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6 Creative Ideas for a Fun and Relaxing Staycation

Staying at home this summer need not be boring! Here's how you can make it even more memorable

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A peaceful long weekend is all you'll need for a relaxing time with friends and family. Even if you haven't booked a trip to the beach or to any destination yet, you can still enjoy summer even in the comfort of your own home.

Here are six ideas that you can do for a memorable staycation.

Game Night

Ditch the usual computer or video games and encourage your kids to play board games! You can also utilize knickknacks and prizes that suit the game’s theme to make it more exciting! Click here for tips to help you transform a spare room into an instant game room.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez.

Stargazing Party

Appreciate the beauty of the night sky by going on a stargazing session at your backyard! Set out mats and pillows to make your family members comfortable as they lay on the ground, looking up at the sky. You can also provide additional seating such as beach chairs to make sure that everyone's comfortable.

Plan this party with the help of these tips.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Styling by Issa Villar.

Picnic Day

When was the last time you ate merienda outdoors? You can visit the neighborhood park or simply prepare a setup in your garden. Prepare finger foods, a comfy mat, and a lot of pillows. 

Photo from ModCloth.com.

Pampering Day

Skip your trip to the nail technician this weekend! Instead, catch up with your closest friends and host a nail spa party. Provide a set of new or sterilized manicure-pedicure tools for each guest: nail files, orange sticks, metal pushers, nail clippers, foot files, nail buffers, etc.

Make sure you have nail polish in different colors, too! Arrange them in a tray so your guests can choose. Plan this party with the help of these tips

Photo by Jun Pinzon. Styling by Issa Villar. 

Movie Night

Create your own movie theater without spending much! Drape a white cloth on a sturdy fence or attach it to two solid poles. Add comfy seats and prepare some snacks like popcorn and chips.

Plan your movie night with the help of these tips.

 Photo from potterybarn.com.

Breakfast in Bed

The perfect way to start a relaxing staycation is by having breakfast in bed! Serve breakfast in colorful plates and use napkins with fun prints. Consider using pieces like a red-and-white polka dot mug and a yellow-and-white floral cup for a charming setup.

Plan this breakfast surprise with the help of these tips.

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