Featured Posts

Welcome to Summer Party!

My good friend Andee and I wanted to throw our kids a fun party for the last day of school. We had seen the banner “Welcome to Summer” on Pinterest and loved the idea. We wanted it to be fun but reasonable in price and effort.

summerparty1 Welcome to Summer Party!

They were super excited about it, so excited that they jumped through it before the camera was ready!

summerparty4 Welcome to Summer Party!

They had a half day at school so we had lunch ready for them. We made sandwiches on a stick.

summerparty2 555x575 Welcome to Summer Party!

Beckham does not eat sandwiches – at all – but he devoured 3 of these! In the pictures I had seen of these they had the meat and bread separate and I just didn’t get it. Who wants to eat dry bread? And if you did put mayo on it, who wants to eat just bread and mayo? So I put mayo on my bread, cut the top of the crust off, and then cut the bread into 12 pieces. Then I rolled a little bit of the meat and put it between two pieces of bread, and stuck it on the skewer. I alternated the mini sandwiches, cherry tomatoes, and pieces of cheese sticks.

Andee made frozen grape skewers. This is a new favorite summer treat!

summerparty5 381x575 Welcome to Summer Party!

summerparty6 Welcome to Summer Party!

We found a pack of 8 squirt guns for $2.99 at Walmart, as well as a pack of water balloons.

summerparty7 Welcome to Summer Party!

summerparty8 Welcome to Summer Party!

summerparty9 433x575 Welcome to Summer Party!

summerparty10 500x575 Welcome to Summer Party!

They swam until they wore themselves out!

summerparty11 Welcome to Summer Party!

summerparty12 Welcome to Summer Party!

Once they were good and worn out, we served Root Bear floats!

summerparty131 471x575 Welcome to Summer Party!

It was a blast and I know this will be a new tradition for us. It cost less than $20 and about an hour in prep to make the sign and the skewers. So worth the memories!

LisaSignature 300x157 Welcome to Summer Party!




We may be linking this post up to THESE great Linky Parties!


Author/co-founder of Over the Big Moon since 2011. I am passionate about creating, graphic design, DIY projects, gardening, cooking and all things home and family...with the exception of laundry! Most importantly I am a wife to my best friend, John and a Mom to 3 amazing boys! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • Trina

    Great ideas, thanks. I am going to try this but with some tweaks. I have a preschooler and a High Schooler, so they start summer on different days.

  • http://dearbabyowen.blogspot.com/ Emily

    What a cute idea. I bet the kids loved every moment of it! You all are very thoughtful Mommies!!

  • http://www.controllingcraziness.blogspot.com Christa

    Love this idea. I want to do it for my kids next week when school gets out. Thanks for sharing. I’ve pinned it so I don’t forget.