100 Fun Things to Do in the Next 100 Days
May, June, and July don't have to be a wash if you follow our fun suggestions.
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Three months of fun
By now, you've probably Marie Kondo'd your entire house four times, went through your entire summer reading list, attempted every new recipe you've ever wanted to try, and have run out of things to do. Nearly 138 million Americans have looked to a creative project to stay busy right now, ranging from arts and crafts projects, home improvement work, and re-decorating, according to Michaels craft stores. Now is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby, work on that home improvement project you've put off, and let your inner creativity run wild. We've come up with 100 fun activities that you can do to keep busy over the next 100 days. And if you feel like sitting back and doing nothing, that's OK, too.
Create a home theater in your backyard
All you really need to turn your backyard into a home theater is a portable movie screen. If you have a grassy area, you can use blankets and pillows for seating, folding chairs, or even bean bag chairs for something more comfortable. Don't forget the movie snacks like popcorn, candy, or wine and cheese for adults. Screen one of these 16 family movies that everyone will love.
Learn how to cook from an Italian grandmother
You don't need to fly to Italy to cook with an Italian "nonna" or grandmother. For $60, you can learn how to make pasta dishes like gnocchi with pesto or ravioli in a butter sage sauce in a live stream class offered by NonnaLive. First, chose your "nonna" and then choose the day (or recipe) that works best for you. An ingredient list will be sent to you prior to the class along with wine pairing suggestions for your cooking class where you'll be learning recipes that have been passed down for generations.
Surprise someone with a flower delivery
Who doesn't love a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to their doorstep? Whether a friend or family member is celebrating an upcoming birthday or another special occasion, flowers are always a good idea. Make your own bouquet of blooms or order from Farmgirl Flowers which offers gorgeous burlap-wrapped bouquets starting at $50. Urban Stems offers next day or same-day delivery (NYC and D.C. only) as well as floral subscriptions for an assortment of colorful flowers, plants, and succulents. Or you could send a free virtual "Bouquet of Hope" from the Museum of Art and Photography. Find out the meaning behind popular flowers before you hit "send."
Mix your own craft cocktails
Put your bartending skills to the test and create a DIY cocktail bar with different types of liquors, bitters, and garnishes. Mix your favorite cocktail from scratch and top it off with a fun accessory like an umbrella cocktail stick so you can at least pretend to be on a tropical island vacation. Start with these fun and festive summer cocktail recipes.
Learn from world-renowned professionals on MasterClass
MasterClass is a platform where prominent industry leaders share their expertise and knowledge in a series of video lessons. Over 80 brilliant minds from a variety of categories including business and leadership, cooking, acting, music, photography, sports, and more offer hands-on demonstrations and advice. An All-Access Pass costs $180 per year and gives you access to classes taught by Bob Iger, Martin Scorsese, Kelly Wearstler, and Thomas Keller to name a few. MasterClass is available online or via Apple TV.
Bake fresh bread
Bread baking has surprisingly become one of the most popular pastimes during quarantine with ingredients like flour and yeast flying off the shelves. King Arthur Flour, America's oldest flour company, is a go-to resource when it comes to baking. Anyone can chat or call their Baker's Hotline anytime or visit King Arthur Flour's Hometown Baking hub for tons of recipe ideas, tips, and tricks. You can also try our no-fail two-ingredient bread recipe.
Decorate your patio with string lights
Adding string lights to your patio or balcony can really make a difference and create a dreamy vibe for summertime entertaining. It's an easy way to spruce up your outdoor space that doesn't cost much. Choose from bulb lights, rain lights, or fun decorative shapes like pineapples for a summertime theme.
Make homemade jam
It's super easy to make homemade jam or jelly and it makes for a great gift idea, too. The best part is choosing which fruit to use; just remember to select a fruit that is in-season for the best tasting jam. Stock up on cute jars so you can package them up and give them away as gifts for friends and family. Psst...This is the difference between jam and jelly.
Send someone a card by snail mail
When was the last time you received a handwritten note in the mail, just because? It's an easy and thoughtful gesture that can make someone's day and it's a delightful surprise to find among bills and junk mail. Better yet, make the card yourself with art supplies you have on hand for a more personal touch.