Spontaneous Summer Fun: Yogurt Parfait Toppings Bar

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When you’re a kid, summer means fun in the sun and long days of playing without any schoolwork to worry about. It means time spent with friends and neighbors and playing outside until the fireflies come out, then catching some in a jar. Yes, there’s a little Minecraft and some movies thrown in there too, but our new neighborhood is absolutely perfect for some old-fashioned summer fun.

Yogurt Toppings Bar

We have four families on our street, and between us, there are six children ranging in age from 2-10. The kids get along amazingly well and spend most days playing outdoors in our common area together or taking turns visiting each other’s homes. The adults have become good friends too and we enjoy spending time together just as much as the kids do. Truth be told, on any given day, I’m never entirely sure how many kids will descend on my house or when I might be the host of a little impromptu party. So, I like to keep some basic things on hand in the pantry that will allow for some spontaneous summer fun! If you like doing the same, there’s a great sweepstakes I’ll be sharing later on in the post, so stay tuned!


One of the quickest, easiest things to do is put together a little snack with toppings bar so my guests {whether big, small, or both!} can serve themselves and make their own tasty treats. It’s really simple to do and it ensures that everyone can have something they like no matter what their preferences or dietary restrictions might be.

What you need:
– a base: this can be vanilla yogurt, frozen yogurt, ice cream, pudding, etc.
– assorted toppings: I like to put out Skittles®, M&M’s® Plain, M&M’s® Peanut, and Life Savers® Hard Candy, plus crushed graham crackers and fruit

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I do some of my grocery shopping at our local Walmart, where I can easily stock up on party size bags of the candies to keep in the pantry for whenever I need them. Then, when I find myself wanting to put out a treat for our neighbors, all I have to do is pour the candies and other toppings into a few small bowls. The only prep work I have to do is crush the graham crackers and the Life Savers®, which means I can have an entire snack with toppings bar set up in about five minutes.

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Once all the toppings are ready, the only thing left to do is let each person create a delicious masterpiece!

Yogurt Toppings Bar

Not only can my guests put whatever they want on top of their yogurt, they can create all kinds of yummy layers! I like using clear glass or plastic glasses so that people can see their entire creation…the kids especially like that part.The result is a colorful and totally customized snack.

Yogurt Parfait Toppings Bar

I’m a huge fan of things that are easy and affordable when it comes to hosting, and I like being prepared for whatever spontaneous summer gathering might happen in our neighborhood. What about you? Does this sound like something you could easily serve to your friends and neighbors? What toppings would you choose?

Yogurt Topping Bar

In addition to having Skittles®, M&M’s® Plain, M&M’s® Peanut, and Life Savers® Hard Candy on hand, I also like to keep some SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars in the freezer as a quick “grab it and go” treat for the neighborhood kiddos. It can get really hot playing outside in the Maryland summer sun, so this is a great way for them to cool off and refuel.


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