Disclosure: I customized my TV package thanks to Verizon FiOS®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #CustomTV
We like to watch sports on tv. It’s one of the few things we can agree to watch and enjoy together. I usually don’t mind sports as long as the kids are enjoying it. My husband puts on a game and Hayley and Derek ask 500 questions about what is going on in the game, what they are wearing and who they should cheer for! When we sat down to pick out our new channel packages for Verizon FiOS® Custom TV I knew the sports bundle was a must! With our Verizon FiOS® Custom TV, watching all the sports we want has never been easier and trust me, it’s all my husband (who rules the remote) wants to watch.
As the seasons change so does the sport of choice in my house. However, the desire to watch sports never changes. It always seems that whatever is popular on tv at the moment is what Derek, age 6, wants to play. While typically we keep fall for soccer and spring for baseball, it seems lately each game is played all year round and it’s hard to separate the sports seasons. Hayley plays soccer in both the fall and spring now because she is only 4 and there aren’t any practices. No practices also makes it easy for Hayley’s coach, her Dad, to make it to Derek’s baseball games and practices where he is the assistant coach. Me…I am the mom that cheers them all on and takes A LOT of photographs.
Currently The World Cup is being shown on Verizon FiOS® and our kids are really into it. We have been watching it a little before bed and DVRing it to show them if it’s on when they aren’t able to watch. We love to entertain and thought having a get together with friends would be a great way to have the kids cheer on Team U.S.A and while utilizing our new sports custom tv package. So we decided to have a Kid-Friendly World Cup Party!!
On Friday we got together with friends and while we waited for the game to come on we had some pre-game outdoor fun that started with the Slip And Slide!!
There were brother sliding in pairs
Judges sitting and waiting
And kids running all over the place cooling off in the water
After the Slip and Slide we gave the kids lots of fun red, white and blue goodies from the Dollar Store. I picked up red, white and blue leis, pom poms for cheering on Team USA, American flags, red, white and blue glow sticks and flag decorations for the house. I love adding fun items to parties because the kids always get a kick out of them! We set the Verizon FiOS® DVR in case time got away from us and started some dry outdoor activities.
In the summertime I love playing games with the kids that I used to play as a child but it’s also super cute to see them come up with their own games. They decided to play “Step on the Red Rocks” which kept them hopping and entertained for a while.
This was then followed up with a good old-fashioned game of Simon Says as we waited for the game to start!
As far as treats and baked goods go I am not much of a baker. I cook from a box and usually leave the baking and pretty stuff to the grocery store. I figure that they do such a good job so why should I mess with that. However, I can make a fruit kabob like it’s nobody’s business. In celebration of the Women’s U.S. Soccer Team why not make my favorite Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs. I used Blueberries, Strawberries and Marshmallows. What could be wrong with that!!
When the girls came in to get ready for the game they were so excited about Team USA!!
We even got a little song out of them
When all was said and done Team USA finished the game with tie. The kids lost interest in the game quickly and wanted to watch Family Game Night. That was no problem because we have Family Game Night as part of our Verizon FiOS® Custom TV package. We are really loving our new custom tv package over in our house. I find that it easier to pick a show to watch plus all the extras that really seem to fit in the niches we chose. There is always some sort of baseball, basketball or soccer game available on tv now that we have the sports package. Check out the available channels with the sports package.
Have you checked out the Custom TV plan from Verizon FiOS® yet? Read all the details about the channel packages in my first post CUSTOMIZING A TV LINE-UP FOR YOUR FAMILY WITH VERIZON FIOS®