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5 Easy Ways to Beat the Heat

May 13, 2020

Ideas for icy treats and water fun to keep you and your family cool as spring turns to summer.

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Quarantine or no quarantine, the #1 way to stay cool in New Orleans is with an icy-cold sno-ball!
Stands serving this quintessential treat are open around the city to cool you down fast and satisfy that sweet tooth we all seem to have.

Find our guide to the best Sno-Ball stands here!

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Creamy frozen treats your style instead of icy ones? From traditional Spumoni to wacky seasonal flavors, New Orleans ice cream parlors are hitting their stride with orders to go right now.
Or turn your kitchen into a Sundae or Banana Split parlor with an assortment of ice creams and toppings like chopped pecans, sprinkles, cherries, chocolate sauce, fresh berries, and whipped cream.

Wash the Family Car

What with drive-through car washes and their monthly passes, a lot of kids these days don’t know the pure joy of washing the car on a hot afternoon.
Pro tips: Wash the car in the shade, use a specially made car wash-soap with big sponges (dish soap can dry out plastic moldings and rubber seals), and dry the car with soft towels.
And don’t forget the water fight!

Homemade Slip-n-Slide

Turn that roll of plastic sheeting or extra blue tarp in the garage into your own slip-n-slide water feature. Spread it out in the back yard, squirt with dish soap as a lubricant, turn on the hose…and Go!

Water Balloon Fight

Lots and lots of balloons are key to a good water balloon fight!
Don’t tell the kids – just buy balloons, fill with water, and call them outside!

Check out all of our previous Daily Survival Guides

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