So each year we try to do something that makes our week at the beach a little different or special than the year before. This year we decided that the theme was going to be "A Star-Studded week at the beach" and planned activities that had to do with stars, being an all-star, etc.
We are having an all-star talent show, a week-long athletic competition with challenges each day than you can earn points doing (+3 points if you go boogie-boarding that day, +2 points if you went running, +10 points if you won the daily challenge, -2 points if you cry, etc) and if you win, then you are the Collins family all-star. (you get the idea)
It is a blast and makes it super fun for the little kids
and because my family is competitive to a fault,
it makes it really fun for the adults too haha.
But my Gram, aka matriarch of the Collins family, kicked off the week by giving all the boys a towel with their initials and a star embroidered on it,
and she gave all the girls these amazing star necklaces!