End of School Year Summer Bash

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School has ended in the House of Fauci’s household and I can’t say enough how excited the kids and I are. No more waking up with an alarm clock, no more homework, no more getting lunches ready and no more getting out of our pajamas. We survived and have lived to tell about it. So with that said, I thought I would throw my kids, my daycare kids and myself an end of school year summer bash!

End of school year summer bash

 Before the summer bash, I needed to stop by Walmart to grab some party supplies, also known as food and drinks! I knew that I wanted to make the kids some fun and yummy M&M’s® Trifles and I also wanted to grab some Dr Pepper® Cherry for the grown ups, Skittles®, Life Savers® Hard Candy, a Pedigree Dentastix® for our puppy and some other delicious treats.

M&M's at Walmart

When I got home I started to work on the M&M’s® Trifles. This is a simple recipe that is super colorful, fun to make and fun to eat. You only need a few ingredients to make these M&M’s® Trifles. You will need white cake mix, food coloring, whipped cream and M&M’s® Plain. The first step is to make the cake. I decided to make a 2 tone cake using a different color for each cake. If you want to make a solid colored cake that is okay, feel free to get creative but try and add some fun colors. I divided the cake mix into four bowls and chose to use green and blue food coloring.

Prepare Cake Mix

Once the colors have been added to the cake mix, you will want to start dividing the mix into the prepared pans. Making a two toned cake is simple. Make sure to take a look at my post Two Toned Cake Tutorial for the simple steps on how to make one. Once the cake mix has been divided into the pans, bake the cake according to the cake package directions. After the cakes have finished baking, let it cool for around 15 minutes, remove from pan, place the cakes on a cooling rack and let them finish cooling.

Cool Cake

After the cakes have cooled, cut them using the cross hatch method and then get your supplies ready so you can build your M&M’s® Trifle.

Cut Cake and Prep

Building the M&M’s® Trifle is fun and easy so feel free to let the kids help make their own.

Steps to Making an M&M's® Trifle

M&M's Trifle Complete


For our summer bash, my daughter and I gathered up all the kids, headed outside and had them play some fun games like Simon Says, Freeze Tag, Backwards Racing and Monkey in the Middle! The kids had so much fun playing and celebrating the end of the school year and they definitely created some fun memories with their friends.

Share Fun Shine

The kids enjoyed their games, the outside fun and the special treats that I made them, but let’s not forget Baylee. She had a long school year also and is looking forward to school being out so I had to include her in our end of school year summer bash. I surprised her with a bag of Pedigree Dentastix® Original flavor. This was her first time to try them and she loved them! I am sure that we will be getting her the Beef flavor during our next trip to Walmart.

Baylee Celebrates Schools Out

Summer Bash End of School Year Treats

Bye Bye Summer

The new school year will be here before we know it. Make every day count with your kids and be sure to make memories that will last forever. If you are planning a summer bash, click here for great ways to save on M&M’s®, SNICKERS® Ice Cream Bars, Dr Pepper® Cherry, Skittles® and Pedigree Dentastix® and find some awesome and fun recipes that can help you plan for your summer time fun. What are your plans this summer?


  1. This looks like so much fun. I am a big fan of trifles and I love that the dog got a treat as well 🙂

  2. Don’t have a pet but the trifle looks like a great end of school year treat. Love the cake idea.

  3. It looks like everyone had such a great time! I still can’t believe school is already out for the summer.

  4. What a great way to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer! Love your rainbow cake! The kids look like they are having a blast.

  5. I love it! School ends this week for us but we have a birthday bash this weekend for our 6 and 8yo! These would be so cute and different to add to the festivities!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Those look so delicious! Perfect for a summer bash! I will have to try those dog treats for Pippa! 🙂

  7. I was sooooo ready for the boys to be out of school this year! We’ve started swimming and I, too, love the less rushed / less scheduled pace of the summer. The party and trifle look wonderful! I always throw a similar neighborhood get together to celebrate the new school year! Happy Summer!

  8. I love that even the dog gets a treat LOL Your parties and recipes always look like so much fun to create!

  9. What a great idea for the summer. My kids would totally love doing something like this. I might have to give it a try.

  10. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says

    What a fun treat to make – even making it would be fun with the kids, swirling the colors and layering the cups!

  11. I’m headed to your place and bringing the kids. Mnm snickers ice cream I am sure you will have more then just your kids and the daycare kids at your place kids cant resist that stuff.

  12. I so wish I could enter, but I don’t own any pets. Good luck to the entries.

  13. I can’t believe that it is almost time for summer vacation. I would love to celebrate this time with my sons like this.

  14. Nothing says summer fun like this even for adults! Looks like a blast!

  15. I love that m& ms setup. Looks likes fun party!

  16. Will you adopt me? What a fun party with so many things to eat and they all look delicious. Really beautiful and festive too.

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This looks like such a fun party. I will have to try making a few of these ideas. The cake looks delicious.

  18. Wow! My kids would be so jealous. What a fabulous party! Everything looks so good and fun! Now I was a trifle!

  19. That definitely will energize some kids! Looks like a blast!

  20. Looks like a lot of fun. I wish I was a kid again. School breaks were such a joy. I’m happy for all the kids enjoying this exciting time.

  21. I love making trifles. They’re so easy and always a hit.

  22. Oh wow! Sugar rush bash!! Sounds like I missed an awesome party at your house.

  23. What fun! I was assigned this shop too 🙂 You rocked it.

  24. Catherine S says

    It all looks yummy. What a fun end of the school year bash.

  25. That trifle looks decadently delicious. M&M’s are one of my favorite candies!!!!! No matter the size bag I buy I can guarantee they will do a disappearing act in short order.

  26. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That sounds like so much fun! I love the trifle idea!

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