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Summertime and the living’s easy…
It’s officially summer and I love the feeling of nostalgia with the warm weather and friendly get-togethers. As you already know, I love hosting people! Coming up with fun themes and/or ideas has always been so fun for me. Even though the weather has been SO bipolar out in LA, when the sun is out, you can most definitely assume I am soaking it all up.
If you don’t have a pool, I highly suggest teaming up with a friend or cousin and throwing a party together!
I hadn’t spent any time with my cousins Adam and Lea recently and with them going to college in the fall, I wanted some quality time! So I threw us a little intimate party and it was so much fun just lounging by the pool and getting some color. It is wedding season and you can best believe I am trying to keep a tan all summer long!
Since we are all on budgets but bougie (#BougieOnABudget), I headed over to Walmart while I was down in Burbank for work to get some things. That place literally has EVERYTHING! It is worth the drive from Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.
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First stop: soda! I immediately went for the nostalgic vibes and got my favorite Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper. I have been drinking Dr Pepper since I was a kid and every time I drink it in adulthood, it brings me back to the days of playing in the park, coming back from basketball practice or leaving theatre rehearsals. This summer, Dr Pepper came out with new packaging called Pick Your Pepper, designed for millennials, by millennials! It’s outside is fun and unique while still keeping the same taste on the inside, and is also really yummy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I am not a huge soda drinker anymore, but I do treat myself especially in the summer.
After grabbing some food to munch on, I realized we would need a cute and trendy floatie! This millennial had to show her Gen Z cousins how it’s done, right?!
Thankfully, Dr Pepper sent me this amazing bottle shaped pool float and I knew EXACTLY what to do with it. We blew up the Dr Pepper floatie and set up a floating bar stacked with chilled Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper. I was all about this idea and you can use it with friends AND family! It’s a cool way to make things festive and make sure your friends are enjoying the yumminess.
Guess what? Dr Pepper has so many fun prizes along with the bottle-shaped pool float that you can enter to win! Here’s how:
When you buy any Dr Pepper 6/15-8/15 this summer at Walmart, you can upload your receipt at http://bit.ly/2pts8Qo to get the prize featured in my blog here and/or other prizes like:
•Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable
•Spend $10, get a Walmart e–Gift Card worth $5
•Spend $20, get a 6-pack can/bottle holder with ice pack
•Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float
Upload your images to Instagram also and let me see ’em! Tag #PickYourPepper and #Walmart.
We spent hours at the pool munching, drinking, and laughing. It was the best day and I can’t wait to recreate this summer activity with my friends! I highly recommend doing this at least once with 5-10 of your closest friends as a way to connect and catch up between summer vacations. I will for sure be doing this at least once a month with different groups of girls, but with the same pool goodies!
How do you like to spend your summers? Leave a comment and let me know! And if you want more fun ideas, just send me a message and we can brainstorm!