Maybe Matilda: Summer Field Day + JELL-O Giveaway

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Field Day + JELL-O Giveaway

This post is sponsored by JELL-O brand.

To beat the end-of-summer slump, I threw my family and friends a fun and casual field day party. We had an awesome time, and it was such a great way to get out and have some outdoor fun, despite the heat!

fun summer field day party

fun summer field day party

frozen arctic grapes

pudding dirt and worm cups

green theme field day party

I went with a green theme for the food and decor--it felt fitting for this hot and vibrant summer we've been having. For decorations, I just used a few dollar store basics: a white plastic tablecloth hung on the wall, a green plastic tablecloth over the table, and some cardboard stars taped to the backdrop. Simple and inexpensive, but festive and cute.

We had our get-together around lunchtime, so I pulled together a bunch of simple finger foods that the kids and adults could grab and munch on while they played. I made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cut them into quarters for easy snacking. I also set out popcorn, grapes, 'worm' sand + dirt pudding cups, green strawberry-kiwi fruit juice, and Arctic Grapes.

pb+j party sandwiches

JELL-O Arctic Grapes

The arctic grapes made with JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin powder were such a fun snack to have. They were tangy and delicious, and so refreshing in our hot, dry weather. You can find the recipe here to make them yourself.

The kids loved playing games in the water. We divided them into teams to transfer water from one bucket to another using small plastic cups. They thought it was so fun, and we loved cheering them on while they raced back and forth, sloshing water all over themselves along the way.

fun outdoor water games

fun outdoor water games

We also played 'pin the petal on the flower,' keeping with our 'green' theme. And of course, I forgot a blindfold, so this game was played on the honor system (no peeking!). We have a bunch of little cheaters on our hands, it turns out. But they had fun anyway.

pin the petal on the flower

My final party game involved placing cookies on the kids' foreheads and encouraging them to get the cookies to their mouths without using their hands . . . and it was a monumental failure. Forrest ended up in tears, and some of his little friends didn't seem to see the humor we parents found in watching them try to scootch a cookie across their faces and eat it hands-free. So we quickly bailed on that game and the kids went back to splashing water all over each other.

pin the petal on the flower

We had such a fun day playing with family and friends, and I can't wait to throw another little shindig for us all to enjoy!

Thanks to JELL-O brand for allowing me to partner with them to throw my family field day summer party. I had a blast! Already planning to try this at home with your little ones? I'd love to hear how it goes in the comments below. For more inspiration visit:

For more ideas be sure to check out Krystal’s Kitsch.

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