There’s no place on earth quite as relaxing as the lake—so we’re here to make sure your lakeside entertaining is as stress-free as possible. Try out these 15 tips and tricks, and your weekend is sure to go swimmingly.
This step-by-step DIY project transforms simple household items, like plastic bins and pool noodles, into a lake-worthy cooler. Now, you and your drinks can stay cool while floating the day away.
Combine the soothing powers of Aloe vera with the cooling properties of ice for a sunburn solution that’s both effective and fun.
Never fear losing your keys again. This simple, three-step DIY is sure to become the clumsy boater’s best friend.
Remember the Capri Sun you loved as a kid? Meet the grown-up version.
Of course, we can’t forget about the kids! Try freezing Capri Sun pouches and using them as additional ice packs in your cooler during the morning. Then, when the afternoon sun hits, they’ll transform into the ultimate slushy treat.
We’re convinced that kabobs are the ultimate lake food—simply toss your favorite meat into a baggie in the morning, let it marinate while you float, then throw on the grill as the sun sets. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
This DIY takes seven simple steps and results in hours upon hours of fun. Let the games begin.
These personalized picnics make lunchtime a breeze.
Cardboard egg containers can be a clever way to carry charcoal and a DIY fire starter— all in one.
All the fun of a popsicle—none of the sticky fingers.
Foil packets are another great way to make the most of lake day. Simply assemble your ingredients in the morning, toss on the grill in the evening and the mess practically cleans up itself.
“Upcycle” your leftover wine bottles into a creative light fixture that will repel mosquitos while adding a little sparkle to your boat or BBQ.
Pack pre-scooped ice cream and your favorite toppings in mason jars for a lakeside sundae bar.
Paradise awaits. Are your DIY skills up to the task?
Overwhelmed by all these delicious options? This handy diagram has your back.