DIY Summer Survival Kit for the Beach, Picnic, & More – plus a giveaway!
Planning a beach trip or waterpark adventure? Wanna take an impromptu picnic? Heading on a road trip? These easy DIY Summer Survival Kits are for you!
Warm weather is upon us – and with that comes all sorts of fun things like beach trips, park days, waterparks, picnics, road trips, and more. In other words – lots of fun stuff.
Fun stuff is always more fun when you’re prepared. Nothing is less fun then getting to say, the beach, and realizing you don’t have sunscreen. I mean, unless your intention is to look like a lobster dinner or leather purse – then by all means, carry on.
So, today I’m sharing with you 2 essential DIY survival kits to make sure you’re all prepped for whatever you fun outings may be. We’ve got a Beach Kit (which is also perfect to be used as a road trip kit, waterpark kit, etc) and a picnic kit.
First up, it’s my Beach Survival Kit!
In my beach survival kit, I use a cooler bag (which mine is actually from Temp-tations) to help keep things at a cooler temperature. I hit up my local CVS for all my goodies for my kits – it’s definitely my favorite one stop shop. Love that place and all their brand of products!
Here’s a list of what I put in my Beach Survival Kit to make sure there’s lots of fun to be had in the sun!
- lots of sunscreen (I like the CVS age defy sunscreen for myself & the spray kind for my kids)
- beach towels
- bottles of water
- pain relief meds (last thing you need is a headache to ruin your day!)
- non-perishable snacks (omgosh, the CVS gold emblem brand brownie filled pretzels, the salt & pepper cashews, & the bbq pistachios are SO good, & are my go-tos – their brand of beef jerky is also another great option)
- resealable plastic bags for collecting seashells
And I have a great tip for your next beach trip. Bring a cheap beverage dispenser filled with water with you, so you can use it to rinse off your feet (or anything else) before putting on your shoes & getting in the car.
One thing I really love to do when the weather is nice is take the kids on a picnic – but I’m the kinda gal who decided to do this on a whim. For this reason, keeping a Picnic Kit packed & put aside in my hall closet is the perfect solution for that.
I fill mine with all the non-perishable essentials. For my container, I use a cooler bag so all I have to do is make some sandwiches, grab some drink, and toss everything in & go. Here’s what I put in my personal Picnic Kit!
- paper plates
- plastic silverware
- resealable plastic bags
- antibacterial moist wipes (the Total Home individually wrapped wipes at CVS are a must with kids!)
- disinfecting wipes
- sunscreen (the spray on kind – it’s my fave!)
- bandaids (because boo-boos can happen anywhere!)
- mini snack bags
Things are about to get even more exciting because my favorite one-stop-shop, CVS, has decided to give away some of my favorite CVS products to one lucky winner to get you started on your own summer survival kit(s)!
Up for grabs in this giveaway is 7 awesome products!
- Total Home disposable antibacterial wipes
- Total Home strong paper plates
- Total Home napkins
- Total Home plastic silverware
- CVS Pharmacy sprayable sunscreen
- CVS Pharmacy age defy sunscreen (my personal favorite!)
- CVS gold emblem pistachios
I love summer and these ideas are great!! 🙂
great idea i love the drink container filled with water to rinse your feet will be doing this thank you for sharing
The antibacterial wipes and sunscreen are great products to take in a summer survival kit. And the kids always get hungry after swimming, and these are fun snacks.
thank you for the giveaway!
Your site is wonderful and I enjoy coming over to hear what you have to say! 🙂
enjoy your newsletter and tips and household hints 🙂
we’re heading to the beach for a week – this would be very handy!
I’d love to try the CVS gold emblem pistachios, yum!
Such a great idea to always have a picnic basket ready. Absolutely doing this!
Awesome kit! I could put this to use with the Grandkids!
WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE READY FOR SPUR OF THE MOMENT FUN.
Having a basket ready would definitely save a lot of time when getting ready to go to the beach. Thanks for the idea.
We spend lots of time out at the park. It’s so nice to be prepared for a picnic.
I have not tried the CVS brand of those products. This is a great summer basket!
Thanks for the giveaway. My family is headed to the Texas beach, and all these items will be needed.
How fantastic! So many fabulous items! I love CVS!
What a great prize pack to win.. lots of essentials for sure.
Love shopping at CVS..these are some great ideas
This looks like a great prize pack! This would be perfect for the summer get- togethers!!
Everyone should be prepared for any occasion. It makes for a stress free time. Great prize pack to get started.
I love these ideas!
I’m a big fan of Total Home products and CVS.
Oh these are such GREAT ideas! I always try to think of everything we might need…but always forget when in a hurry. I would love to have it ready ahead of time! I have to run to our CVS and pick up those Sesame Street bandaids! Adorable!
Would be a great kit to keep in the car. We share an order when we buy food when we are out and always need knives and plates
I love shopping at CVS and I have had really good luck with their products. Thanks for the chance!
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