Tips for Fun Summer Celebrations + Giveaway

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How do you celebrate summer?  Soak up extra sunshine, vacation with your family, commit yourself to sandal-wearing for three months?  I love it all!

If you’re looking for inspiration to make your summer celebrations extra special, Nestle has you covered. Nestle has launched Summer Celebrations, a site full of awesome tips and planning ideas to make sure you are celebrating a season of fun & flavor.

Here are just some of my favorite ideas Nestle has suggested:

4th of July:  

  • Celebrate our nation using confetti poppers, rather than fireworks.  They’re not allowed in my town, and, to be honest, kind of scare me around younger children.
  • Assemble red, white, and blue parfaits with strawberries, blueberries, and thin layers of ice cream.  What a sweet treat to help cool off after a neighborhood parade.

4th of july cupcakes

Family Movie Night:

  • I’m a huge violator of this next one: turn off technology.  I would never text or tweet at a movie theater, so why do I do it in my home movie theater (i.e. couch)?  I’ll be disconnecting with Facebook, and reconnecting with my family.  Plus, that’ll leave my texting fingers free for more sweets.
  • Add pizzazz to your popcorn by adding Buncha Crunch, or other favorite candy, to your popcorn.


Block Party:

  • I have amazing neighbors, and we’ll be celebrating from our individual porches.  To ensure mingling, I can draw them to my doorstep with the Nestle Carnation Baking Kits.  Key Lime Pie, absolutely.
  • Host a street-wide water balloon fight.  The ultimate cool-down isn’t just for kids.  My own spin on the fun would be to make a water balloon piñata!

children playing in water

This is just a sampling of the fun Nestle’s hosting.  You can follow them on Pinterest to keep summer fresh and full of fun.  If you’re looking to save on all your sun-filled scheduling, you can grab a coupon for $1 any two EDY’S/DREYER’S products.  To further ensure a fantastic summer celebration, you can win one of 4 $25 Walmart gift cards right here!  Happy Summer!

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Four (4) winners will receive a $25 Walmart gift card!

How to Enter:

Simply visit the Nestle Summer Celebrations hub and leave me a comment below letting me know which summer celebration tip you want to implement this summer!

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This giveaway will end on July 1st at 11:59 PM Central time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
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My name is Melanie. I love glitter, my family, and making lists.


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