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There are so many great things about summer. From pool parties and barbecues to vacation with the family, the summer is simply a wonderful time of year to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, summer ends, however, there are plenty of ways to squeeze out all of the fun!
Plan a Beach or Pool Day
Now that it’s the middle of August, Summer is officially on its way out the door, and Fall is about to come knocking! So spend the last bit of this beautiful, warm Summer weather by the pool or at the beach. Get your friends together and head to the water! Make sure you bring plenty of snacks, beverages to stay hydrated, sunblock, and some tunes! This unbeatable combo will ensure that you have an excellent end to your Summer! It’s these long, lazy days that you remember forever, after all.
From properly prepping the pool area to planning the perfect menu, a day by the water needs a few simple things to make it the perfect way to end your summer with a bang.
“First, no pool party is complete without plenty of tasty food for your guests to enjoy. You’ll need a wide array of food, from appetizers, to the main course, to dessert. Next, you’ll need plenty of outdoor games for the pool and beyond. Games keep your family and friends entertained and liven up the party. You’ll also need a playlist of tunes to keep the party going all day long. Also consider pool toys, like floats, noodles, and water games to keep guests of all ages entertained. Finish off your essentials list with plenty of pool towels and sunscreen for folks who forgot to bring their own.”
Finally, for a few great pool side snacks, consider these refreshing options!
Any day by the pool or beach is a celebration, especially the end of your summer. Check out our Sharing is Caring, which is filled with plump, juicy grapes that are perfectly paired with ripe strawberries and a large, pineapple daisy, which tops off this incredible party piece. With countless berries covered in white or semisweet chocolate, it doesn’t get much tastier than this and filled with wonderful red colors that highlight the summer sun!
Chocolate Dipped Indulgence Platter
Every pool party needs dessert and our Chocolate Dipped Indulgence Platter is chock-full of decadent chocolate-covered fruit, including apples, strawberries, pineapple, and more. It offers a healthier take on traditional desserts, yet it’s still oh-so-delicious.
Go to a Drive-In Movie Theater
You only have a few months out of the year when you can go to one of these magical movie theaters, so if you haven’t gone yet… now is the time! There is just something about seeing a movie from the front seat of your car while you’re outside on a warm Summer night and with your favorite group of people! Or, for the more experienced drive-in movie crowd, pulling up backwards in your SUV, pulling down the back seats, and bringing out the blankets!
Nothing makes a drive-in movie night like a refreshing beverage. Fortunately, there are plenty of Edible Arrangement stores, so stop by and pick up a custom made smoothie before the movie!
Save yourself the trouble of whipping up your own smoothie, and head to your local Edible Arrangements store. This recipe whips up mangoes, pineapples, and bananas, and is made will all-natural, never frozen fruit.
Another great movie snack is our Perfectly Plaid donuts! This festive box of chocolate Dipped Fruit™ features a decadent duo of gourmet chocolate dipped pineapple mustaches and plaid Edible® Donuts made with Granny Smith apple and real, gourmet chocolate.
Visit a Theme Park
Everyone loves going on different rides! Whether you prefer to go at lightning speeds, or calmly swinging through the air. This is a great opportunity for you, the family, or friends to spend the day trying new rides! Plus, if the theme park also has a waterpark, you can always take a swim break or, as we prefer, a lazy river break to beat the heat!
Any road trip needs some snacks, so don’t forget these great sweet treats for the trip!
This decadent platter includes fresh banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges, chocolate covered pineapple daisies, and so much more. Rich chocolate and a wide offering of fruit flavors make this platter ideal for car full of hungry folks heading to the theme park.
This platter is packed with all your favorite summers fruit favorites, including watermelon, pineapple, mango, kiwi, and more. It’s the perfect refreshing snack for your road trip!
Host a Bonfire
The summer means camping and bonfires! So why not host a backyard bonfire with a fire pit?! Bonfires are a great opportunity to talk around the fire, tell scary stores, and even have a sing-a-long or two. Make sure you have enough chairs or tree stumps to sit on as the long Summer day begins to fade into night.
