You know what I love the most about the summer? Besides the warm and sunny weather, summer time brings about a certain kind of youthful-like love bug. I’m instinctively more “in love” and in search of fun, out-of-the-box things to do with my partner to create unforgettable memories.
Transparent moment – our love life has taken a hit since Marley was born. We’re both adjusting to our new roles as parents and trying to make it work, but it isn’t easy. We hardly have any alone time and our schedules are so intense with work and trying to reach our individual career goals that it’s hard to carve out the time for dates…and when we do, the next obstacle is finding a babysitter for a newborn. As sweet as he is, not many people are comfortable with caring for such a small baby and honestly, we don’t trust anyone outside of family for the most part.
None of that changes how summer makes me feel though. Despite all of our challenges, I’m still feeling like I’ve been bit by the love bug!
I decided that a fun way to spice up our love life would be to complete a summer bucket list. It’s the same concept as the bucket list you’d create for your own life, except you’d replace life goals with #relationshipgoals like taking trips and doing projects together. The objective is to spend quality time with one another doing things you may not normally do to strengthen your connection.
Check out some ideas to create your list below!
31 Ideas For Your Couples Summer Bucket List
1 – Go on a picnic
2 – Take a road trip
3 – Visit the zoo
4 – Volunteer together
5 – Visit your local farmer’s market
6 – Cook dinner together using the ingredients from the farmer’s market (then eat it by candlelight)
7 – Fly kites
8 – Write and record a song together (then film a music video if you’re brave)
9 – Create a painting together
10 – Get matching tattoos (henna, of course)
11 – Have a photoshoot
12 – Go bike riding
13 – Go to a music festival
14 – Workout together
15 – Go fishing
16 – Binge watch a TV series on Netflix
17 – Host a couples game night
18 – Have a water balloon fight
19 – Go thrifting
20 – Complete a DIY project
21 – Visit a museum
22 – Go camping
23 – Host a BBQ
24 – Go rock climbing
25 – Stargaze
26 – Play truth or dare
27 – Share your dreams and goals
28 – Cozy up in a hammock
29 – Visit the beach (and make a sandcastle)
30 – Try each other’s favorite hobby
31 – Create a scrapbook
There are tons of other things you could do with your honey, this list barely scratches the surface. Share any ideas you have in the comment section below and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on our progress!