Category Archives: Relax

Recipe for a Perfect Beach Day

The warmer weather has arrived!  With the season change, comes the question of how to keep your kids busy- and not inside playing video games or watching movies all day. If that question is going through your mind, it’s time for a beach day! You’ll get some exercise, relaxation (hopefully), fresh air and quality time with the kids!

What’s needed for this? Comfort + Food + Fun= The Perfect Beach Day!

Comfort at the Beach

Once you arrive at the beach it’s time to set up your space. Of course you’re going to want to lay out some towels and apply some sunscreen (if you haven’t already). As the kids run out into the water and you’re watching from you’re spot, you may decide laying down doesn’t work because you can’t keep an eye on the kids, but sitting on the towel all day doesn’t sound fun.

Having this Kelsyus Canopy Chair (Backpack Beach Canopy Chair) will come in handy! They’ll keep you shaded and you won’t have to worry about your umbrella falling over in a gust of wind!

Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you know it, the kids will be running to the water with their body boards like the COOP Super Skim!

Beach Picnic

After your kids have relaxed long enough for their stomachs to handle some food, it’s time for lunch!

Having a picnic allows you to spend the whole day outside, without having to spend any extra money for lunch! Here are some awesome picnic food ideas:

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Fruit-Infused Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Bake Brownie Trifle

 

Enjoy a delicious (and super easy to make) Chicken Caeser Salad Wrap for a healthy lunch entre!

If want something healthier than soda, but more flavorful than water, we’ve got the perfect portable drink ideas too! These Fruit-Infused Teas are sure to sweeten up your day!

Be creative with your dessert! These adorable mason jar No Bake Brownie Trifle variations are easily portable, tasty, and did I say adorable?

 

Beach Fun

 

The typical beach activities like: building sandcastles, swimming, tanning, and reading are all great ways to spend your time at the beach. But there are a lot of other ways to enjoy your time together and are great for the active kids in your family!

 

Bring a variety of games so your family never runs out of exciting options! Hydro Football, Hydro Catch and Battle Bounce are just a few awesome activities!

COOP Sports Hydro FootballCOOP Sports Battle Bounce

COOP Sports Hydro Catch

 

Make Summer Snappable with New Products from SwimWays

Pools are now open, so it’s time to gear up for some pool fun! Getting your kids off the couch and away from the controllers will be a breeze with our awesome SwimWays pool toys and floats! Take a look at these exciting products- most of which are brand new for 2018!

SwimWays Eaten Alive

Our Eaten Alive pool float line (available as a shark or crocodile) is bound to be a blast for you and your friends! Take entertaining selfies for Instagram or Snapchat with these inflatable carnivorous creatures!
Ages: 5+
Get #EatenAlive this summer and shop here!

Eaten Alive Float

 

SwimWays Spring Float SunCatcher

While similar to the original SwimWays Spring Float, the new Spring Float SunCatcher also comes with cup holders! Let the hammock-style float cradle you slightly below the surface for a relaxing, cooling afternoon in the sun!
Ages: 15+
Relax with the #SpringFloat SunCatcher and shop here!

SwimWays Spring Float SunCatcher

 

SwimWays Spring Float Sol Seat

Relax while having the ability to chat with your friends in the Spring Float Sol Seat! This float is great for making conversation or keeping an eye on the kids as it helps you sit up comfortably with it’s cushy mesh seats and head rest! Then, pack it away in the included carry bag for great portability.
Ages: 15+
Relax with the #SpringFloat Sol Seat: shop here!

Spring Float Sol Seat

 

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy and Baby Spring Float Animal Friends

Don’t forget about our Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy (left) or Baby Spring Float Animal Friends (right)! Your little ones will have a blast splashing around in the pool with these interactive play floats!

The Activity Center with Canopy comes with an octopus or lobster and includes a squeaker fish, stacking rings, fish teether, and a soft touch star or shell! The Activity Center float is also part of our Swimways Swim Steps 1 program! Animal friends comes with a unicorn or dragon, and the inflatable head rotates 360 degrees!

Both of these floats have removable canopies and are for ages 9 – 24 months
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here:

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with CanopySwimWays Animal Friends

SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy

Enjoy watching your infant experience the water with the Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy! This float includes an adjustable 3-point harness, built-in handles for mom to hold onto, and a removable/adjustable UPF 50+ sun protection canopy!

For ages: 3 – 9 months (or until your infant attempts to climb out or sit up)
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here!

