Summer is here and it is steaming hot outside. Our little town has a new splashpark that just opened at the end of the summer last year so we are excited about visiting it every weekend now. While it may be too hot for some days outside (you know 100+ degrees in Texas), there are some days that are just perfect for a Summer picnic and some good ‘ole iced tea!
This past weekend was over 100 degrees every day and it was unbearable. Hubby and I took our boy to the park on Sunday afternoon, but the swings and slides were just too hot for him to stand. We quickly ended up at the splashpark for him to play and after about 10 minutes, both of us were volunteering to hold him under the buckets dumping cold water on us!
When I heard on the news that we were having a “cool front”, which really meant highs around 85 degrees, I knew it was time to plan a Summer picnic. I headed to Walmart to pick up a few supplies. I love the Walmart Summer aisle with all the bright colors and fun cups, plates, bowls, and of course, a new Summer picnic tea pitcher.
Living in Texas, it is essential that a Summer picnic includes iced tea. I have always loved sun tea, but when time is limited due to lots of summer activities or just for convenience, Snapple tea is the way to go. I’ve tried the Diet Snapple Peach tea and love it, but Hubby really enjoys his half ‘n half tea and I was happy to pick up something for him when I saw the Diet Snapple Half ‘n Half.
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Last night our boy came home from Summer camp and was exhausted. He ate his dinner quickly and crashed out so we tucked him into his bed around 7pm and I decided to surprise that crazy man I love with an impromptu Summer picnic in the dusk of a “cool front” kind of day.
I went into the kitchen and pulled out the Snapple tea, made a pitcher of iced tea, put out some red, white, and blue flowers and gave us each a large cup of tea. I made a little picnic outside with some chicken strips and coleslaw and we enjoyed the setting sun together. It was a mini-date, but we were nearby in case our little man woke up (he didn’t). Of course, as with most Summer picnic, the bugs came out quickly so it didn’t last long, but now we have the supplies we need to plan a full family picnic on the weekend.
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Have you planned a Summer picnic yet this year? What do you include as a must-have for a picnic?