Summer Picnic and Iced Tea

Summer Picnic with Snapple Half n Half iced tea #Snapple5050 #shop #cbiasSummer 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.

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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?



  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I have to try the snapple for my grandson. He loves sweet tea where as my daughter and I do not at all.We have never tried that before but he may really like it and I think I have a coupon already for it

  2. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’m a huge fan of diet lemon Snapple! I remember back in the late 1990s when I was a career woman I used to grab a diet lemon Snapple everyday for lunch at a deli near my job. Whenever I see Snapple now, I associate it with New Jersey (even though I live in the South now).

  3. Jayna says:

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time!!

    • janet says:

      It was like a surprise romantic moment and the tea was awesome!

  4. Jenna Wood says:

    SnapTea is delicious, and it wouldn’t be summer without a nice tall glass of TEA!

  5. I can’t handle the heat so my outdoor exposure (in summer) is limited to treks to, and from, air conditioned spaces! It’s been cool(ish) for a few days in Tulsa though and hubby has enjoyed taking his walks outside instead of in the mall. We haven’t had a picnic in years!

    • janet says:

      I’m not big on the heat, but tonight we went to the splashpark at 7pm and it was nice out!

  6. Iced Tea is a definite must have for us too – that half and half Snapple looks good. Question – is it real sweet? I’m not much for sweet tea, but a hint of sweet flavor is nice every once in a while. I’ll have to try it! 🙂

    Hope you guys have a beautiful 4th of July!

    ~ Barb 🙂

    • janet says:

      Barb, it is not too sweet because it’s diet! Besides, once you put it over ice, it waters down just enough to be perfect! I would recommend that if you drink it straight from the bottle that you definitely need to shake it first!

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