Celebrating our New Air Conditioner: with a Bomb Pop Party! #BombPop #Sponsored

July 25, 2013

This month has been a rough one for us.  At the end of June –  our air conditioner went out.  I instantly set up an appointment with CenterPoint Energy for them to come out to fix it; but of course they were booked 2 1/2 weeks out.  I pay for their protection plan so that they can come fix the appliances when they break: so I couldn’t justify calling someone else that I would have to pay to come and fix it for us. My husband gave it a shot – but it apparently needed some Freon.  So we waited. It was a pretty hot 2 1/2 weeks.

Fixing the AC

During this time our family did as much as we could to cool down: setting up the kids’ swimming pool, the water table, the sprinklers, and of course – enjoying several cold foods (Heaven knows we didn’t want to cook inside: it was already 90+ degrees in the house most days and turning the oven on would only make matters worse!) and especially cold treats – like Bomb Pops!

When the air conditioner was fixed – we thought all was good: except, a week later, it broke again.  This time – for GOOD. We needed a new A/C unit. *sigh*. Its hot in here

So we were back to the drawing board as far as enjoying the outdoors as much as possible! We set up lots of fun games for the kids, played with sidewalk chalk, helicopters, riding bikes, and bubbles!

The day before we got our new Air Conditioning unit installed, we decided to throw a fun party for the kids and all of the neighborhood kids around us with the help of Bomb Pop. Bomb Pop is an official sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball this year – and wanted to help us celebrate summer by sending us a party kit! Bomb Pop Party

The party kit included a Bomb Pop Baseball themed beanbag toss, Bomb Pop Keychains, Bomb Pop baseballs, and of course – All of the flavors of Bomb Pops!

Bean Bag Toss

The kids really enjoyed the Beanbag toss – they lined up and took turns (surprisingly well!) to throw the bean bag baseballs.  We spent some time playing catch with the baseballs – and when they were nice and heated up, I brought out the Bomb Pops for them to enjoy.Bomb Pop Party1

It seemed like each of them wanted a different flavor – and they ALL made a mess – but it was a lot of fun, and the boys are already asking when we’re going to have our next party!I love the fact that Bomb Pops has a Sugar Free option. My youngest insisted that he pick the sugar-free ice pop and he ate the whole thing. I don’t think he noticed.  It was also only 20 calories! My oldest loved the sour pops, and the other kids wanted the Hawaiian Punch flavors.

Smile for bomb pop

Our Bomb Pop party was a fantastic ending to our hot home – and would be a fantastic ending for any celebration that you are planning: Maybe even for the last day of Baseball for the kids. Each Pack of Bomb Pops has 12 ice pops inside – so one box should be sufficient for the team – or a few boxes if the parents are around or you want flavor options!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Bomb Pop. I received  product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Comments

  1. Belinda B says:

    I can’t imagine being without ac for that long! Ours was out for 3 days last summer and it was miserable! Looks like you had a fun party though!

  2. Robin Wilson says:

    So very happy that you got your new A/C unit ~ 91 is way too hot to “live” inside! The Bomb Party looks like it was a big hit. I wouldn’t mind having one myself just for the sake of eating some. We love them! Have a cool weekend, maybe now you can all get some good sleep. I can handle it during the day if I have to, but sleeping when it is so hot it just not in the cards. I bet it was esp hard on the little one.

  3. EJ (Jane) says:

    Happy you were able to get a unit in this heat. Great party idea.. My kids will love it. TY for sharing

  4. judy gardner says:

    my kids love bomb pops! i am so glad you have air in this heat!

  5. Susan Smith says:

    I can relate, our went out last month (why do air conditioners always go out in the Summer). The hottest it got was 84. It made sleeping difficult even with fans in the bedroom. We were without air for about a week when we figured out it wasn’t going to start working again and we had it fixed. It needed Freon too. My kids kept complaining how hot it was inside and I kept mentioning that many people live without air conditioning and survive.

  6. Linda Trinklein says:

    So glad your all set up with A/c now! We have a swap cooler and it can get pretty hot in here.. so I cant imagine 91!!
    Yay for a Bomb party.. It looks like one my kids would have love to come to! Ice Pops are a family favorite here.. ;D

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