Hey Friend —

Monday was the last day of Summer Vacation for my gang. 🙁

Over the weekend, as I was thinking about how I wanted to “mark the moment” ~ I knew I wanted their last day to be memorable and fun, and personally, I wanted to enjoy my kiddos (and not be distracted by my important meeting the next day) ~ so I decided to host our “First Annual, Last Day of Summer Vacation Mystery Day!”

I started our “Mystery Day morning” by giving the kids a fun poem that filled them in on what time to be ready and what to pack.

(If you’re interested, I could send you a copy of my poem. It’s cheesy, but it worked).


We left at 11:30 AM and the kids had NO idea where we were going or what to expect! It was great!

I had 6 different clues that I had written ahead of time (again, I’m happy to share!) ~ and I had planned it so different people would give the kids the clues throughout the day. It was so much fun!!

Our day included….

** Lunch with Grandma (You should have seen their eyes get huge when Grandma walked in the restaurant! She also had a clue to take them on their next destination….)

** A visit to Daddy at work (Daddy gave them each $3 for later, and their next clue)

** A trip to Grand Haven (complete with mini golf, ice cream and fun at the beach!)

The best part of my day was spending lots of quality time with my gang and fully enjoying our last day of Summer Vacation!

If you’re looking for a fun way to add laughter, structure and tons of memory making to your day, why not give the Mystery Day a try! 🙂  

Do you have any special End of Summer/Back to School/Labor Day traditions? Share with us please!


Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a joy-filled day!


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