Many of us are busy planning for a holiday weekend and excited at the thought of possibly having an extra day to spend poolside. Here are a few ideas that may help you simplify your planning while still adding a splash of holiday feel to your weekend:
Keeping It Simple
Grilling or a BBQ by the pool has become more than a summer/holiday tradition, for many of us, it is a way of life. Hamburgers (beef, turkey or veggie) and hotdogs with the fixings are a simple, fast & easy way to feed family & friends. Gather & prepare fixings in advance (slice tomatoes, onions, lettuce) and store in plastic containers. Tackling this task in advance will have your fixings ready to go and keep you enjoying the fun. Plastic cups in holiday colors are an easy and inexpensive way to add a festive splash of color.
Ice cream Sundaes make the perfect desert, again, plan ahead and have your toppings ready to go - letting guests create their own masterpiece.
Have a little fun with this and include red &/or blue berries and sprinkles and of course, no sundae is complete without chocolate syrup!
Layers of Fun Kids of all ages can have fun making layered iced beverages. The process is simple, just remember that the liquid with the highest sugar content goes on the bottom. Follow the directions below and make sure to chill the beverages you will be using in advance!
Red White & Blue Beverages
POUR EACH LAYER IN SLOWLY
Step by Step
Refrigerate the drinks before starting so the ice doesn’t melt as you pour.
Fill glass with ice to the top.
Pour the highest sugar content drink first (FYI, this is also the heaviest)
Carefully pour the next highest sugar content drink. You can pour it into the ice or along the side of the glass to reduce splashing/mixing.
Pour the lightest or lowest sugar content drink on top.
Red = Cran-Apple juice = 40 grams of sugar this goes in first
White = Pina Colada SoBe = 25 grams of sugar this goes second
Blue = Cool Blue Gatorade = 21 grams of sugar this goes in third
A little planning & you can keep your weekend festive but fun for everyone! Here’s to a many weekends spent #LivingPoolside!