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Our Little Picnic Adventure – Part 2 #Snackation

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

The J.M. Smucker Company has sponsored this post, but all creativity, opinions, and words are that of my own. 

A few days ago I was telling all about my ideas for secret backyard picnic. I snuck away to my snackation destination, Walmart, to pick up some yummy picnic snacks. I ended up with a ton of goodies that I knew my family and I would love. I had to work around the rainy days to plan this little backyard picnic, but in the end it turned out perfect. 

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

First of all, sneaking around my family was hilarious. I felt like a criminal carrying bags of stuff from the house into the backyard. I made sure that they were lost in the television before I snuck around. We have a sliding glass door, so the real struggle was opening and closing it without making a ton of noise. I don't think I've ever moved so quickly and quietly. haha!

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

I finally made out like a bandit with all of the goodies! I set up our most comfortable picnic blanket in the corner of our yard with the most shade. We don't have any trees back there, so I had to work with the sun on this one! It's way too hot and humid in Florida to sit directly in the sun light. Plus, I didn't want our delicious snacks to melt. I had some water bottles prepped for this, so they were nice and cold by the time I set up the picnic. I brought out a couple of board games, a book, and played some music from my phone. I took photos before my family destroyed the snacks! haha. 

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

It turned out really well. The humidity wasn't as bad as I expected and the snacks that I picked up from Walmart were the perfect treats! I was surprised with how quickly the Smuckers Fruit Fulls were devoured. They are so delicious! I think Apple Cinnamon was the right choice for my family. I figured as much because we love apple cinnamon apple sauce. They are great to eat outdoors because you don't need a spoon. We snacked on the Jif To Go Dippers with pretzels and crackers, as we played our favorite board game, Sorry. I ended up not reading my book because I was too distracted by the great conversations and contagious laughter of my family. 

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

This secret backyard picnic couldn't have went any better. I am so grateful that Walmart always has a great variety of snacks for my staycations and vacations. I don't think I could have pulled this off without these goodies. It's one of those “you had to be there” moments because their eyes lit up like the night's sky when they seen this little setup! The first thing everyone ran to was the snacks! It just goes to show you how a little goes a long way. All we needed were a few snacks, a couple of games, and lots of laughter to have a great time! 

What's your idea of a perfect Snackation Destination?

My #Snackation Destination and Secret Picnic Adventure Part 2 / Snackation

The J.M. Smucker Company has sponsored this post, but all creativity, opinions, and words are that of my own. 

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  1. My perfect snackation would be at Secrest Arboretum at the OARDC. It’s beautiful there and there is a really cool slide that my daughter loves

  2. I LOVE Sorry! We make it a point to play games in our home often.

  3. Shandi, those Fruit Fulls are my favorite!! I could eat them all in one day haha. The apple cinnamon is basically cinnamon apple sauce, which is my favorite! It was such a nice Florida day!

  4. Shandi Dews says:

    Your picnic looks like so much fun! The snacks are perfect, and you pulled an old favorite out of the closet! How fun!! I am going to have to load up on some of those goodies, I think that the Fruit Fulls will be a huge hit with my kiddos!

  5. Sam Sly says:

    It has been ages since I played “Sorry”. What a fun picnic. I have a weakness for peanut butter too.

  6. AC says:

    I think you can buy Sorry at Target or Walmart.

  7. OH you have a lot of trees! I am jealous. That is something that I want when we buy a home. I want a tree swing darnit! I am such a kid lol

  8. Such a awesome set up looks great.

  9. Joely Smith says:

    My perfect snack down destination would also be my backyard but we DO have a lot of trees and while it gets VERY hot here the weather now is very nice. I loved how descriptive you were about your adventure! What fun! Great snacks too YUM!

  10. Swati says:

    This is such a fun idea! I look forward to try it with my daughter and am sure she would have a blast!

  11. Neha Sultan says:

    This is such a fun idea and I will have to try this on my own. All we do in the name of spending time together is watch TV or movies. Being outdoors and having fun that is more of different experience. I am sure you had lot of fighting over the delicious sack treats 🙂 Awesome picnic idea

  12. angela says:

    The jif mini peanut butter cups would have been a favorite for my kid.

  13. This is such a cute idea. I need to try this with my kids it looks so much fun and ps the snacks look yummy!!

  14. SJ says:

    I wish I could have seen you trying to sneak around setting this up! lol On another note: Where did you dig up ‘Sorry!’? I have not seen that board game in well over a decade! ha ha

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