Hello, summer! Although it's still a bit early, I'm pretending it's summertime already! And with the beautiful weather we're having here in Florida, it's hard to tell otherwise.
Once June rolls around its officially beach/pool season in my home. Packing up for a day of sun and fun is one of our favorite family activities.
At this point, I could probably pack a bag for the beach or pool with my eyes closed as I routinely carry the same essential items. Curious to know what we take along for our beach day adventure (besides swimsuits & flip-flops)? Here's the short list.
Beach Day Essentials
- Jumbo Sized Beach Bag
- Sunscreen - A must!
- Extra Large Beach Towels
- Swimsuit Coverups
- Lip Balm
- Beach Toys
- Small First Aid Kit
- Water Bottles
That last little item — snacks — is the key to a successful day by the pool or in the sand. I've come to notice that after about an hour into our beach/pool day my daughter will come running to me that she needs something to snack on. Call it fuel for a day of fun.
One of our all-time favorite, easy to pack, snacks is Twizzlers Twists. I love the large family-sized bag with a reclosable seal because it's easy to toss in our beach bag. Whenever one of us is craving something sweet, we can grab a few twists and seal the bag right back up. Easy, no mess and perfect for summer activities.
With all this being said, sometimes I like to take things up a notch and recently I have been experimenting with #TwizzlersSummerFun using original Twizzlers Twists and limited-edition Twizzlers Pull 'N' Peel candy made with raspberry, wild berry and lemonade flavors.
I made small bundles of Twizzlers (cut in half), wrapped with red, white and blue Twizzlers Pull 'N' Peel candy for a festive summer treat.
To transport to the beach or pool, I wrap the bundles in cute baggies (perfect when traveling with kids because everyone gets their own) and then place them all in a large plastic zippered bag. These Twizzlers bundles would be ideal for Memorial Day or Fourth of July parties at home!
How to Make Festive Twizzlers Bundles
- 1 bag Twizzlers Twists
- TwizzlersPull 'N' Peel (Raspberry, Wildberry, Lemonade)
- Scissors or knife
- Cute baggies
For each Twizzlers bundle:
- Cut 3 Twizzlers Twists in half, creating 6 small pieces.
- Separate Twizzlers Pull 'N' Peel into 3 strands of 1 each of red, white and blue
- Wrap Twizzlers Pull 'N' Peel around the center of Twizzlers Twists, making a bundle. Press the candy into the backside until it sticks (pretty easy as the Pull 'N' Peel is quite tacky).
- Place Twizzlers bundles in baggies and take with you to the beach or pool. Enjoy!
For more unique summertime crafts, recipes, family games/activities and DIY projects using Twizzlers Twists, visit CelebrateWithHersheys.com.
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