Balloon Ice Packs

I had to squeeze this clever idea in, before the last BBQ’s of the year. It came from the August issue of Good Housekeeping, and I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Use regualar size balloons, fill about 1/4 with tap water, freeze overnight and use in a barrel to keep your drinks cool.

There’s a couple of things I love about this: you don’t get your hands wet when you reach for a drink, and it’s a easy way to add your colour theme without much effort.

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What will you be up to this weekend?

We’re off to Midway to check out Swiss Days, we’re happy not to be having a booth this year, but a little sad at the same time.

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If you’re heading to the shops or online to snag some deals, don’t forget to check out these bargains from some of our favorite locals stores:

Downeast: take an additional 30% off home + clothing clearance. See ad HERE.

Roberts Craft: take 50% off total purchase (Mon only). Good time to start thinking about fall/winter projects. See ad HERE.

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Whatever you’re doing, we hope you enjoy with family + friends. We’ll see you Tuesday.

Happy Long Weekend!

4 Responses to “Balloon Ice Packs”

  1. john Says:

    Very clever idea!

  2. LB Says:

    What a great idea! Not only do you keep your hands dry when reaching for a drink, but I’m sure the after-party clean-up is more enjoyable too!

  3. 35 Budget DIY Party Decorations You'll Love This Summer Says:

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  4. 35 Budget DIY Party Decorations You’ll Love This Summer Says:

    […] Instead of putting ice in the cooler, you can use balloon ice packs. Fill the balloons about ¼ with tap water and freeze them overnight. Then put them in a big container to keep the drinks cool.{found on boxwoodclippings}. […]

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