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Bubble Relay Race

We hosted a “Welcome Summer”party a few weeks ago as part of a Quaker Chewy campaign. I already shared a post about the Color Fight and today I’m sharing photos from our bubble relay race. We split all the kids into teams and had them race across the grass doing the crab walk. The twist is I set up 4 bubble machines to create a giant tunnel of bubbles to race through. After the races in turned into the kids just chasing bubbles around (the little ones got a little distracted-ha!) Don’t miss my Sister Design Mom’s post & My Sister in Law Say Yes’ post too!

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This post is sponsored by Quaker Chewy. Quaker Chewy helps give kids the energy they need to play. That’s why Quaker and NERF are teaming up to fuel backyard fun, helping families get out and get active together, right in their own backyard. When you buy three specially-marked boxes of Quaker Chewy, you can enter the codes online at http://fuelfun.quakeroats.com to get a free Nerf sports item.

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Party Popsicles

Now that summer’s  here, I want to bust out my popsicle mold and try a bunch of new recipes. Here are a few that are on my list, but if you know a great one – please share!! (PS – My favorite Mix and Match popsicle recipe!)

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A. Citrus Popsicles | B. Rainbow Whole Fruit Ice Pops | C. Smoothie Pops | D. Mango & Salted Coconut Pops | E. Striped Ice Pops | F. Honeydew Mint Ice Pops

Jumbo Popsicle Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

I love it when decorations are affordable, super quick, and make big impact and this popsicle garland definitely fits the bill. In case you don’t recognize them, the popsicles are made of chopped up pool noodles! They come in so many different colors that you can make your garland popsicles whatever “flavors” you like – and how about making real popsicles to match your color scheme? And don’t forget to make a giant popsicle piñata!

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

Hooray! National Donut Day is on Friday! Store bought donuts are always a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate. But in case you’ve got the extra time, here are a few fresh ideas: (PS – Ideas for a donut partydonut printables, how to throw a fancy donut party & a donut tree!

These are almost too pretty to eat (almost.)

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

A cookies-and-cream donut? Genius.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

These sound like a dream…

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

The toppings on these are insane!

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

The best cupcakes ever?

5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Don’t you hate it when wax drips all over your birthday cake? Here’s a pretty way to avoid that – flower bobèches made out of paper straws and cupcake liners. Pretty and practical, and perfect for any little girl’s party. (PS – A vellum flower cake!)

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