Feelin’ the heat? Now’s the time to channel the chill and make the dog days more bearable. Get ready to up the ice factor on your afternoons—now!
Make a Splash
Just add water! Have a blast by calling up some buds and breaking out your old Super Soaker or Slip N Slide. Hand out joke awards (Muddiest Hair, Most Dry, etc.) and down some ice cream when you’re done. Want something more low-key? Blend up some smoothies and kick your feet in a backyard kiddie pool.
Chill in the Shade
Lemonade and ice pops are both summer musts. Cue the mash-up. Fill teeny Dixie cups 3/4 of the way with your fave lemonade (we like strawberry!). Cover the cups with tin foil and stick a popsicle sticks in each one. Freeze, and nosh them picnic-style under a tree.
Ditch the Denim
On the hottest of days thick jeans just won't do. Cast aside your cut-offs for a moment don a jaunty dress and huge fedora. Keep a foldable fan handy and create your own breeze. See? You can have killer style, even when it’s smolderin’. Stash your sunscreen in the fridge for a quick cool down before you hit the town.
Soak Those Tootsies
Splashing your peds in a mint soakaroo sends a chill throughout your entire bod. Fill a bucket or the tub with cool water and toss a few bath fizzies in. Hang out and take in the icy effect. Drink some cucumber water when you’re hanging out to up the spa feel.
Need AC stat? We've got a way to make your local library (they're always chilly!) way more fun. Create a silent scavenger hunt with your girlies. Create clues (like find a novel about a teen model, search for a book printed before 1924, etc.) and pass them out to the crew. You MUST do this quietly--no running and no bugging the librarian. At the end, check out few new reads and crack 'em open.
By: Katie Abbondanza and Abby Cheney
POSTED ON 6/24/2010 4:53:00 PM