Showing posts with label summer fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer fun. Show all posts

7/10/14

Skinny Pineapple Orange Slush!

Mmmm, just the name sounds delish! Try out this yummy {easy} drink to cool you down in this July heat!

recipe via Lovely Little Kitchen 

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup rainbow sherbet
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 12 oz can of lemon-lime soda (Sprite Zero)
  • {optional} add spinach!
Serves 4 

6/30/11

Summer Fun Game Ideas

Here are a few ideas we've posted before, but thought you could use them with the 4th of July coming up!  

1.  SPONGE TAG:  Get a big bucket of water, 2-3 sponges (the bigger the better), and lots of kids...hand over a sponge or two to a couple of the older kids to start out - and watch the kids run around!  Works better with multiple sponges so everyone gets wet and has a chance to be "it."

2. MARBLE GRAB:  Fill a kiddy pool with water and dump marbles in the bottom.  Each player stands in the pool and has to pick up marbles with his or her toes.  The person who picks up the most is the winner!

3.  BOTTOM-END-BLOW-OUT:  Tape a thumb tack to each players nose.  Then tape a balloon to each players bottom end.  The object of the game is to see who can pop the most balloons without letting their own balloon be popped!  This one is sure to be full of laughs!
4.  WET 'N WILD LIMBO:  Play limbo replacing a regular limbo stick with a water hose.

5.  BODY PAINT:  Make a variety of instant pudding the night before so that it can set.  Give each child (or adult) a paintbrush (fingers work as well) and let them paint designs on each other.  Give a prize to the most creative, messiest, best design, etc....

6.  MUSICAL TOWELS:  Exact same as musical chairs, but with towels outside. You don't even have to have the towels in a circle; just randomly place them in the yard!  That way guests are jumping and dashing around trying to land on a towel!


7.  PIN-AQUA:  Hang a kitchen garbage sack from a tree, basketball hoop, etc... fill about 1/3 full of water... and let the kids take swings!  Instead of candy, they will enjoy getting cooled off on a hot summer day.  (We tried this the other day in our neighborhood, and it was a HIT!)

What are some of the games YOU play when you get together with friends or family?  Leave a comment and share... please??!!  
Happy 4th of July weekend!

7/23/10

Partying with Channel 2!

We want to give a BIG thank you shout out to Casey Scott and the team with Channel 2 News!  We had so much fun partying with them this morning!  For all of you late sleepers who missed todays morning show- check out Channel 2's website.  For the rest of you, here are a few behind-the-scene pics of all the fun we had.  Enjoy!
Our wonderful party gals got up extra early to be to work at 5:00 am!


Not to mention, we worked hard the night before to make sure everything was perfect!


Emily kicked it off with an intro of our store.  It was here, Casey was introduced to our original Birthday Bra!


Ali and Shantel played Marble Grab with Casey... Ali won!  She's a 12 marble wife!


Afterwards, Callee talked with Casey about some different gift ideas that we offer at our store.  (Did you know that you can come in our store and pick out a whole bunch of random products and we will put it all together for you to give as a gift?!)  We invited the Lehi Pioneer Cheerleaders to come and play Bottom-End-Blow-Out with Casey.  Although, none of them popped Casey's balloon... it was still a blast!

Next, we took Casey out for more games with our Lehi Pioneer Girls Soccer team.  Here's a picture of Casey playing Garden Hose Limbo.  Don't you just love those coconuts?!

After all the games were done, Cait taught Casey how to make a fish balloon.  For those of you who don't know, we have the best balloons in the state!  Here's small list of what we offer:
Fish, octopus, caterpillar, butterfly, dragonfly, Spider, 5-petal flower, luau flowers, topiaries & much more!

We ended the show with Emily shoving foam in Casey's face!  Our local Fire Department came to spread the word about Lehi's Annual Foam Day.  If you live in the area, we highly recommend heading down to the Sports Complex (2100 W 700 S in Lehi) for some foam fun!  It will be July 24, 2010 (tomorrow!) from 11am-4pm.  Foam will be from 2pm-4pm.


All in all, it was a pretty fabulous day with Casey, Channel 2 & the Party Gals at Pioneer Party.

7/20/10

Splish Splash Summer Bash


It just keeps getting hotter out there... so we wanted to help you all out by giving some fun ideas for a "Splish Splash Summer Bash" party.  First off, start it out with a splash by sending a wet invitation to your guests.

1.  Send us your party information, and we'll type it on the invitation.
2.  We laminate the invitation and send it to you.
3.  You roll up the invitation and put it inside a balloon and fill the balloons with water.
4.  Add the "splash" tag on the outside of the balloon
5.  Add your ribbon and then deliver!

This is a fun way to get your guests excited to attend the party.  Here is what it looks like:

   

To go along with the invitation, we also have a favor tag that you can attach to a treat, balloon, an otter-pop, whatever you choose!  Here is what the favor tag looks like (we put ours on suckers):


(If you would like to order customized invites and favors, please feel free to visit us in-store or call us!)

Now, on to the games!

1.  SPONGE TAG:  Get a big bucket of water, 2-3 sponges (the bigger the better), and lots of kids...hand over a sponge or two to a couple of the older kids to start out - and watch the kids run around!  Works better with multiple sponges so everyone gets wet and has a chance to be "it."

2. MARBLE GRAB:  Fill a kiddy pool with water and dump marbles in the bottom.  Each player stands in the pool and has to pick up marbles with his or her toes.  The person who picks up the most is the winner!

3.  BOTTOM-END-BLOW-OUT:  Tape a thumb tack to each players nose.  Then tape a balloon to each players bottom end.  The object of the game is to see who can pop the most balloons without letting their own balloon be popped!  This one is sure to be full of laughs!

4.  WET 'N WILD LIMBO:  Play limbo replacing a regular limbo stick with a water hose.

5.  BODY PAINT:  Make a variety of instant pudding the night before so that it can set.  Give each child (or adult) a paintbrush (fingers work as well) and let them paint designs on each other.  Give a prize to the most creative, messiest, best design, etc....

6.  MUSICAL TOWELS:  Exact same as musical chairs, but with towels outside. You don't even have to have the towels in a circle; just randomly place them in the yard!  That way guests are jumping and dashing around trying to land on a towel!

Last summer, we were featured on Studio 5 with some fun summer games and activities.  We'd thought we'd post it just to add some extra help.  Enjoy!