summer entertaining with otter pops

an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops}

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

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Do you remember Otter Pops?  Yeah, those frozen tubes of fruity summer rescue!  My childhood memories came flooding back with this fun sampling opportunity from Otter Pops.  My desert-dwelling fridge is always stocked with frozen treats to cool us down so this was a welcome reunion!

My daughter is a fan of red.  Red everything, so I’m not surprised her favorite Otter Pop is the red one.  With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, it dawned on me the red and blue pops would make for awesome additions to our backyard festivities… and that they did!  An easy, inexpensive cool-off treat, Otter Pops are awesome for summer entertaining.  I’m not sure who loves them more, the kids or the parents!

Waiting for hamburgers and Otter Pops!

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

Step one: Otter Pop x 2

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

I set up the Otter Pops out back in coolers and festive buckets filled with ice.  Since it was Independence Day, I only set out red and blue but you could use any color combo to suit your entertaining needs.

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

After not too long these buckets were moved out of direct sunlight since the 100 degree heat was having its way with the pops.  This reminded me of my favorite time to eat Otter Pops as a kid…just as the start to melt.  Am I alone here??

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

There are a few ice pops out there, but Otter Pops are my favorite.  Not only are they the best flavor and texture, they come in the coolest box.  Check out my Instagram of the retro looking box!  I just love the way the big 100 count box looks sitting in my pantry… and then there is the Otter Popstars! Who doesn’t love these rainbow otters?

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

Have you met these talented otters? Let’s meet them, shall we?

Poncho Punch, guitar/vocals  Poncho enjoys sunbathing by the pool but can’t stand artificial plants.  I’m with you Poncho.

Little Orphan Orange, vocals  Lil loves her dog Melon Collie but thinks lowly of complaining and litterbugs.

Alexander the Grape, triangle  Alexander tours the ancient ruins with a spring in his step but loathes alarm clocks and bad puns — oof, yes.

Louie-Bloo Raspberry, upright bass  Louie sips a warm café olé in the morning but avoids confrontation and despises oil spills.

Strawberry Short Kook, drums/vocals  Kook paints, sculpts and enjoys photography.  Her pet peeves are bullies and and party-poopers.

Sir Isaac Lime, Piano  Sir Isaac loves the sound of his own voice and supernovas but think fast food is gross.

Which one is your favorite? My daughter’s favorite is Kook because she is red and plays the drums.  My six year old is chompin’ at the bit to learn to play drums.  Soon, kid.  Find some cool activities at the band’s website.  There you will find fun stuff to do with the kids and a list of really amazing charities Otter PopStars supports.  awesome.

My daughter’s favorite Otter PopStars!

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

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 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining  

 an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops} treat summer party kids holiday fourth of july entertaining

About Sarah

Mom of 2, wife of 1, Sarah is a writer, photographer, retired casting director and hostess with the mostess. Aspiring everyday to be a faithful follower, doting wife, nurturing mom and unforgetable human being, she enjoys nature, very tall heels and takes her bourbon neat. West Coast transplant with an East Coast heart. <3

7 thoughts on “an ice pop kind of summer {Otter Pops}

  1. Emily

    Your daughter’s drawing is too cute! I think I remember these from my childhood, but don’t think we had them at our house. I love that you only served the blue and red on July 4th! How festive! I’ll be on the lookout for these, they’ll be perfect for summer playdates in the backyard!

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  3. Nat :)

    I am so with you…I loved it when the pops just began to melt! Old School memories!
    My kids would love any flavor…for me, it’s totally the blue guy, Louie! :) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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