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. My 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!
- A bunch of ducks (these in different “costumes” work great so everyone knows which duck is theirs).
- Your family + friends
- Some towels
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.
I 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!
This adorable inflatable duck bathtub works well as a cooler…so grab your favorite drinks and you’re ready to party.
*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.