Tips for Fabulous Family Friendly Summer Parties #TasteAndBelieve

This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Summer is almost here which means fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, and impromptu parties. I love hosting parties and even being prepared for a quick impromput gathering.  Good food is important for any party.

How to Make Summer Parties Fun for Everyone

Pick a Theme

Even for a casual backyard BBQ, themed parties are fun. Choose a broad theme like Western, Disney, Hawaiian Lula, 60’s, etc so that it is easy for someone to throw on a t-shirt, hat, or other accessory to be festive. Kids love themed parties but you might be surprised how many adults really get into themes as well! It’s a great ice-breaker for parties with a mix of people that don’t know each other too.


Food for Everyone

With so many people counting carbs and calories or food intolerance, it is important to have food on hand that everyone can enjoy.  I like to offer foods with options like burgers, pulled pork with sauce on the side, or grilled foods like steak, chicken, and hot dogs. I keep all the toppings and condiments on the side. This is a better approach than complicated entrees that may have an item or two that someone is allergic to or dislikes. Be sure to have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies – something everyone can eat.

foodDesserts for Everyone

I have two Type 1 Diabetic children, so desserts can be a very troubling time for us. Home-made desserts can be a nightmare for us – who knows how many carbs are in them?! It is the same for people who are counting calories to watch their figure.

I keep desserts to a minimum and provide a variety of sweets in sensible sizes.  I recently discovered delicious Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss.


These mini brownies are indulgent, proportional desserts that will make any mouth happy!  These Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss brownies offer layers of deliciousness!  It starts with a decadent, rich chocolate brownie, then a layer of real caramel is added and it is all wrapped in chocolates with real caramel, and chocolate.

It is a sweet treat that anyone watching their figure can enjoy. For those counting carbs, the nutritional information is right on the box, so no guessing! This is huge for my family! And who can resist this delicious dessert? It is a treat everyone can enjoy at only 80 calories per serving and 4 SmartPoints®.

Set out Lawn Games

Summer parties are a great way to catch up with friends and family while being a little competitive at the same time. Some fun lawn games that both kids and adults of all ages can enjoy include: corn hole, Frisbee, ladder ball, horse shoes, croquet, and volleyball.


Have Outdoor Lighting

If you don’t want the party to end when it gets dark, be sure to have outdoor lighting such as string lights, candles, and tiki torches. It adds fun ambiance to the party too. If you live somewhere where bonfires are allowed, be sure to plan ahead with enough wood for a fire and sticks for roasting marshmallows.


Party Favors are Fun Mementos

For parties that celebrate a special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, etc, I love giving my guests party favors that are fun and/or delicious! For a themed party,  double your decorations or dinnerware as favors like we did with these boot cups

The Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss desserts that I mentioned earlier are perfect as party favors for everyone. They come individually wrapped, so you can send them home with or without the wrapping. P1490687

I hope you’ll try these new baked goods from Weight Watchers, they are delicious! Sample all of Weight Watchers baked goods:

  • Triple Chocolate Brownie Bliss
  • Mint Chocolate Brownie Bliss
  • Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss
  • Chocolate Crème Cake
  • Lemon Crème Cake
  • Red Velvet Crème Cake
  • Carrot Crème Cake
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Coffee Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Right now, Weight Watchers is giving you the chance to try their baked goods with nothing to lose with their Love It Or It’s Free Challenge now through May 31st, if you don’t love it, they will give you  your money back!

You can find Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods   at national and local grocery retailers for about $3.29 each.  Find your local retailer here.

Have a fabulous Summer! I hope these tips make your parties fun for everyone!

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