This is the kids’ first official week of summer vacation! So far we’ve swam daily, gone on playdates, signed up for the summer reading program at the library, played with friends, played with cousins, had sleepover, welcomed puppies, and enjoyed sleeping in. But to get this summer started off right, I had to spoil my school aged kiddos with an end-of-the-school year/welcome summer party!
With the help of my preschooler (0n the left), we made this colorful banner for the older two to break through when they got home. [You may recall our plan when I talked about it here on my Walmart shopping trip.] It was so fun! I’m bummed I didn’t start this tradition sooner as my oldest will be in 4th grade this upcoming school year! They loved plowing into it, welcoming summer head on!
I also had a surprise waiting for them…
Pizza and ice cream!! What more does a kid want?? I shopped here with my little two and they had fun surprising my older kiddos. Love the excitement that the ending of a school year brings!
The pizza was devoured in minutes, one loves extra pep while one is strictly cheese! And these drumsticks…MMM…they were yummy!! I love the Drumsticks covered in nuts! Delish! My kids definitely favored the caramel filled ones though. It was fun to show them what we’ll be up to this summer week-by-week. Love being lazy but planning laziness too
I splurged and bought 4 new beach towels to surprise them. There will be zero fighting over towels this summer. To dress it up the galvanized tub I had on hand, I tied on a pair of my daughter’s polka dot flip flops signifying that school is over and no more uniforms for a couple of months!
This was an inexpensive way to welcome summer for my kiddos! I brightened up my front porch to greet them immediately with my chevron decor as well as my summer blocks. A jar filled with sweets was a fun way to match the color scheme too!
Tell me how you’re going to #GrabSummerFun!! We’re headed to beautiful Utah this summer to visit the in-laws and ending our trip with EVO! What’re YOU doing?
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