Our Beach Day Celebration With #TCBYGrocery!

Beach Party Invitation
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Yesterday afternoon, I hosted a really fun beach day celebration in honor of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day for my friends and family. Since we live a mile away from the beach in Seaside, Oregon, summer is the perfect time to head down to the ocean. So on Saturday we packed up a bag of outdoor games and a cooler full of TCBY Frozen Yogurt and headed down to the beach for a party!

Since I’m a hostess at heart and also extremely busy, this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment affair, but one that I planned out for a week prior. I wanted to make cute invitations and plan out my refreshments and entertainment, so I started on Monday evening by heading down to the water to beachcomb for shells to incorporate into my handmade invites. I super-glued shells and sand dollars onto the back of my printed invitations and then delivered them in person to those who lived nearby. For those that weren’t in the immediate vicinity, I took the cute photo you see above and e-mailed it to them as their “E-Vite”! I wanted to give people as much notice as possible since everyone has a lot going on.

Then on Wednesday, I headed over to Walmart to pick up party snacks!

Walmart
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TCBY Frozen Yogurt Novelties
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We picked up a selection of TCBY Frozen Yogurt Bars and Sandwiches, which were easy to find in the ice cream aisle. There were many varieties available, including large tubs, but we opted for bars as we thought they would be the perfect summertime treat to have at the beach.

Rainy Oregon day!
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When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was dismayed. In true Oregon fashion, it was raining and gloomy! Would my party be ruined by the elements?

Seaside, Oregon oceanfront
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As luck would have it, the clouds parted an hour before the party started and the sun came out. It went from drizzling rain and miserable clouds to bright sunshine and perfect weather. As they always say in Oregon – if you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour! ;)

Setting up our party supplies
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Jai and I found a good spot on the beach and set up chairs, some large beach candles, bags of games and towels, and of course, a cooler full of TCBY!

TCBY treats in the cooler!
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TCBY at the beach!
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Grandma and Jai eating TCBY
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Grandma was the first guest to arrive, so she and Jai had a seat and tucked into a Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Sandwich. Jai has always loved ice cream sandwiches, so of course I had to pick up a box of these! Everyone loved how creamy they were.

Jai eats a TCBY Vanilla Sandwich
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Yum!
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Grandma
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Going for an Orange & Vanilla Bar!
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Meanwhile, I decided to have an Orange & Vanilla Bar! Mmm!

Eating my yummy TCBY bar
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Beeb and Grandma
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Jai and the ocean
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Tillamook Head
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Digging into the cooler full of TCBY!
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One of my BFFs arrived with her husband and dug into the tasty treats!

Picking out their favorite flavors!
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Friends & family at our party
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Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without games!

Frisbee
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Playing Jai-alai
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Making a throw
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Having fun on the beach!
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Fun with Jai-alai!
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Beach "Sculpture" ;)
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Later on, my friend used the beach toys to build a sort of sand sculpture. ;)

Time for more fro-yo!
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More friends arrived to join the fun!

Enjoying TCBY Bars
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Eating a Strawberry Swirl Bar
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Beeb and Jai
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Party in full swing!
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Jai and a friend
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My TCBY Beach Day Celebration!
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Bag full of TCBY - yum!
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As the party wound down, I sent each guest home with a box of the TCBY Frozen Yogurt to enjoy!

Taking home TCBY Frozen Yogurt
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Clouds over Tillamook Head
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Jai on the beach
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We really lucked out having such perfect weather for the day. Everyone had a blast trying out the different flavors of frozen yogurt, and I really enjoyed spending time with my friends and family on such a beautiful day. For more photos from the party, along with snapshots of my shopping trip and more details on how I made my party invitations, click here to check out my Google + photo album!

TCBY Frozen Yogurt
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If you’d like to include some frozen yogurt treats at your next beach day, check out TCBYgrocery.com to find them at a grocery store near you. For recipes and other cool stuff, be sure to follow TCBY on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.


Twitter Party!

Join us on Thursday, July 26 from 1 – 2PM EST for the #TCBYGrocery Twitter Party! We’ll be discussing yummy TCBY Frozen Yogurt and there will be prizes of (3) $25 and (1) $100 Walmart Gift Cards given away. For more info and to join in, click here to RSVP. You can access a custom TweetGrid for the party here. I’ll be tweeting @hardertobreathe during the party so be sure to say hi to me if you attend!

23 thoughts on “Our Beach Day Celebration With #TCBYGrocery!

  1. OMG could you be any cuter in your little bathing suit polka dot dress thing? These look delicious. I’m a sucker for an ice cream sandwich and I don’t even eat that type of thing.

    Lee

  2. How incredibly fun was that?! I would love to live so close to the beach :) And what great party favors to go home with! I love that shot of the boxes in the sand, it’s perfect.

  3. Thanks, Tammy! We had a lot of fun. Living close to the beach is one of the reasons I’ve stayed in this area for so long. :)

  4. First of all – I LOVE Seaside, OR!!!! :D Just after my hubs and I married, we flew to Washington to have a 2nd reception (we basically eloped) and then took a week to drive down the OR coast. Seaside was my fave!

    Second – that party looks like SO MUCH FUN!!

  5. A day at the beach plus ice cream. What better way to spend the day. Great pictures, looks like you had a ton of fun.

  6. How did I not know about these? I am looking forward to running errands at Walmart today so that I can pick some up!

  7. I’m so glad the sun cooperated for you! What a fabulous and fun family day! Even better with yummy TCBY treats! Thanks for sharing your fun :)

  8. How great the weather improved just in time. Loved that your grandma made it out! It looks like you had a fun time with your family and friends!!

  9. Yummy! So interesting to see all of you in shoes and socks on the beach. We all sport flip flops and sandals here in sunny FL. I went to college in Montana and visited OR so I understand why you choose the footwear you do. Just an interesting observation while looking at the pictures!

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