But somehow that daydream hasn't exactly turned out the way that I planned. As both of my girls have ended up enrolled in various camps, sports, classes and events, instead of putting my feet up in the hammock, I'm spending most free moments in the car shuttling someone to their next activity. How does that seem to happen?
Therefore, as soon as I heard that we had family coming into town for a visit, I knew that it was time to grab some summer fun while we had the chance. After all, what better excuse to have a little celebration than just the fun of being with those that matter most?
In preparation for our gathering, I planned a time for Little Sister B and I to head to Walmart to pick up Tombstone pizzas and Nestle Drumsticks so that there wouldn't be any worry or hassle over what to serve to eat (see the photos of our full shopping trip from our busy morning here). It didn't take us long to discover the Nestle ice cream options...
...as well as the varieties of Tombstone pizza.
While Little Sister B was pretty darn excited about getting to help pick out tasty pizza and ice cream for our party, I have to admit that I was feeling the same. Is there a party not made better with a Nestle drumstick? In particular a Cookie Dipped one? I mean, c'mon. Yum!
|Taking #GrabSummerFun quite literally!|
Considering we were planning a pretty low-key get-together, I felt as though now that we had a good portion of our menu planned, it was time to let the rest fall into place with these fast, easy and tasty foods!
Just as I had hoped, the weekend proved to be a fun way to reconnect and hang out — two great aspects of summer. It was all too easy to spend time playing (i.e. goofing off) while the pizzas cooked...
...and still sit down together to enjoy some tasty pizza with lunch. While we stuck with traditional cheese (knowing that it would make everyone happy), I was happy to find that the Tombstone pizza received multiple comments and compliments. I think Big Sister E might have never quit going back for more if I hadn't stopped her!
While we ended up moving inside to eat due to the extreme temps, that still didn't stop the feeling of summer. The cheesy, chewy goodness of the pizza was just the right filler that had the whole family happy. Of course, when it came time to pull out the package of Nestle Cookie Dipped Drumsticks...
...there definitely weren't any complaints there either. In fact, Big Sister E summed it up by saying that they were, "Yum, yum and yum."
The remainder of our weekend party was filled with games, sports, swimming, laughter, books, more eating, and ended up being the epitome of summer fun.
With summer ⅓ over already, we are definitely going to make an effort to take advantage of any and all free time to grab summer fun when we can. After all, it isn't only the vacations and planned activities that create the memories that we'll reminisce about for years to come, sometimes it is simply the weekends filled with good food, good family and/or friends, and good fun.
Be sure to check out the great Nestle options from Walmart as well as connect with Nestle Drumstick and Tombstone on Facebook to see how the large variety of tasty options can make your next get-together affordable, tasty and unforgettable.
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Nestle but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. #CBias #SocialFabric