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Local Summer Fun in 2020!

Here's our top 8 Washington summer experiences with some of our favorite products!

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| May 21, 2020
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Summer this year may be spent closer to home rather than further, but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less amazing! We’ve crafted our Top 8 Washington Summer Experiences with some of our favorite products!

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog Grilling

1. BBQ

Nothing says summertime in the PNW quite like a backyard barbecue. Bartell’s carries all the barbecue accessories you need, including a grill! Pick up a Bubba Burger Portable Gas Grill, 4 Piece BBQ Skewers, and delicious Hidden Valley Ranch Secret Sauce!

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog entertaining

2. Backyard Dinner Party

Whether gathering with the members of your household, or when we are allowed to invite over a few guests, we’re starting to see warmer temperatures and later sunsets around The Puget Sound which make for a fantastic setting to throw a small dinner party. Dishware and tablecloths from Citrus Grove pop with vibrant summer colors, and Leisure Ways Metal Candle Holders add that special touch of magic as the sun begins to set. And Bartell’s Totally Bamboo Washington Destination Cutting Board makes for a really cute cheese board!

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog hiking snacks oberto jerky zing bar sahale snacks

3. Local Hiking Adventures

With our state parks opening up, the outdoors have become more accessible and it’s time to gear up for some great trails! Bartell’s carries a huge array of snacks that are perfect for your adventure. Some of their local favorites include Oberto Jerky, Zing Protein Bars, and Sahale Snacks.

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog corgi inflatable

4. An afternoon at the local river or lake

As summer starts to heat up, river floats and days by the lake make for some of the best summer days. Head to your local Bartell’s and pick up an Inflatable Watermelon or Pink Donut for the kids, or an Inflatable Corgi, Llama, or Sloth Chair for the adults!

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog Trex sprinkler

5. Backyard Waterpark

Speaking of inflatables, turn your back yard into a Water Wonderland! The kids will have endless amounts of fun with an Inflatable Dinosaur Sprinkler, Triple Water Slide, and X Shot Water Blasters!

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6. Backyard Camping Trip

While we await the opening of our state’s campgrounds, why not create a camping experience that’s fun for the whole family! Pitch a tent on the lawn, roll out the sleeping bags, cook dinner on the barbecue – or forget the cooking and have a picnic for dinner. Grab some Campfire S’mores Pops for the kids, or make your own s’mores the classic way. No firepit? No problem – marshmallows roast well over the grill, too! Don’t forget to read a bedtime story about WA’s famous Sasquatch in the Big Foot and Little Foot series by Ellen Potter. Add in an adorable Stuffed Sasquatch plush for the kiddos’ bedtime, while the adults can enjoy sasquatch themed beverages like Cascadian Outfitters Wine or Schilling Local Legend Cider.

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog sidewalk chalk

7. Driveway art projects

Take Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk to new heights with creating an entire art gallery all over your driveway and sidewalk! Let the kids’ (or kids at heart!) imaginations run wild with the next great masterpiece. Challenge the older kids to art games like drawing with their eyes closed or driveway Pictionary! Or, give a chalk mosaic a try with the help of some painter’s tape.

Bartell's 2020 Summer Catalog beach dress summer hat

8. Local Beach Day

With the summer months on our doorstep and local parks and beaches open for business, a local beach day in the sun is just what the doctor ordered (while practicing safe social distancing, of course!) New at Bartell’s this year are some fun and colorful Sun Dresses, along with our array of sunglasses, hats, sandals, and beach towels. And don’t forget the sunscreen! Newer to our lineup this year are Pacifica and SunBum. Taking the fur-baby with you? Cool your pet off after a great day at the beach with Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix for dogs!

Looking for more ways to enjoy summer in the PNW? Check out our Summer Catalog, filled with 100s of unique, local and PNW-inspired items to bring smiles and excitement to our sunny days ahead.