Fun Summer Picnics with a Tasty Kool-Aid Beverage

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I love to make grandiose plans – to schedule out dates, find new things for us to do, and add special little touches. I had a fabulous beach date planned with sandwiches from our favorite restaurant, a new beach blanket for the summer, sweets from a local candy shop and an afternoon of sun, sand, and crashing waves. Perfect! How often does life work out exactly as planned though?! We are always so busy, and our schedules are constantly fluctuating. In the last five days alone, my husband has been on call more than 50% of the time. When he wasn’t on call, we were at a 3 hour dance recital and then moving my sister out of her townhouse. So sometimes, impromptu dates are the best, like our Courtyard Summer Picnic with PB&Js, fruit salad, some entertainment and a tasty Kool-Aid beverage!

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Our planned beach picnic fell apart, but we both ended up having a Saturday afternoon off. That’s when I decided an impromptu picnic in our courtyard could we just as fun! I made us some PB&J sandwiches because – I mean – what says picnic more than peanut butter and jelly? Then, I looked what we had in the fridge, which was clementines, blueberries and apples. That made the perfect fruit salad for us.

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I didn’t have time to make a special drink for us and I didn’t just want water. I mean, I love water, but it just isn’t that much fun. That’s why I’m loving the 96 oz. Kool-Aid ready-to-drink containers! Whenever we want to have a fun picnic together, we have a yummy drink we can share. Plus, you all know how much I love easy! We will definitely be bringing it along to our eventual beach date or summer picnics at Oz Park or more relaxing afternoons in the courtyard.

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No picnic is complete without fun activities though! On this day, we spent some time playing “In a Pickle”, which is a card game that is super portable. Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of focus so we can play while chatting. We also brought out our books. We love stretching out in the summer sun reading. I miss the sun so much in the dreary winter months.

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Did you all grow up on Kool-Aid? We didn’t have it all the time, but we definitely had it as a special treat. Our favorite was and still is Dark Cherry! I was amazed by ALL the flavor options available at Walmart though. I bought us some fun new flavor packets to try like the Cherry Limeade and the Sharkleberry Fin.

Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96oz Kool-Aid bottles! There will be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!

Friday June 20th 5-7pm: 1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 3-5pm: 1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 6-8pm: 809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Friday August 8th 5-7pm: 360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th  3-5pm: 1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm: 2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

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Do you have a favorite Kool-Aid flavor?



  1. Jenna Wood says

    I wouldn’t be able to choose one flavor, but I know these would be perfect for a Summer picnic! And now you’ve inspired me to have one! #Client

  2. Rebecca Swenor says

    I love picnics with the kids in the summer. In the summer you can make believe you outside when in reality you are on living room floor on a blanket. Kool-aid is good all the time.

  3. Patty says

    What fun – I love picnics whether they are far from home or just in the back yard. I actually love Kool Aid. There is just something about all that sugary deliciousness.

  4. Grace Hodgin says

    Even as an adult I still pick up those packs of Kool-Aid as there are times I just want something thirst quenching. I love the large size of that pre-made container and will have to look for that. Grand kids are coming and this would be great for making home made popsicles and to drink.

  5. Beeb Ashcroft says

    Oh, I feel you on the grandiose plans, I’m the same way!! Kool-Aid was a staple of my childhood, I drank it ALL the time! I also collected all the points on the back of the packages and sent them in for prizes – anyone remember when they did than in the ’80s & ’90s? I didn’t know they sold it in pre-made containers now, but that makes sense!

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