All The Surefire Ways To Have A Big Bangin' Summer

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Have some summer fun The Big Bang Theory way!

Have some summer fun The Big Bang Theory way!

With summer in full swing, it's time to indulge in all the things that make these dog days worth living.

Whether that's cosplaying Betsy Ross, lounging by the pool, or binge-watching your favorite TV shows, The Big Bang Theory has you covered. Read on for more ideas on how to have a bangin' summer, courtesy of Sheldon Cooper and the gang!

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Take a trip to the woods with your close pals.

Take a trip to the woods with your close pals.

They say there's nothing like the great outdoors to clear your mind and set you free, so grab a few friends and head out to the middle of nowhere. Whether you choose to pitch a tent or an air-conditioned chalet, you're guaranteed to have a memorable adventure. 
Spend time with your family.

Spend time with your family.

With all of the daily hustle and bustle, it can be hard to carve out some quality family time, so, instead of delaying a reunion until the holidays, invite your parents or in-laws over for a hang. You might be surprised at just how much fun you have!

For anyone who isn't besties with their significant others' parents—yet!—make sure to check out this handy guide on how to win over your in-laws.
See the world through a different perspective.

See the world through a different perspective.

Exploring the outside world is fun, but, some days, it's just too dang hot! Thankfully, there's a lot of cool tech that lets you experience nature without ever having to step foot outdoors. Pick up a virtual reality headset or stream a nature documentary, kick back, and enjoy the view. 
Go on a road trip.

Go on a road trip.

Planning a trip with friends? Instead of hopping on a flight far away, opt to take a car instead. As you cruise across the state—or country—you can stop at unique tourist destinations (Carhenge, anyone?) and entertain each other for hours by playing games like I Spy or Road Trip Bingo.

Just make sure at least one of you knows how to change a flat tire!
Plan a themed-viewing party.

Plan a themed-viewing party.

Binge-watching your favorite show or movies is much more fun when you're with your pals.

Set a theme, invite your friends over, and settle in for a night of couch-potato bliss. To spice it up, you can set a specialty drink and snack menu or host a costume contest! 
Have a romantic night in with your sweetheart.

Have a romantic night in with your sweetheart.

You don't have to shell out the big bucks in order to have a dreamy evening with your significant other. Arrange some flowers, light a candle (or 50), grab a bottle of your favorite bubbly—sparkling cider totally counts, BTW!—and serve up a nice home-cooked meal for your bae. 

Being sweet and thoughtful is free, so shower your sweetie with affection!

 
Get a group together and go wine tasting.

Get a group together and go wine tasting.

Escape the heat by heading to a winery or cellar and sipping some stellar Syrahs.

Even if you're not the most knowledgable sommelier, you know what they say: practice makes perfect!
Throw a pajama party.

Throw a pajama party.

Pajama jammy jams might be considered a childhood summer staple, but, last time we checked, these slumber soirées didn't have an age prerequisite.

So, just because your parents are no longer providing the pizza doesn't mean you can't still spend the night gossiping and snacking with your bestie! Call up your pals, order some greasy food, and spend the night laughing it up.
Visit a fortune teller.

Visit a fortune teller.

Curious about what the future holds? Head over to your local psychic for a reading. Whether or not you believe in a fortune telling's accuracy, this kind of exotic outing is sure to result in an interesting story or two.
Try out a new video game or console.

Try out a new video game or console.

Level-up this summer by picking up a hot, new game or gaming system because, let's face it: killing zombies is a lot more enjoyable from the comfort of your couch while wearing your coziest pair of sweats. 
Invite your friends over for game night.

Invite your friends over for game night.

For anyone with hermit tendencies who still wants to maintain some semblance of a social life, might we suggest calling up your buds and inviting them over for a game night?

If you can't decide on what to play, allow The Big Bang Theory to suggest some of their favorite games.
Redecorate your living quarters.

Redecorate your living quarters.

Just because you weren't able to give your digs a spring makeover doesn't mean you have to wait another year to freshen up your space. Try starting a home renovation project or simply rearranging one of the rooms in your place and your abode will feel fresh and new in no time. 
Burst into song at your local karaoke bar.

Burst into song at your local karaoke bar.

Worried about singing off-key in front of a room of strangers? Don't be because commanding the karaoke stage is more about performance than pitch.
Find your zen in a spiritual outlet.

Find your zen in a spiritual outlet.

Try to channel life's daily stresses in a grounding yoga session. Your chakras will thank you. Promise.
Use your own two hands to build something.

Use your own two hands to build something.

Whether you've been meaning to turn those Mason jars into an herb garden or put together that model train set that's been sitting in your closet all year, head down to your local hardware store and get all the necessary tools to work on that project you've been putting off. 
Heat things up in the kitchen.

Heat things up in the kitchen.

Dining out is fun, but costs can add up quickly, so turn your own kitchen into a five-star restaurant by crafting your own culinary concoctions. Who knows, you might just find that your version of penne à la vodka sauce is the best thing you've ever tasted!
Throw a jewelry-making party.

Throw a jewelry-making party.

Head down to the craft store, pick out an assortment of fun beads and baubles, and gather your cohorts for a crafty night at the homestead.

Friendship bracelets are totally coming back into style! Trust.
Go on a scavenger hunt around town.

Go on a scavenger hunt around town.

Explore your neighborhood like never before by organizing a scavenger hunt. Not only is this a great bonding activity, but you never know what kind of hidden local treasures are waiting to be discovered. 
Indulge in a fancy tea party.

Indulge in a fancy tea party.

Tired of asking "what's on tap" and picking at half-empty bowls of mixed nuts? Arrange an afternoon tea for a change of scenery, spirits, and snacks. After all, you can't go wrong with miniature cakes!
Buy tickets to see the latest summer blockbuster.

Buy tickets to see the latest summer blockbuster.

Sure, you could wait until it's available on-demand, but there's nothing quite like watching an action-packed movie on the big screen with a giant bucket of popcorn in your lap. 
Bake a cake for someone special.

Bake a cake for someone special.

No one needs an excuse to whip up a delicious dessert, but baked goods are always a great way to entice friends over for a hang session. As the Turkish proverb goes, no road is long with good company—or cake!

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