Skip to main content

Sponsored Content

Fun in the Sun

May 12, 2016 04:32AM ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) From a leisurely afternoon watching the kids play in the sprinkler to an evening cookout with friends under the stars, it’s the perfect time of year to bask in the comfort and beauty of your own backyard. Take this year’s outdoor enjoyment to a new level with items designed to keep you and your fellow revelers safe and ready for food and fun.


Easy Summer Entertaining
There’s something about summer that makes casual get-togethers great. The menu can be simple, an outdoor setting makes decorating a cinch and the options for entertainment are nearly endless. Put a special touch on your celebrating with these ideas:

  • If you find yourself short on seating, create conversation areas using colorful quilts or blankets.
  • Add lighting to dim corners with a simple strand of twinkling Christmas lights or take it up a notch with festive strings of lantern-style lights.
  • Create a refreshing breeze and help keep pests at bay with fans set on low to circulate the air. For a simple decorative touch, add some streamers that will dance in the wind.
  • Thread a variety of fresh fruits on bamboo skewers and insert ends into the rind of an upside-down watermelon half for a pretty and practical centerpiece.
  • Greet young guests with small buckets filled with dollar store treasures like sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and water guns to ensure they stay entertained while the adults have some fun of their own.

Barefoot Spritzer

Savor the Flavors of Summertime
Summer heat has everyone reaching for hot dogs, barbecue and refreshing cocktails. Now, with Barefoot Refresh Spritzers in a lightweight, single-serve can, you can enjoy the flavors of summer where wine glasses and bottles aren’t always welcome – including poolside, beaches, parks and your own backyard. Available in Crisp White and Summer Red varieties, these spritzers are best enjoyed straight from the chilled can, poured over ice or mixed in a cocktail. For more information, visit BarefootWine.com.

Sun Burnt

Help Your Skin Recover After Too Much Sun
Lose track of time on the beach? Miss that spot applying sunscreen? Sun exposure sneaks up on all of us. That’s why it’s important to have a product such as SunBurnt Advanced After-Sun Gel on hand. It instantly cools, rehydrates and repairs, helping skin recover from getting too much sun. It’s gentle on even the most sensitive skin and combines some of nature’s best healing and hydrating ingredients, plus aloe, in a unique, non-sticky formula. For more information, go to sunburnt.com.

First Degree

Be Prepared for Burns, Bites and Scrapes
Summer means backyards, beaches and big adventures. Unfortunately, it can also mean bumps, bugs and run-ins with the grill. With First Degree Multi-Symptom Burn Cream, you’re prepared for minor burns, bug bites and scrapes before they strike. It’s 96 percent natural and works on contact to soothe pain and itching, boost healing and help reduce the appearance of scars. Keep First Degree in your first aid kit and keep yourself in the fun. For more information, visit firstdegree.com.

 

Ice Cooler

Keep Hot Summer Parties on Ice
On those hot summer days when it’s necessary to have quick access to a cold drink outdoors, keeping a well-stocked cooler on hand is the perfect solution. You can take food and drinks with you to outdoor activities, such as tailgating, camping, parties and backyard entertaining, with portable coolers. With various sizes available, you can pack everything from meat for the grill and condiments to two-liter bottles of soda and other sips of choice inside and let the outdoor fun begin.

Grill

Grill Up Some Goodness
Nothing adds to a backyard party quite like the aroma and flavor of delicious grilled fare. From traditional favorites like burgers and hot dogs to chicken, steak, fish or kebabs, having a grill that can do it all is imperative. From portable models you can also use while camping or tailgating to grills built into an outdoor kitchen, there’s one to fit every need. Look for grills with features such as a side burner, multiple racks or storage space that make grilling up a full summer menu easier.

Serveware

Serveware with a Purpose
Perfect for all of those backyard barbecues, and featuring artwork by PBS cooking show host Jacques Pepin, the Pass the Plate serving platter generates a $5 donation each time an individually numbered platter is passed and registered online. With its fresh and cheery design, this unique serving piece, which is available for $24.95 at Villeroy & Boch stores or by calling 1-888-886-8318, makes sharing even more fun.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images(three photos: people at party, cooler, and grill)

Sponsored by Family Features

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Cabarrus Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline

Family Features Family Features Lifestyle
  • Piedmont Farmers Market 2017

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM

    • Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef...


  • 25 Days of Christmas Specials

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM

    Dr. Edward Dickerson and staff will be announcing new specials on facebook EACH DAY of December l...


  • Breakfast with Santa

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Historic Columbia for a holiday treat to remember! Enjoy a continental breakfast in our cozy...


  • Beginners photography workshop

    12/16/2017
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    This will be a monthly workshop for beginner photographers to learn about their camera and to ass...


  • Frostbite 5K

    12/16/2017
    10:00AM

    The FROSTBITE 5K is a 3.1mile run through Kannapolis Greenway and surrounding communities with ch...


  • Trade the Galaxy at Upstate BI-LO Stores

    12/16/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    WHAT: BI-LO stores across the Upstate are hosting a galactic event in anticipation of the new St...


  • Speedway Christmas 2017

    12/16/2017
    06:00PM

    Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and is even bigger and better in its ...


  • Miracle on 34th Street : The Musical

    12/16/2017
    08:00PM — 10:30PM

    A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on th...


  • This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. ...


  • The Barefoot Movement Christmas Show

    12/16/2017
    08:00PM — 11:00PM

    A holiday celebration for the whole family, The Barefoot Movement performs season favorites from ...


  • 25 Days of Christmas Specials

    12/18/2017
    08:00AM

    Dr. Edward Dickerson and staff will be announcing new specials on facebook EACH DAY of December l...


Get Cabarrus Magazine Delivered to Your Door!

Subscribe today!

Proudly Brought To You By These Community Sponsors