Hey there, Great Lakes gals! As we soak up the sunshine and breeze through those warm days, let’s take a trip down memory lane with a summer full of throwbacks that’ll make you feel like a kid again. Whether you’re an 80s baby or born in the late 90’s, there’s something here to spark your nostalgia at every turn. So, grab your shades, and let’s dive into your ultimate guide to a nostalgic summer! 

Staying Cool with Summer Throwbacks 

Remember those carefree summers when the only worry was which ice cream flavor to choose? This year, let’s bring back those vibes with classic summer activities. From rollerblading in the park to enjoying a laid-back snow cone day, we’re keeping it retro and fun. Remember to bring out those old-school card games for a laugh-filled afternoon with friends and family. 


Summer Like It’s 1999 

Let’s remember when butterfly clips and low-rise jeans ruled the fashion scene. Embrace the Y2K spirit with a nostalgic summer mix that includes all your favorite late ’90s and early 2000s jams. Whether lounging by the pool or road-tripping with friends, these tunes will set the perfect backdrop for summer adventures. 

Card Games Galore

Bring back family game night with a selection of classic card games. From Uno to Go Fish, these games are perfect for lazy summer evenings on the porch or rainy days indoors. Gather the gang, grab some snacks from Meijer, and let the laughter begin!

Rollerblading Revival

Remember the thrill of cruising down the sidewalk on rollerblades? Dust off those skates and hit the pavement for a spin around the neighborhood or along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. It’s a great way to stay active while reliving those carefree summer afternoons.

Create Your Nostalgic Summer Mix

Speaking of mixes, why not create your own playlist of throwback hits? Mix up some Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and NSYNC with a sprinkle of Blink-182 and Spice Girls. It’s like hitting rewind on your favorite memories, one song at a time.

Snowcone Day

Nothing beats the cool refreshment of a snowcone when the sun’s beating down. Recreate this childhood favorite at home with a snowcone maker from Meijer. Experiment with assorted flavors and colors for a fun twist that’ll delight kids and adults alike.

Y2K Summer Outfits


No nostalgic summer is complete without the perfect Y2K-inspired outfit. Think denim miniskirts, tube tops, and chunky sneakers paired with butterfly clips and scrunchies. Head to Meijer’s fashion aisle to find everything you need to confidently rock that retro vibe.

So whether you’re reliving the best of the ’90s or introducing your kids to your favorite childhood memories, this summer is all about embracing nostalgia. With Meijer as your go-to for everything from groceries to rollerblades, you can make this season one to remember. Here’s to a summer filled with sunshine, laughter, and the timeless joy of simpler days. Let’s make every moment count—nostalgic style!

Remember, ladies, the best summers are the ones that make you smile, reminisce, and create new memories to cherish forever. If you find this article helpful, check us out on Instagram and Facebook for more Great Lakes-inspired tips to brighten your everyday life!