This year, continue enjoying your family’s summer traditions without leaving your gorgeous home and friendly community at Stepping Stone. Whether you stick to the classics or try something new, fill your days with authentic seasonal fun from the comfort of your immediate surroundings. Read on for awesome ideas that you and your family can tick off throughout the summer.
Host the 2020 Stepping Stone Summer Olympics
Get your family moving this summer by hosting your own field day or series of athletic events. Encourage friendly competition by challenging your kids to participate in the event they would normally watch during the Summer Olympics, like the 100-meter sprint or mountain biking. Generous open space at Stepping Stone allows your kiddos to take their mark, get set, and go! You’ll find a unique collection of community parks and winding trails that beg to be used for everything from soccer to rhythmic gymnastics. For kiddos who don’t feel particularly athletic, consider decorating your home with fun DIY projects after completing a healthy — yet low-key — physical challenge. Take time to study the flags of each nation, their culture, and which Olympic events their athletes dominate. They’ll have a blast keeping their bodies *and* minds busy!
Create a DIY Day Spa
Gather your squad for a day of pampering without making the trek to a pricey resort. Your master bathroom — from Shea Homes’ Stonewalk Collection — is a welcoming retreat that features modern and luxurious finishes. For more alone time, spacious private bathrooms throughout your home allow your family to chill out on their own. Before slipping into deep relaxation, create a comforting necessities kit to simulate an indulgent spa-going experience. Have fun with your youngsters by whipping up your own handmade and kid-friendly products together. While you stay indoors, send your friends and family spa packages that include their favorite products — and set a virtual meeting to catch up over mani-pedis and mimosas. With these fun and easy tips, it’s easy to transform your bathroom into a gorgeous DIY day spa.
Go to the Movies
Plan a summer film festival by watching everyone’s favorite movies, throwback-style! Every week, allow a family member to choose a summer-themed flick to view in the great room or optional finished basement. Introduce your brood to the classics by working your way through your ultimate summer movie playlist: Make your selections based on your family’s age range, or enjoy some one-on-one time with each of your kids by viewing the film of their choice. Since a drive-in is only as strong as its concessions, grab your snackiest goodies and gather in front of the silver screen. Toss in the essentials — like fluffy pillows and cozy blankets — and enjoy every blockbuster from Jumanji to Jaws.
Continue your family’s summer camping tradition at home this year, even if you can’t hit the road the way you’d prefer. Fortunately, at Stepping Stone you’ll find floorplans that feature generous great rooms, optional second-floor game rooms, and optional media rooms in the basement. Create the perfect at-home campsite by streaming a cozy campfire on your TV, playing charades, and curling up with the family pup in a homemade tent. When considering your home’s design, opting for a covered patio will grant you stellar space for outdoor living — or at-home camping. For dinner, grill your favorite camping food on the patio, like hot dogs, veggies, and stove-top popcorn. Roast gooey s’mores for dessert, and wake up with sizzling bacon and scrambled eggs for the all-around, authentic domestic camping adventure.
Skip the long lines and expensive concessions and build your own water park at home instead! Complete your top-secret mission to go behind enemy lines with the help of super cool throwback water blasters, or fill a few kiddie pools with refreshing water and plant yourself in a revitalizing personal mini-spring. Get crazy — and simultaneously care for your lawn — with creative sprinklers that will keep your kiddos cool while they play. Conducting usual water park business is easy when you transform your kitchen into a fabulous food court! Stock up with soft pretzels, fresh fruit slices, and ice-cold smoothies and snow cones you can make in the blender. Unlike any other water park, allow your doggo to splash along — and even enjoy a dog-friendly frozen treat.
When you use this ultimate summer checklist, your family will love watching summer-themed movies at your homemade drive-in, relaxing in your rejuvenating day spa, and enjoying the best parts of the water park while you hang out at home. Contact us for information on how to start savoring your summer at Stepping Stone.