June 20 marks the official start of summer and is also the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. There is no better way to celebrate this festive event and the days following it, than by spending time outdoors, embracing the warm weather and the changes taking place in nature.
Plan a party
A great way to embrace the start of summer is to host a party in your backyard. Not only is this a fun way to get everyone together, but it also launches the start of warm-weather activities. Make sure to have plenty of fresh foods out for guests to enjoy, such as a cucumber salad or grilled vegetables.
Go for a hike
There is no excuse not to be outside in nature after June 20, as the sun will still be shining long after you get out of work. When you get home, call up a few friends or take the family to a local hiking spot in your area and stretch your legs while taking in the natural wonders around you.
Decorate with flowers
A great way to infuse the summer vibes in your home is to purchase a few bouquets of peonies to keep in your kitchen, living room or any other space that could use a pop of color. Peony season starts in June, making them a perfect choice. A collection of flowers like Teleflora's Pretty in Peony will be lovely in any room as this arrangement of pink peonies comes in a fun pink glass cube vase that will fit with any decor.