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40 Things To Put On Your Summer 2014 Bucket List

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mass Amherst chapter.


It’s April and summer is just around the corner! (Can you believe it?) Time flies by so quickly, so it’s important to always make the most of things. You only have a limited amount of summer breaks so try to make this summer memorable, no matter what you might be doing. A fun thing to do might be making a summer bucket list by writing down a list of things, trying to complete it all, and documenting your trials with pictures in a scrapbook or on Instagram! Here are a few suggestions to add to your summer bucket list for 2014!

1. Go a whole day without any technology.

2. Have an all-day, all-night PJ movie day with friends (chick-flick or Disney movie marathon anyone?!).

3. Go to a concert.

4. Take a road trip (even if it is just to a new town for a day!).

5. BEACH!!!

6. Try out a Wreck-This Journal” – a journal that brings out your creativity by telling you to do something on each page and you interpret it how you’d like.

7. Watch and do a Bethany Mota YouTube tutorial (there are great bow-making, outfits, and makeup ones!).

8. Read a John Green book – (my favorite is “The Fault In Our Stars”) Or just read any good book you’ve heard about.

9. Get a sun-tattoo.

10. Go to a drive-in movie theatre.

11. Go drool at the screen and see The Neighbors with Zac Efron and Dave Franco out May 9th!

12. Go on a hike and take a moment to notice the beauty of this life.

13. Summer bracelets!!!

14. Bake something you’ve never made before. (Check out our Pinterest or any food blog for recipes or one of our articles!)

15. Do some yoga.

16. Go tubing!

17. Have a water gun/water balloon fight.

18. Bonfire & s’mores.

19. Send a message in a bottle.

20. Attempt to make a blanket fort.


21. Catch lightning bugs.

22. Star-gaze.

23. Try some new food, even if you’re scared!

24. Visit a waterpark or amusement park.

25. Go see The Fault In Our Stars movie that comes out June 6th! (You will certainly fall in love with Augustus Waters after this tearjerker.)

26. Have a photo-shoot with friends.

27. Collect seashells.

28. Watch the sunrise on the beach.

29. (For laughs) Use a corny pick-up line on a cute guy and see his reaction. (To Theo: “Did you have Lucky Charms for breakfast? Because you’re magically delicious.”)

30. Play messy Twister.

31. Go night-swimming.

32. Have an at-home spa day.

33. Eat breakfast for dinner.

34. Try to make someone’s day by doing something nice—like maybe leave a nice note on a stranger’s car.

35. Listen to 5 Seconds of Summer.

36. Start a blessings jar. (It doesn’t have to start from January 1st!)

37. Let a floating lantern go.

38. Get some funny shirts.

39. Treat yourself to some funnel cake or fried food!

40. Do something different with your appearance—lighten your hair, tip-dye it, get another piercing.

Just make sure to have a great summer, Collegiettes!

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Kelly Capri

U Mass Amherst

I'm now a senior at UMass Amherst & started Her Campus my freshman year. I had just transferred from Clemson University in South Carolina and it allowed me to find friends immediately. HC also helped open myself up to a passion of mine - journalism and writing. Additionally, Her Campus helped me meet people who inspired me to get more involved on campus - which is why I joined Greek life as well as got a job for student activities and involvement. As sappy as it is, HC has changed my college experience in so many ways. Besides HC, I am a double major in journalism and biology, and work as a tour guide and for Student Activities & Involvement. I am the VP of Alumnae Relations of Sigma Kappa Beta Eta, involvement in a number of other organizations, and I love mozzarella sticks and Nutella (but not together!)
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