Summer with SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Things are heating up and before you know it the weather is going to be down right HOT!  As much as I don't love the scorching Texas heat, I do love carefree summer days.  Summer sunshine and slower paced schedules have a way of bringing out my inner free spirit.  And, so do the new SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops At our house summer is also a season for traditions, trips to Sonic Drive-In, dips in the pool and … [Read more...]

Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta Party

I entertain a lot, but one of my favorite get-together's is hands down girl's night!  When you combine that with Mexican food, churros and cocktails you can guarantee an extraordinary night with lots of laughter and fun.  I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this colorful Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of all the fun! I'm a sucker for a fiesta themed party.  Maybe it's because of the fact that I could probably live … [Read more...]

Mango Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade

“This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” A few years ago I made a goal to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day. To be honest, I struggled in the beginning. I even created my own DIY motivational water bottle to help me reach my goal. After a while the habit became a lifestyle change and it was no longer a struggle to gulp down those glasses of water. But, every now and then I crave something with a little something extra and … [Read more...]

Summer Seafood Boil Party

Summer may be almost over, but I just had to share one of my favorite summer party ideas that I recently hosted and shared on the Oriental Trading blog.  Here in the south our summer isn't complete until we've hosted or attended a Summer Seafood Boil.  This is one of my all-time favorite ways to entertain because it is simple and fun. If you aren’t familiar with a southern seafood boil let me give you a quick run down. It involves eating pounds and pounds of crawfish, shrimp, … [Read more...]

Goodbye Summer Watermelon Party

I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, but reality is looming and we have just 3 short weeks before the kids will be back in school and we will have to dive back into schedules and routines.  I love the freedom that comes with summer, traveling, trips to the pool and making memories with my kids.  So before we head back to school I thought it would be fun to host a simple Goodbye Summer Watermelon Party. I've recently teamed up with Spellbinders as one of their newest … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Watermelon Party

Every summer my family and I eat our weight in watermelons.  We cannot get enough, they are just so refreshing during the hot Southern Summers! I wanted to make snack time a little more special recently, so I invited a few friends and my niece and nephew over for a Simple Summer Watermelon Party and watermelon snacks.  While the kids splashed in the pool, I set up a sweet little snack table. The night before the playdate, I made a watermelon cake.  It's really a funfetti cake … [Read more...]

DIY Watermelon Dip-Dye Napkins

Hey Giggles Galore readers! I’m Cathy from WellKeptChaos, a blog about party planning, DIY’s, and girl talk. I’m here to show you how to make something seriously cute for your summer BBQs, DIY Watermelon Dip-Dye Napkins! The warm weather of summer is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy some sun. Whether you’ve got warm weather year round, or only seasonally, it seems like the summer brings everyone together to grab some drinks, BBQ some food, and enjoy some laughs around the table. … [Read more...]

Simple Luau Party Ideas

When it comes to summer, I always think of luau parties! Mostly because they are bright, festive, and super easy to decorate for. And, because I love organizing parties, I am super excited about sharing easy ways to create simple luau party ideas as I stop by from my blog, The Organized Mama! Bar You can't have a luau party without a bar! So why not add some flair to your bar. Create a tiki hut by covering the bar area with gold tissue festooning. I attached the festooning using painters … [Read more...]