Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Quick 4th of July Ideas!

With today being the Fourth of July, it is a good time to get some quick and easy last minute things together for your parties tonight!
Independence Day Punch
This pin has a fun punch that is perfect for entertaining and super  yummy too!
Cranberry Juice
Blue Gatorade Frost
Diet 7-up
Ice Cubes

Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour in the cranberry juice. Pour the Gatorade Frost over the cranberry juice gently and on the ice so it doesn’t mix the drink. Pour the diet 7-up on top over the ice as well. 
Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake
This pin has the cutest idea for a quick patriotic dessert.

Angel Food Cake
Whipping Cream
Powdered Sugar
Food Coloring

To make the whipping cream: Put 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 3 T powdered sugar and 3 drops of blue food coloring in a bowl. Mix together with a mixer until the whipping cream turns to a thicker consistency.
Cut the Food Cake into cubes, place in your container. Add Strawberries. Top with the Blue Whipping Cream.
Fourth of July Poppers
This pin is an easy, fun activity you might be able to do with some items you have around the house!

Items needed:
Plastic Cup

Cut off the bottom third of the cup
Tie a knot on the bottom of the balloon and put it over the top of the cup.

Put your confetti and/or marshmallows in the cup and shoot!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY Tomato Cage Kerplunk Game

Items Needed:
3 Tomato Cages
20’ish 3’ PVC Pipe sections (I bought 1/2 inches PVC pipe)
Spray Paint (optional)
Packing Tape
Ball Pit Balls

Stack the 3 tomato cages inside each other and stick into the lawn.
This pin used vinyl fabric to seal the upper part of the cages, keeping the balls from falling out. I have also seen pins use rope to tie it off. I was WAY lazy and used packing tape… Typical slacker mom hack..but at least I saved a ton of time!

Cut your PVC pipe in 3’ sections (approx.) Hint.. Home Depot cut all of my PVC pipe for me at the store!

(Optional) Paint each PVC pipe.. This took 3 cans of spray paint. You can also use acetone to remove the writing from the pipes and avoid painting them!
Slide the pipes through the tomato cages. 

Dump in the ball pit balls.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy Summer Fun Activities

Sponge Water Bombs
This pin intrigued me because I loved the idea of NO MESS. SO much better than water balloons :) 

Items needed:
3 sponges per bomb
1 hair elastic 

It is easy to assemble these:
For each water bomb, cut 3 sponges into thirds length wise. 
Stack the 3 sponges in thirds, on top of each other. 
Tie the together in the middle with a hair elastic. 

Dip in water and play!
DIY Pool Cards
This pin is a perfect way to combine learning with fun this summer!

Items needed:
Foam Sheets

Simply type letters and/or numbers on these foam sheets! I cut mine to be a bit smaller so they would go further. You can have them swim to the answer of a math problem, or swim to letters to spell small words. The ideas are endless!
Glow in the Dark Water Balloons
I think this pin is so fun! Kids would love to do these for night games!

Items needed:
Water Balloons
Glow bracelets

break the glow stick so it is glowing. Put it in the balloon and fill the balloon with water!

Frozen T-shirt Game
This pin is such a fun game!

Items needed:

Soak your t-shirt in water, squeeze it out and freeze it. 

For the game, the first person to be able to put the shirt on, wins!