Goodbye summer, hello new adventures

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This post has been sponsored by Capri Sun and Kraft Singles. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The summer has kind of flown by. We find ourselves planning our new school year already! During this summer, we’ve enjoyed long lazy days, a lot of books with friends, and as many exploration trips as we could possibly have. The boys don’t want it to end.

To get them so excited about the next year, we decided to plan a fun family BBQ party to close up our summer.

It wasn’t a complicated party with a lot of planning, but an idea of the moment that we just went with because summer is about that!

The boys were tasked with getting dressed in clothes that they can get wet while I ran to the local Giant Eagle to grab some of their favorite treats and some extra goodies for grilling. Since it’s Grilling Season with Giant Eagle, I knew I would be able to grab everything I needed in one stop! If you are planning a a BBQ party, you can Raise your Barb-IQ at GiantEagle.com/Grilling

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When I got back, Jo Jo was ready in his swim trunks and would not let me carry the bag in! He wanted to start our party right away!

Simple end of summer party

You don’t need anything fancy to have the best day ever with your family! Here is how we enjoyed saying goodbye summer!

-Favorite food: Let the kids chose what they want to eat. Our kids chose to have yummy grilled cheese sandwiches with their beloved Kraft singles cheese slices. I was happy with the choice, too, because Kraft single cheese slices are always made with real milk! And of course, I love that they always give the best melty grilled cheese sandwiches!

I will share our favorite one below!

-Water play: I picked up some water balloons and brought out the sprinkler attachment for our hose. Really, that is all! No complicated games this time! No need for prep or crazy cleanup. We just wanted to have a fun, relaxed time. No pressure to do some sort of Pinterest perfect party. Though we love those, too! But for this time, we wanted to just enjoy the simplicity of a summer day. And it was simply amazing!

-Surprise treat: When thinking about a surprise treat for them, I was quickly drawn to aisle 6!

I knew that a box of Capri Sun Juice Drinks would be the perfect surprise treat for them! They love the refreshing taste of the fruit punch flavored one! And I love that they are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives; made with all natural ingredients; and don’t have any high fructose corn syrup. It’s a win for everyone!

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Our family’s favorite grilled cheese sandwich-

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It is very simple! We call it, apple bacon grilled cheese.

To make it, you butter up the two pieces of bread and then layer Kraft single cheese slices, apple slices, and a few pieces of cooked bacon. Top with another cheese slice and the bread.

Now you are ready to set it on the grill. It only takes a few minutes before the cheese is ready and perfectly melty. Make sure to flip it and cook both sides.

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And you will have a perfect melty sandwich!

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I hope you give them a try, and I hope you end up having a little planned, but unplanned, party with your family! Making memories is about having fun together, and it doesn’t matter if you are traveling the world or right at home! What matters is that you are surrounded by the ones you love the most and having a blast. And since it’s Grilling Season with Giant Eagle, make sure to shop Giant Eagle for all of your grilling needs!

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I would love for you to share your awesome end-of-summer parties with me! Give us a tag on Instagram so I can share!

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