OMG! Summer. We have a week of school left and then it is hot days, 24 hours of kids, vacation planning stress and filling long afternoons with activities to keep the kids from getting bored. I came up with this summer survival kit for moms. If you make these for your best gals or your favorite school moms, I promise you they will love you forever.
I found the CUTEST storage box at Daiso (a Japanese dollar store) but any cute little holder will do. I didn’t want the container to take up too much room. And I wanted it to be closed so that little hands couldn’t easily make off with the candy. Mom’s allowed to have a candy stash too. I filled it with all kinds of fun things that any mom would love. A cute hair accessory for those days by the pool is an excellent idea. A sunscreen that is all her own and made for women is another great item. Quick dry nail polish is perfect because while your schedule might be a little less stressful during summer vacation than during the school year, it’s not like you can really sit around and leisurely let your nail polish dry. And don’t forget to add in a special treat (like a Susie Cakes gift card) that she can use when she deems necessary whether it’s to bribe the kids to do something she wants to do or just steal away for a quick cupcake on her own. Look for items that make mom feel like a kid at heart but with finer tastes. A nice chocolate bar (save the Hershey’s for your campfire s’mores), gourmet gum, a lip balm that is all her own.
And don’t forget to really make her happy with some of the ingredients to make a delicious, refreshing cocktail and don’t forget the copper mug. Wouldn’t you love to get this kit!?! Wishing all you moms out there a fantastically fun summer with a little “me” time thrown in!