Last month Ovaltine asked me if I would be willing to get a few moms and kids together for a party in my backyard.
Since I have belonged to a homeschool group for years that will get together for ANY sort of party, I willingly agreed!
When Ovaltine sent me the information about the party, I found out it was called the Awesome Wholesome Backyard Party.
I can pull off wholesome, but my backyard doesn’t live up to awesome. So I called my mom and dad and begged to bring the party to them. Thankfully they agreed because their backyard goes beyond awesome.
We started the party off in the treehouse and zipline.
One by one the kids flew across the backyard while giggling…or screaming.
We also played in the treehouse.
And on the swing.
And on the tire swing.
And everywhere in between.
We stopped for just a few minutes to eat.
I had done a little research and found some Ovaltine treats to add to lunch:
We (of course) had Ovaltine to drink. I served it in a large container with a spigot and froze large Ovaltine ice cubes the night before so it would stay cold throughout the party. I had never thought about providing this type of drink for a group of kids – usually juice boxes or soda would be on the menu, but it worked great. The kids loved it and kept coming back for refills.
My favorite thing was the Ovaltine Dip. It was the hit of the party because it is absolutely delicious. I served it with animal crackers, pretzels, apple slices, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. I liked the pretzels and apple slices the best.
After a make-your-own-sandwich bar, we went out to the lake to play.
The water level is down quite a bit this summer and the kids can practically walk across the lake in parts.
In the middle there is a sand bar that is just beneath the surface which makes for a fun “walking on water” illusion:
Luckily, it is still deep enough near the dock to pull out the jetski.
Grandpa and Rhett jump on board and then look for something to tow.
There were many willing participants…
…for a quick spin around the lake.
Which was repeated over and over.
After climbing, zipping, swinging, sliding, swimming, jumping, splashing and speeding, we paused for a treat.
Dessert was Ovaltine Popsicles made in Dixie cups.
Dessert was paired with chocolate-y smiles.
It was a really fun day.
Each family left with exhausted kids and Ovaltine to enjoy at home.
She is Dallas info: Ovaltine sponsored this party and because they are big supporters of wholesome fun, made a donation in my name to the summer camp of my choice. I want to thank them for an amazing day with friends and family.