80 Days of Summer DQ®

80 Days of Summer means 80 days to celebrate sunshine and the DQ® brand's 80th birthday with tips and tricks to keep the family smiling all summer long!

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5 Easy Ways to Hack Your Summer BBQ

Food Network's tasty tips and DIYs make any summer party a whole lot cooler.

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Please supervise your children with this activities.

Tip 1

Create an Inflatable Buffet

An inflatable kiddie pool isn't just for kids (or swimming!) anymore! Blow one up and line it with bubble wrap to help insulate the pool. Then fill with ice – lots of it! – and arrange your veggies, fruit and drinks to keep cool. Your buffet is made in the shade!

Tip 2

Make Seasonal Vases

First, use a melon baller to scoop out the watermelon flesh – frozen watermelon makes great ice cubes! Then, use the hollowed-out melon as a decorative vase to fill with flowers. Cut a scalloped rim, use a vegetable peeler to create stripes, or play with any cookie cutters you have on hand to decorate it. A centerpiece masterpiece!

Tip 3

Craft a DIY Drinks Station

Decorate a mini loaf pan with washi tape. Add some washi flair to stir sticks and place them in one of the loaf compartments. Fill the others with garnishes like sliced citrus and maraschino cherries. Raise your glass!

Tip 4

Make a DIY Luminary

For super-simple yet beautiful décor, fill mason jars with assorted sliced citrus and herbs like rosemary. Fill with water and float a tea light candle on top. A bright idea!

Tip 5

Serve a Sweet Summer Treat!

Close out the BBQ with an Oreo® Blizzard® Treat Cake from DQ®! Your summer picnic just got a whole lot cooler.

80 Days of Summer means 80 days to celebrate sunshine and the DQ® brand's 80th birthday with tips and tricks to keep the family smiling all summer long!

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5 Great Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Mom-of-nine Courtney Waldrop from Sweet Home Sextuplets shares her family’s best tips to keep the kids busy and smiling all summer long!

Stay safe and be mindful of social distancing and safety guidelines in your area.
Please supervise your children with this activities.

Tip 1

Family Car Wash

A car wash assembly line is a great way to get everyone outside, and the little ones love to play in the water. Make sure to use kid-friendly soap! It’s a win-win – a squeaky clean car and clean kids!

Tip 2

Find a New Hobby

Try crafting or painting even with the littlest artists. Just make sure to use washable paint! Bringing art projects outside makes for easy cleanup. For bigger kids, introduce new games like cornhole. Practice makes perfect!

Tip 3

Start a Water Balloon Fight

Nothing is more fun on a hot day than a water balloon fight! It gets the kids (and parents!) outside and moving. Biodegradable balloons are safe for kids and animals – but make sure you still pick up the pieces.

Tip 4

Plant a Summer Garden

Planting a garden together lets your kids get their hands dirty and learn about plants and flowers. Daisies, mint and rosemary are kid-friendly and easy to maintain. A garden also teaches patience – your kids can watch it grow every day.

Tip 5

Throw a Backyard Bash

Celebrate the end of the summer with a backyard party the whole family will enjoy. A pinata and some fun games will make it fun and festive for any age. Blow bubbles, play music, dance and enjoy sweet treats as the sun sets on another summer.