This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Does one ever really need a reason to celebrate? I’m the kind of person that looks at every moment as a reason to celebrate. A day without rain? Time to throw a pool party! 80 degrees and clear skies? I think that’s cause for celebration, so that’s what happened. I called up some friends, went to Walmart to pick up some supplies, and it was time to enjoy a beautiful day.
Impromptu party planning is one of my specialties. It doesn’t take much to put a smile on my friends’ faces, and thankfully I know just how to do it. A rocking playlist, some burgers and dogs on the grill, and a lot of cold Dr Pepper.
Even before the party officially started, I was ready to celebrate. Now I get to let you in on this little secret! Well, not a secret but not too many people know about it yet. See, when you buy Dr Pepper this summer (6/15 – 8/15), you can upload your receipt at http://bit.ly/2pts8Qo.
When you do, you get a prize like this unicorn beverage holder inflatable or other prizes. Here’s a look at the prize lineup:
- Spend $5, get a unicorn beverage holder inflatable
- Spend $10, get a Walmart e-Gift Card worth $5
- Spend $20, get a 6 pack can/bottle holder with ice pack
- Spend $40, get a Dr Pepper bottle shaped pool float
That’s some kind of wonderful, for sure! Dr Pepper is my go to soft drink so being able to get a prize for something I’m buying anyway? Yes, thank you! Another piece of exciting news from Dr Pepper:
On June 15, the unique packaging for Pick Your Pepper will be hitting shelves. The packaging was designed by millennials, for millennials so you know it’ll be fun and individualized!
I really couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a sunny day than with friends and Dr Pepper. Hanging out by the pool is always fun, but it usually takes more than that to have a successful party.
Here are 5 ways to make sure your celebration is a success.
The most important element of a great party is music. Create a playlist with a variety of genres and put it on shuffle. Depending on how many guests you have, it’s likely someone will volunteer to take over DJ duties. You can also get everyone involved and let them take turns with playlists.
Food and drinks are customary so if you don’t plan to offer these let your guests know ahead of time. You can turn it into a potluck and have each guest bring something for other guests. This not only saves money but introduces everyone to something unique. You may want to keep some vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, allergen free foods at hand for guests with dietary restrictions. This will earn you cool points with friends. For more cool points be sure to have some cold Dr Pepper on hand.
Make sure you have plenty of seating available. Folding chairs, benches, and bar stools can be taken outside for outdoor entertaining. If you’re in a pinch, you can always pull up some coolers. Chances are people will be standing and mingling or dancing, but you want to make sure you at least have the option of offering them a seat.
It should go without saying, but make sure you’re hospitable. I’m not suggesting you give a stranger your kidney, but make the rounds and see if anyone needs anything. You should also at least make a bit of small talk with each guest.
Every party, regardless of how epic, has the potential for going stagnant. Keep your celebration alive with fun games and activities. You can take it back to high school with a game of truth or dare, or break out the net and play some pool volleyball. Horseshoes and badminton are a couple of non-fail entertainment ideas that most people enjoy.
Whatever you decide to do, just be sure you’re celebrating! Life is too beautiful not to take a little time to celebrate with friends and an ice cold Dr Pepper. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you do to make sure your parties are a success. #PickYourPepper #Walmart