The Nostalgia of Kool-Aid Drinks for an Outdoor Summer Celebration

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This whole high school graduation season of life has been so busy AND so much fun for us.  It was ALL about Amber.  She had a great time hanging out with long time and new friends, reminiscing about her school years and eating and doing all the things she liked.  Amber’s always been fond of Kool-Aid fruit drinks so when I was shopping at Walmart for her graduation open house party, I made sure to pick up the new 96 oz. bottles of Kool-Aid.

Kool-Aid at Walmart Oh, Yeaahh! #shop

So that we’d have a variety of flavor choices for everyone I bought all three; Fruit Punch, Grape and Watermelon.

NEW! Kool-Aid 96 oz Ready to Serve #shop

With all the other busyness going on those days before the open house party and commencement ceremony this mom was thrilled to be able to get Kool-Aid that is ready to serve.  These are full of that nostalgic “Oh, Yeaahh!” flavor you remember from your childhood.  What a great beverage option to #KoolOff with at an outdoor summer celebration.

Amber also wanted cupcakes for a party dessert.  Since we homeschooled her she didn’t really have “school colors” so I thought it would be fun to make cupcakes in the colors of the university she’ll be attending – green and orange.

I keep a supply of cake mixes in our pantry and had a green velvet one, but nothing orange.  So when I bought the new ready to serve Kool-Aid drinks I also got some Kool-Aid Peach Mango powdered mix from the same center display to add to a white cake mix.

It’s so easy and fun to add a little flavor and color to a white cake mix with Kool-Aid.  Just add 1/2 cup of the sweetened powdered mix or one package of the unsweetened mix to your cake mix.   You can add it to white vanilla frosting too.

peach mango Kool-Aid cupcake batter #shop

peach mango Kool-Aid cupcakes #shop

Imagine the combination possibilities.

Amber loved how they turned out and they tasted awesome too!

Kool-Aid cupcakes #shop

Kool-Aid Cupcakes Ready to Serve Drink #shop

What about you?  I want to know what my readers’ #CollectiveBias on Kool-Aid drinks is!  How would you incorporate Kool-Aid into an outdoor summer gathering?

Best Friends toasting Kool-Aid reminiscing about childhood #shop

And speaking of the outdoors…

Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96oz Kool-Aid bottles! There will be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!

Friday May 30th 5-7pm:
    13675 Highway 43 Russellville, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 3-5pm:
    3100 Hough Rd Florence, AL WM Supercenter

Saturday May 31st 6-8pm:
    517 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals, AL WM Supercenter

Friday June 20th 5-7pm:
    1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 3-5pm:
    1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Saturday June 21st 6-8pm:
    809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter

Friday August 8th 5-7pm:
    360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th  3-5pm:
    1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:
    2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

14 thoughts on “The Nostalgia of Kool-Aid Drinks for an Outdoor Summer Celebration

  1. Everyone I know grew up on Kool-Aid. We had what my husband calls "sugar aid" while my kids are growing up on the sugar free stuff. Add a little to a vanilla milkshake to get a cool new flavor.

  2. I've used Kool-aid to flavor pie before, but not cupcakes. I'll have to try that too! I'm glad you've been enjoying the grad festivities so much!

  3. I love the new 96oz bottles, they last forever in our household. I like to fill a glass with ice and it cuts back on the sugar just a little! #Kool-Aid

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