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy for Infants

 

SwimWays Aqualiens

The kids will have a blast with this new water-activated transforming pool toy! Place the pods in the water and they’ll watch in amazement as they turn into these amazing sea creatures (sharks and seahorses)!

For ages: 5+
Transform your kids summer with Aqualiens: Shop here!

SwimWays Aqualiens

 

SwimWays PAW Patrol Items

Chase and Skye can join in on the pool fun with these all new Paw Patrol swim gear and toys! We’ve got everything your kids need to be decked out in all things Paw Patrol for the pool! Your little ones can wear Paw Patrol 3-D Swimmies or the ( U.S. Coast Guard approved PDF) Swim Trainer Life Jacket as they play in the water. They can float around in the 3-D Swim Ring while the wind-up Paddlin Pups swim along beside! Or they’ll splash around and practice swim techniques with the Paw Patrol Kickboard and while the Paw Patrol Swim Googles or Character Masks keep the water out of their eyes!

Make a splash with Paw Patrol pool items this summer and shop here:

SwimWays Paw Patrol Paddlin PupsSwimWays Paw Patrol 3-D Swim RingSwimWays Paw Patrol 3-D SwimmiesSwimWays Paw Patrol Swim Trainer Life JacketSwimWays Paw Patrol Swim Goggles  SwimWays Paw Patrol Character Masks

SwimWays BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float

Show your Star Wars fandom with our brand new BB-8 float! You can take some great, shareable pictures with your friends and family, and BB-8!
Ages: 5+
Bring your pool experience to a whole new galaxy (far far away) and shop here!

SwimWays BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, & Spring Slam

These awesome backyard games just became even MORE fun! Bring your family and friends together with Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, OR Spring Slam- all with designs including the faces of your favorite Star Wars characters!

  • Bean bags are filled with pellets for critter and weather resistance. This also helps keep the bags from loosing weight over time.
  • Spring Slam is for ages 8+

Shop here to have fun with these Star Wars games this summer:

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce BallKelsyus Star Wars Spring Slam

 Kelsyus Star Wars Bean Bag Toss

Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair

Sit back and relax this summer in the new Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair! This chair is great for relaxing at the beach, enjoying an outdoor concert, or hanging out with friends at a BBQ! It’s got cup holders, a mesh seat, an adjustable headrest, and a 50 UPF sun protection canopy! Also, the canopy folds down into a bag that’s easy to carry!

Sit back and relax this summer in the Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair: Shop here!

Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair

 

COOP Hydro Lacrosse

Bring lacrosse to the water! This is a great opportunity for young children, who aren’t ready to play with the larger lacrosse sticks, to learn the game- with the bonus of playing it in the water!

For ages 5+
Shop here!

COOP Hydro Lacrosse

COOP Skim boards

The COOP Super Skim now comes in a variety of vintage beach styles! Offering both quality AND style, these boards are made a with multi-layered cross laminate core with resin coating to help with longevity and better performance. It also comes with a traditional rocker design to help avoid nose digging.

Weight Capacity: 130 lbs
Ride into summer and shop here!

COOP Super Skim

 

COOP Bodyboards

New designs are also available for the Super Pipe 41″! This durable, lightweight board includes a swim leash.

Ages: 8+
For intermediate or advanced riders who are 5′ – 6′ 2″ and weigh 120-190 lbs.

Ride into summer and shop here!

COOP Super Pipe 41"

Your Guide to a Fantastic Backyard BBQ

So you’re having a backyard BBQ for your friends and neighbors? Here’s all you need to make it great!

1. Comfort

The issue of “not having enough chairs” usually comes up at most get-togethers. So if you want to be sure all your guests are comfortable and have a place to sit, you may want to have a few spares sitting around. If you want to go the extra mile, have a selection available, as some guests might prefer a classic chair with a canopy, others may like to put their feet up, another might prefer a bug net (there is always one guest who freaks when bugs touch their food, and it’s usually me!), or you might need one just the right size for kids! One way or another, make sure you’re guests all have a place to sit to enjoy your food and company!

Original Canopy Chair With Ottoman Original Canopy Chair

 

 

Original Canopy Chair With Bug GuardKids Canopy Chair

2. Food

You can find burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, steak, or BBQ sandwiches at just about any backyard barbecue you go to. You’ll typically see sodas, chips, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad as well.