Bonfires mean s’mores, so help balance out the gooey chocolate treats with some fresh fruit arrangements!
Many of us love summer because the weather is warm and our homes are filled with beautiful flowers and gardens. In the summer spirit, the Blooming Daisies arrangement is packed with delightful, juicy strawberries interspersed with eye-catching pineapple daisies. Not only is this dessert delicious, it’s also healthy and allows everyone to savor a little more summer flavor while enjoying an end of summer bonfire!
The Sun-Sational Bouquet is a beautiful arrangement of summer fruits that emphasize the sun soaked summer season! It’s packed with fresh watermelon, kiwi, blueberries, mango, and pineapples cut into delightful sunshine shapes for a fun and delicious summer-themed treat.
Take a Hike
Because the weather is so wonderful, this is the time to be outdoors! Go take a hike! It’s so much fun that you get the benefits of a workout without even realizing it’s work! We are always surrounded by the hustle and bustle of life that when you’re hiking, you can get away from it all! So spend a day away from the computer, pack a lunch, and discover an adventure. You get to explore the wilderness and really see nature during a beautiful time of year!
Taking a hike as part of your end of summer activities is a great way to prep for fall. Enjoy the outdoors with some refreshing and energizing treats!
Take this gift box on any hike or outdoor activity and it will delight your taste buds. It features banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate dipped strawberries, and chocolate covered pineapple mustaches.
Create your own refreshing smoothie from our Edible® Treats menu before you head out to the hiking trail. Try a delicious combination of watermelon and kiwi with non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, topped with whipped cream for the perfect finish.
Host a BBQ
Every Summer needs to end with a BBQ to commemorate the season! Everyone LOVES a delicious BBQ so invite all of your friends and family! Make sure you have all of your favorite summer foods! A time-tested way to celebrate the end of summer is a Labor Day party!
“Make your Labor Day party plans easy, but starting with your previous summer party plans. For example, many of the great 4th of July treats work for Labor Day as well. After all, Labor Day offers another terrific reason to gather with your friends and family. There are new stories to tell and share about summer vacations. Plus, it’s still summer, so we can all enjoy the great weather and summer flavors. To start, keep it simple. Provide a few finger foods as appetizers, add a couple of standard entrees like burgers, chicken and/or hot dogs and top it off with plenty of dessert! Like most summer parties, keep the theme Patriotic by adding a few flags and other assorted red, white and blue decor!”
To help send summer out in style, a few delicious and delightful fruit arrangements that work great as appetizers and desserts!
Look no further than this FruitFlowers® Bouquet filled with his favorite fresh fruits. Does your host love flowers, but you know they will quickly wilt in the summer sun? There is no wilting with this bouquet that includes fresh pineapple daisies, strawberries, and other summer fruit favorites. Plus, the bouquet comes in a simple summer keepsake, which can be used for a variety of things long after all the fruit is gone.
This arrangement is as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s packed with pineapple stars, pineapple daisies, strawberries, melon, and so much more, all beautifully arranged in a keepsake container. This is truly delicious and filled with all of the best summer flavors and fruits, which provides a great way to celebrate a terrific summer.
Refreshing, fun, and delicious! Our Watermelon Kiwi Summer Bouquet™ is crafted with sun-shaped pineapple, generously sliced kiwi, juicy watermelon ball sticks, cantaloupe, grapes, and fresh strawberries hand dipped in gourmet semisweet chocolate arranged in a mouthwatering, bright and exciting display! We’ve artfully arranged this bouquet so that the bowl can be used long after the fruit is gone!
So go ahead and celebrate the end of an amazing Summer with a bang (or just with a sweet treat).
Take a break from preparing all your favorite foods by hand and order this amazing fruit platter. It features fresh strawberries dipped in rich, white chocolate, succulent pineapple stars and ripe blueberries to create the perfect party platter for any end of summer activity.
This decadent platter includes fresh banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges, chocolate covered pineapple daisies, and so much more. Rich chocolate and a wide offering of fruit flavors make this platter ideal for serving any crowd or end of summer event.