Summer is here and it is time to grab summer fun!Â With the Fourth of July approaching it makes sense to celebrate, so I planned a little Independence Day/Pool Party party for my family. The first step â€“ buying party supplies of course!
So I headed to Walmart with my 16 year old daughter, who loves to plan celebrations.Â The first thing we needed were some more pool toys.Â Our rafts did not make it through the winter, but these ones look like fun.
These pool ride-ons come complete with built in water guns, and my kids will love that!Â Of course we will have more than two people at the party, so it only seems fair to get some more water pistols, so everyone can get wet.
We pick up a few Fourth of July decorations too, and then we head for the food.Â For a simple party like this one we want to make the food easy, and something I know everyone likes.Â Pizza sounds like a perfect choice, so we pick up some Tombstone Pizzas.Â We get a few different varieties, so everyone has their favorite.
And of course we need ice cream, so we check out all the different types of Nestle Drumstick.Â I did had no idea there were so many different varieties available.Â You can get Original Drumstick, Chocolate Drumstick or even Snack Sized Lilâ€™Drums.Â My daughter insists on getting the Cookie Dipped Drumstick.
I add in some of the Lilâ€™Drums, because I like that they are only 120 calories.Â I can have one without feeling too guilty!
We pick up a few other groceries, including strawberries and blueberries, and then we head for home, because we have a lot to do to get ready.Â You can see all the details of my shopping trip in my Google Plus album.
When I was browsing the web looking for 4th of July party ideas I found a cool red white and blue dipped strawberry at Skimbaco Lifestyle. I decide I have to try to make these for our party, because they look fabulous!Â So I get out the strawberries, white candy wafers and blue sprinkles, and try to duplicate it.
I melt the wafers, dip the strawberries in the candy coating, and then dip them in the sprinkles.
They actually look like the pictures on the internet. That never happens!
They look so good I have to include another picture!
Now we are almost set, the lawn is mowed, the pool toys are blown up, the squirt guns are filled with water.
We have lots of food, decorations, and even some party favors.Â Stay tuned for a second post with party pictures.Â And make sure you enjoy the holiday and #GrabSummerFun with your family!
Disclosure : I am a member of the Collective Biasâ„¢ Social FabricÂ® Community.Â This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Biasâ„¢ and Nestle #CBias #SocialFabric