Also as you may know, we play it up big time with all the neighborhood get-togethers, birthday parties, and summer holidays. Cassidy and I are both sticklers for details. I use that in my work as a photographer and an influencer, and he uses that in his work and also in his nearly professional party planning. Details matter! It’s in the lighting that you choose, the recipes, and even the trash bags. That’s why we LOVE the NEW Color Scents 13-gallon stretch trash bags at Walmart..
In the summer, things get messy – no doubt about that! And you don’t have to be concerned that your trash bag isn’t doing its job in keeping your house odor free. That’s why we Escape the Ordinary™ – because these trash bags come in a combination of subtle colors and scents. You can get them at Walmart – either in-store or online – and know that they’re only adding style to your home, and not taking it away. Plus, they’re strong! We have Linen Fresh in a NEW Silver/Grey color and the Color Scents Stretch bag in Meadow Fresh is a NEW scent. Both of these trash bags have consistent bag thickness from top to bottom. And they have a unique embossed pattern that allows the bag to stretch around tough trash.
Color Scent trash bags have the Right-Fit® Drawstring – which delivers strength while also stretching to secure your bag to the rim. Only during June/July (2018) you’ll be able to take advantage of $1.00 off with the instant redeemable coupon found on the packaging in Walmart stores, while supplies last! Here is a link to the product page at Walmart – easy to find in-person or online!
1 – Start cleaning BEFORE the party starts. Close doors to rooms you don’t want guests to visit (we have to do this with our puppy anyway) and store your important or fragile items in the rooms with the doors closed.
2 – Put washcloths and/or paper towels in places that are easily found and readily available to guests so they can wipe up those inevitable spills instantly. Also have several locations for napkins and coasters to avoid those spills to begin with!
3 – Set out two garbage cans – one is for trash and one is for recycling. This is easy to do and makes less work later.
4 – If you have a dishwasher, rinse dishes fast, load up, start the dishwasher, and keep it going. If you don’t have a dishwasher, fill your sink with warm, soapy water and soak dishes while you do other chores so the washing will be easier.
5 – Clean surfaces, stains and floors. Use an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloth or sponge to go through your home. Pick one room and do them all in a row. Save the bathroom and floors for last. They will be the hardest hit!
Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Pops:
8 Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
11 oz. pkg. Vanilla Baking Chips
16 Wooden Popsicle Sticks
½ cup chocolate candy pieces, patriotic colors
Assortment of Sprinkles—patriotic and rainbow sprinkles, rainbow balls, etc.
1 – First, cut off about a fourth of the top of each wooden stick. You can opt not to do this step if you don’t mind a longer stick, but I wanted my sticks a little shorter.
2 – Remove the paper from the ice cream sandwiches and cut each one in half.
3 – Push a stick into the cut end of each ice cream sandwich making sure to stop so the stick doesn’t pop through the top. Lay these on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden them back up.
4 – Pour about half the white chips into a small bowl and melt in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring between each one until fully melted.
5 – Dip the corner of each ice cream sandwich into the melted chocolate. I dipped them in almost halfway at a diagonal. Quickly sprinkle on the candy pieces or sprinkles and lay them back on the baking sheet.
6 – After I dipped about half my ice cream sandwiches, the chocolate started to seize up, so I discarded that and melted the other half of my white chocolate. Finish dipping the rest of the sandwiches and get them back into the freezer as quickly as you can because they will start to get melty.
7 – You can serve these in about an hour after they are solid again or leave in the freezer overnight to serve the next day.
NEW Color Scents 13-gallon stretch trash bags at Walmart can be purchased online or in-person for all your party needs. AND, right now you can enjoy $1.00 off with the instant redeemable coupon found on the packaging in Walmart stores!