Duck Derby

This is a project I’ve been brewing up for over a year. I shot the first part of the post last fall, and before I could post it, we had an early snowstorm, and the streams all froze…so it seemed really awkward to post about a fun water activity when all the water was frozen solid. So I’ve been saving this post for ages; and today’s the day! Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for an end of summer party the whole family can enjoy. And a Duck Derby is just that! Fun for everyone, and easy peasy to throw together. Ducks1My friends at Munchkin were so kind to send all these great ducks* for our party; and so patient when Mother Nature ruined my plans. We have one special Munchkin Duck (his name is Edwin) who has been a member of our family for almost ten years. You’ll hear more about him later; but let’s have a Duck Derby! 

Duck RaceHere’s what you’ll need:

Just head to your favorite stream and launch the ducks. Someone needs to stand at the finish line to make sure the ducks don’t get away; but other than that, it’s a pretty simple, fun activity to do with your family.

DucksNaturally, I took things a step further and created a coordinating picnic. I just happened to paint my picnic table bright yellow this spring; so it was practically begging for a duck-themed party. 

Duck TableJust one stop at the party store and I was in business. I grabbed some white and clear balloons;  tiny duck squirters; orange paper goods, yellow utensils and some cute striped bags

Duck PicnicI made the soap bubble centerpiece by blowing up the balloons to various sizes and taping them to the table. Then “float” a few dressed-up ducks on top for a quick, inexpensive centerpiece! 

Duck CoolerThis adorable inflatable duck bathtub works well as a cooler…so grab your favorite drinks and you’re ready to party. 

DrinksHope you all have a happy, fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!

*Munchkin provided all the rubber ducks and the inflatable bath tub for this post. I feel so lucky to work with such great companies. Thanks for supporting the brands who support my work. 

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