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Surprise, Kids! We're Having A Bomb Pop Party!
Here in Ohio, it has been extremely hot recently. I don't mean your typical summer day hot, I mean "oh my gosh, my entire body is going to melt into a pile of unrecognizable goo" kind of hot. Of course the kids don't discriminate, and still want to play outside, even though they begin to sweat immediately. The kids don't seem to mind, but Mom and Dad are miserable!
So since there has been no convincing the kiddos that air conditioning is their friend, we decided to surprise them with a party that would allow them to get their energy out with their friends and stay cool as well.
We invited several of the neighborhood kids to the party, and had about 10 show up. Sadly, a couple of parents did not want their children's photos being published, but I respect and understand the desire for privacy. So while I have several photos to share, they don't include all of the kids in attendance.
We got an awesome party package from the folks at Bomb Pop to help make our little gathering a success. Since Bomb Pop is an official sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball, we had a sports themed party with baseball related activities. Since it was about 100 degrees, we also set up the kiddie pool and slip and slide, and threw up the bounce house for good measure. Let's face it: Every party needs a bounce house.
No Bomb Pop party would be complete without ice pops! And Bomb Pops are a classic. I remember chasing down the ice cream truck as a kid to get one of their Original red, white and blue pops. Now there are even more varieties to choose from, like Hawaiian Punch and Sour Wower! We believe in encouraging our kids make choices for themselves, so we got all 3 varieties.
The first thing the kids wanted to do was get wet. (Did I mention it was hot?) They had a blast splashing in the little pool and zipping down the slip and slide. Yes, the pool is very small, but even the older kids hopped in and had a good time.
After everyone was cooled off, the kids wanted to play some baseball! We got a foam bat and ball, and the kids took turns trying to hit it out of the park. I was surprised to see how far that little foam ball could fly! It ended up across the street more than a couple of times. I think we have some future sluggers on our hands!
We also had fun playing the Bomb Pop Bean Bag Toss game. The "bean bags" were actually baseballs, and the holes in the board vary in size. It was more difficult than it looks! We only had one home run, and 1 triple. The kids could easily get singles and doubles, though. Even my toddlers had fun trying to score!
With all the running, splashing, jumping, and playing, the kids definitely worked up an appetite. Luckily, one local pizza place offers HUGE 26" pizzas. We ordered a couple of them and let our guests have at it. Seriously, look how gigantic that pizza is next to a large paper plate!
I saved the Bomb Pops for last. After all, dinner must be eaten before dessert is served in my home. All of the kids were really excited to see all 3 varieties of Bomb Pops. They loved the Original Bomb Pops best, but also really enjoyed the Hawaiian Punch and Sour Wower varieties, too. Our guests even got to take home some free product coupons so they could try their own Bomb Pops with their families!
Overall, we had a great day celebrating summer with a Bomb Pop celebration. The kids enjoyed playing with their friends, getting active, and of course, slurping away on the best ice pops around. Bomb Pops are definitely a summer staple around here!
How do you celebrate summer? Have you tried the newest Bomb Pop flavors? Which ones are your favorite?
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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