The summer solstice is upon us on June 21st, and summer has officially arrived. The days are as long as they’re going to get, and we’re ready for three months. celebration, picniclazy days, and summer foodJune 24-26 is the weekend Sweden celebrates Midsummer, a traditional holiday around the summer solstice.you Ari Aster fan You’re probably pretty familiar with the concept, but if not, think flower crowns, natural pops of color, delicious food, and warm weather.
In honor of the holiday IKEA is releasing limited edition products that you can earn if you are an IKEA Family member (that is, a member of the free loyalty program). The Blomma collection of hats, totes, and tees are incredibly cute, but I’m even more excited about the accompanying lookbook. Read on for all the food, flowers, and activity tips you need to host a whimsical, sunny Midsummer celebration, or any other summer party.
People at IKEA told us that you can always expect great food during the Midsummer festival. We take this opportunity to share with you some of our favorite summer recipes.
Easy Outdoor Trail Mix
Easy to make and delicious to eat, this healthy trail mix will help you power through any summer adventure. (viabrit + company)
artichoke a la mode flatbread pizza
Soggy, plant-based and summery, this flatbread pizza is perfect for an al fresco celebration. Sourcing fresh tomatoes and artichokes from the farmer’s market is perfect for any seasonal celebration. (via Cooking Hill)
paleo pasta salad
A light and delicious version of a summer staple, this ‘pasta’ salad is chock-full of nutritious fruits and vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, and olives. (via brit + company)
Soda Chang Mui
Midsommar may be a Swedish tradition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel a bit around the world. This refreshing pickled Vietnamese lemonade recipe is the ultimate warm-season refreshment. (via brit + company)
Head to the market, grab a seasonal melon, and go wild with this hydrating, refreshing, and crowd-pleasing snack. brit + company)
decorate with fresh flowers
Another way Swedes celebrate Midsummer is with flowers. Wreaths aren’t just a Coachella staple… they’re actually a summer tradition. increase.
get together with friends
No matter what you eat or do, the most important part of celebrating Midsummer is getting together with friends and family. Spending time outdoors in the height of summer is natural for most people. Below are some of our favorite activities.
- to go picnic
- ride your bike
- take a nature hike
- drink Cocktail Or a mocktail in the sun
- go to beach
- read a book under your favorite tree
- pick wildflowers
- Visit wineries and orchards to see what’s in season
- Create something delicious with ingredients from the local farmers market
make a little magic
Midsommar may not be as spooky as the eponymous film suggests, but there’s a healthy dose of superstition behind it. I explained that the tradition is to pick seven different flowers from the fields and place them under your pillow. According to legend, they dream of their future partners that night.
You too can participate in this cute and romantic future reading. Or, alternatively, bring a little mysticism into your day by doing the following: tarot spread, read palmmeditate with incense, or stare at clouds (probably the most wholesome form of divination ever).
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