Since these are dishes people will expect to find at a barbecue, you may want to include some of those familiar items, but you can also try some items that are a little different too!  Here are some foods that are super easy to make, and will really get your guest’s attention- making your party stand out among the rest. This arrangement screams summertime- Sparkling Pineapple Strawberry Punch, Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad, and Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kabobs!

Sparkling Pineapple Strawberry Punch

Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kabob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Games

Break out some great, backyard games like Ladder Ball, Badminton or Volleyball, Bocce Ball, and Bean Bag Toss! Each of these games require sets of teams, ensuring there is something for everybody to play and a little friendly competition!
Kelsyus Ladder Ball Kelsyus Premium Badminton/Volleyball Combo

Kelsyus Bocce Ball Kelsyus Premium Bean Bag Toss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Have a pool?

Kelsyus Floating Pong

 

If you have a pool, another great game to include is Kelsyus Floating Pong! Fill the cups with punch or water and toss the ball into the cup!

You can even create a combination of these backyard games to make a full-blown tournament if you’re feeling competitive!

 

 5. Grand Finale

S’mores is a classic way to go for an outdoor dessert. But you may not have the ability to set up a campfire in your backyard, and holding marshmallows over the grill might not be a sensible option for you if you have a large number of guests. Even if you simply want to try something different, we’ve got you covered with an awesome snack-movie combo! Set up a really easy DIY movie screen in the backyard and enjoy while snacking on a Strawberry Brownie Kabob!

DIY Backyard Movie Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars Pool Party

Are you ready for #StarWarsDay?

Celebrate Star Wars Day with an AWESOME party your friends will never forget! We’ve got everything you need right here, from cool Star Wars-themed pool items to Star Wars-themed food that’ll blow your guests away! The great thing is, you can cater this party to any age- because kids AND adults both love Star Wars.

Appetizers with a Twist

Go all out! Set the mood by playing the Star Wars sound track and begin the afternoon with some light snacks like this party favorite that’s got a Star Wars twist!

Star Wars TIE Striker Mini Hot Dogs

 

Yard Game Tournament

As your guests continue to arrive and get to know one another, warm everyone up with a tournament featuring any combination of these awesome Star Wars yard games: Kelsyus Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, and Spring Slam!

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce Ball Kelsyus Star Wars Bean Bag Toss Kelsyus Star Wars Spring Slam

Pool Time!

Allow your guests the opportunity to go in the pool (if they prefer) during the tournament. Whether your guests prefer to relax or play in the pool, kids and adults will have a blast with these Star Wars pool items!

The Oversized BB-8 Inflatable Float AND Millenium Falcon Ride-On are enjoyable for guests big or small (ages 5+)! Take some great, shareable pictures and enjoy some relaxation as you or your guests float around the pool.

Swimways Star Wars Oversized BB-8 Inflatable FloatSwimways Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ride-On

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the kids busy with the Lightsaber Dive Sticks, Dive Rings, and Light-Up Hydro Ball! Between swimming after the dive sticks/rings, the inevitable Lightsaber Dive Stick duels, and bouncing the ball across the water, they should stay quite preoccupied throughout the afternoon!

Swimways Star Wars Lightsaber Dive SticksSwimways Star Wars Dive Rings

 

Swimways Star Wars Light-Up Hydro Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars- Themed Dinner and Dessert

By now your guests should have worked up a good appetite! Keep the theme going by offering up Star Wars-themed party food favorites like this classic! You can find the recipe here: Death Star Pizza

Star Wars Death Star Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then for dessert you can plan something super simple like these clever Lightsaber popsicles! Creating these felt popsicle cozies even offers the added bonus of keeping fingers from freezing while eating this nostalgic snack!

Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles

 

 

Time for more fun?

Keep the party going with the Death Star Light-Up Beach Ball OR the XXL Light-UP Beach Ball! Hook up a pool volleyball net, pick teams and enjoy tossing the beach ball around as it lights up!

Swimways Star Wars Death Star Light-Up Beach BallSwimways Star Wars Death Star XXL Light-Up Beach Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there’s your complete guide to a Star Wars pool party your family and friends will LOVE!

 Star Wars May the 4th Facebook Giveaway

Be sure to enter our Star Wars May the 4th Facebook giveaway contest to win some of these awesome Star Wars pool items and get you started on your own Star Wars pool party! The winner will receive a BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float, Star Wars Light-up Beach Ball, and a set of Star Wars Lightsaber Dive Sticks! Head over to our official Facebook page to find out how to enter!

Please read the official rules before entering!