a moment quite like a photograph. Taking the family out to a photoshoot to end the summer might not sound terribly exciting, and even seem a little stressful. Nevertheless, it’s a great way to capture how the family is looking before life gets busy again. It’s also a good way to get a shot of your favorite summer spot to capture what the season represents.

Plan a Picnic

Is there anything more summer-friendly than a picnic? Especially towards the end of summer, it’s likely to be a little cooler than the dog days of July, and a picnic is a relatively inexpensive way to spend time together. If you’re very pressed for time, it’s also quick to plan!

Have a Bonfire

This one is a classic summer tradition. Making smores next to the campfire might be something you can’t pull off, but using a firepit in the backyard, you can recreate those warm summer nights right in your backyard. It’s a great way to spend time together, and if you leave electronic devices inside while you’re enjoying the bonfire, you can get some really wonderful end of summer memories. Fun stories and moments happen near the bonfire.

Find an End of Summer Festival

A lot of communities host end of summer festivals to cap off the season. Taking your family to one might be a ton of fun, and even give you an opportunity to go with neighbors or friends somewhere close by.

Do Something Special to You and Your Family

No matter what you end up doing to cap off the summer, make it special for you and your family. This might be a movie night in your pajamas, or even something as simple as going out for ice cream. Whatever feels right for you and your loved ones is the best thing to do.