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Fun Backyard Summer Party Ideas

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Our family absolutely adores summer — every single thing about it!

Fun Backyard Summer Party Ideas

Now that we’re settling into our new home, we’re finding all sorts of new reasons to be in love with summer and all that the season brings.

We now have a gorgeous beach just a few minutes away, plus wonderful neighbors with a pool. We’re also setting up our backyard for entertaining, which is one of our favourite things to do.

Backyard Water Balloon Fight

Over the past few weeks of good weather, I’ve almost felt like I was living someone else’s glamorous life. I’ve so enjoyed the extra time with Mike and Sam and the low key days we’ve been experiencing together.

Nerf Scatter Blast Water Gun

While getting our backyard ready for summer, I popped into our local Canadian Tire. Oh my goodness! Daydream overload — there are so many amazing items to fall in love with this summer.

Canadian Tire WOW Guide

Not only is the store packed with fabulous options, I’m thrilled that they released a 200 page catalogue. There is something so rewarding about flipping through it. It definitely stirs a sense of nostalgia in me. I remember picking out my favourite items as a child.

Here is what will WOW you at Canadian Tire this summer:

  • You will find even more products — there are 1200 in the catalogue and even more online.
  • You get amazing how-tos! There is so much you can learn about the products and even see them in action.
  • You can not only find out how much the product is but if it is in stock at your store and even which aisle it is in making shopping an easy trip. Although, you’re still free to wander the aisles if you so desire. 😉
  • You can check out the latest in designer trends.
  • Browse the galleries of photos and get inspired. This is one of my favourite things to do.

Nerf Super Soaker

Nerf Water Fun for a Backyard Party

Water Gun Fight

This week, we had some friends over for a relaxed barbecue in our backyard. I love summer parties!

Easy to Fill Water Balloons

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Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Water Balloon Fight

Backyard Summer Party Ideas

We kept the kids busy with an assortment of toys like water guns and water balloon launchers. These easy fill water balloons are one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!

Easy S'mores Kit

S'mores Kit from Canadian Tire

Easy S'mores Kit

We finished off the night with s’mores — which were oh-so-easy to make thanks to the s’mores kit we picked up while shopping. Talk about the perfect summer get together!

Backyard Twitter 2

Join me Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm ET for the #CTWowGuide Twitter party. There will be $1000 in Canadian Tire gift cards given away, so you don’t want to miss the fun. No RSVP, just tweet using the hashtag. I’ll see you there!

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.