May is here! Spring eases into summer, flowers bloom, and the warm weather begins in earnest. Get your family and home in tip-top shape with this roundup of 10 essential things to tackle this month.
A Beautiful Brunch
Organize a catered brunch for all your favorite people. Think beautiful garden-picked floral arrangements, colorful table settings, and all your favorite friends. No kids allowed, this’ll be a champagne affair.
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Memorial Day Party
Welcome summer with a festive Memorial Day gathering. You can honor veterans you know and love, celebrate the start of summer, or incorporate it all into one big bash. Either way, the theme colors are red, white, and blue! Hire a mobile BBQ caterer and request extra watermelon. A dunk tank makes for great entertainment, too.
Get a Couples Massage
School’s almost out. You know what that means? Parents need to capitalize on alone time before the summer child tornado commences. Even if your only kids are covered in fur, treat your honey to a backyard couple’s massage. Here’s an easy guide to hiring a therapist if you’re a first timer to this treat.
Paint a Mural on the Patio
Beautify your outdoor living space with a custom painted mural. The transformation from ho-hum to holy high style will be immediate. Don’t be afraid of bold color, even if your interior aesthetic tends towards neutral.
Host Water Aerobics Parties
Take advantage of the warming weather by ramping up your fitness routine. How fun to round up the neighborhood exercise crew and host weekly water aerobics classes in a pool. Everyone can chip in on cost and it’s a great excuse to get outside.
Pet Door Installation
The rain and mud has died down, so give your four-legged friend the freedom to have bathroom breaks at any time. It’s convenient when you’re home, so you don’t have to play the in/out game, and even more convenient while you’re working—so you don’t come home to unwanted surprises.
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Tune Up the AC
Summer’s gonna be a bummer without a working AC. Beat the heat (and busy AC tech schedules) by getting your tune-up in May before the temperatures really rise. Make sure the ceiling fans are up to par, too.
Prepare for Houseguests
Before the summer vacationers descend like (beautiful) flies, get your home guest-ready. Declutter the spare room, have the home child-proofed if your sister and her four kids are coming, and have the junk hauled out of the garage so you can work on projects in peace out there.
May is here! What projects are you ready to tackle?