Simple Snacks, Refreshing Dr. Pepper, And 5 More Summer Party Musts-Haves
As kids, no summer was complete without attending at least one pool party or backyard BBQ a week. From the cannonballs into the pool to the games of corn hole, it was at those parties that we made our most cherished memories. All it takes is the smell of the grill firing up or kids splashing in the pool to have us longing for those days playing under the hot July sun. Now that we’re all grown up, it’s our turn to host those perfect summertime parties. Luckily, we have a treasure trove of memories to help us plan the perfect outdoor gathering. Follow these 7 tips for a party that will live up to your best childhood memories. Dazzling Décor: The sunny skies may do most of the decorating for you, but be sure to spruce up the back yard to make the party extra special. Hang some paper lanterns and break out the bright summer-inspired dishes for the perfect festive look. Refreshing Snacks: Splashing in the pool and basking in the sunshine can work up quite the appetite. Prepare some tasty snacks to reenergize guests. Set out a fruit salad and some creamy dip for a sweet treat. Ways To Beat The Heat: Create some shade with a sprawling umbrella or hand out some personal fans to keep partygoers cool. Better yet, break out the sprinklers and run around like kids. Bug Free Zone: Mosquitoes are like that annoying neighbor that always finds out about the party no matter how hard you try to hide. But unlike some uninvited guests, you don’t have to put up with pesky bugs. Make sure to light some citronella candles and keep bug spray on hand. Fun and Games: Keep the party lively with games perfect for the outdoors. Set out a big bucket of water balloons and break out the corn hole. Party Animals: Whether its friends or family, it’s the people that make a party great. Send out invites or make a Facebook group because everyone loves a party, especially if it brings back memories of carefree summer days. Flavors of Summer: Last but certainly not least, no party is complete without thirst quenching drinks. Fill the coolers with Dr. Pepper Cherry and Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float for flavors that will have guests reminiscing about those childhood summers. Head over to your nearest Safeway or Albertsons to stock up on these summer flavors. *
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The opinions and text are all mine.
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