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Bring the Tropics Home with all Fresh Tropical Mist #BringTheTropicsHome

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Every summer I get a grand idea to escape to an island getaway. I go through the motions of looking for the best priced hotels, flights, car rentals, but then it dawns on me that I have three kids and a five hour flight with kiddos in tow, is no escape! So I “bring the tropics home” in little ways throughout the summer!


Here are a few ways I do that:

  • Special luau inspired dinners. I make a bomb Kahlua Pork in the crock pot that cooks for 24 hours. Hawaiian sea salt, ginger and little liquid smoke and yum! Serve it with a white rice and Asian style coleslaw and it’s amazing.
  • Water games. We recently set up our above ground pool, but if you don’t have the space for a pool, sprinkles are the next best thing!
  • Tropical themed games for the kiddos.  Bring home the water spouts, with a fun game of Twister. There are so many variations of the game. Make it messy with colored, tropical coconut scented shaving cream on each circle. The kids reach for each circle and the fun ensues!
  • After the kids have fun with Twister, those clothes need some cleaning! all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ is the newest scent offering from all. It brings the tropics home with the fresh scent of an island breeze.

Wondering how to make Twister messy? Follow along:


Get your favorite tropical scented shaving cream (or any will do), and spray into 4 different bowls. Add in 5 drops of food coloring with the coordinating colors of the Twister game. If you can’t find coconut scented shaving cream, you can always stir in some coconut extract for a island scent. Stir and stir some more.


Place a mound of colored shaving cream on each colored circle on the Twister game mat.


Let the games begin!



I highly suggest using all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ after all the fun. It has “stainlifters” ready and willing to remove those pesky stains from clothes, plus it will leave your clothes fresh, just like they have been hanging out in the tropics– light floral, with a touch of an ocean breeze! It reminds me of a time, sans kids, where my husband and I went on a cruise around the Caribbean. We would leave our towels and bathing suits out on the veranda to dry. The next day the clothes smelled so fresh and clean; it had to be from the salty ocean air of the tropics. The Fresh Tropical Mist of all brings me right back!

I purchased my all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ at Albertsons, but Walmart has it too, plus it all-ways costs 30% less than the leading brands! Can’t beat that with a coconut! To find NEW fresh tropical mist in store near you, visit all®’s website and click Where to Buy! Click here for a coupon for a $1.00 off!


Tell me below, what do you do to bring the tropics home?!

  • Robin Rue

    You are a fun family! A luau themed dinner sounds like so much fun!

  • Adriana Martin

    this is so much fun I need to play this soon at home and try that Kalhua pork =) #client

  • That looks like such fun! I’ll be writing my own All fresh Tropical Mist post and I’m excited to see this one.

  • Ashley @irishred02

    I want a luau dinner! That looks like a fun game too!

  • Alicia

    That twister game looks so fun! It’s messy too which I think my kids would really love lol

  • Wow, you guys seems to be having so much fun. I haven’t played Twister in a while and definitely not that kind of Twister.

  • This is such a fun idea! We have twisted and my kids love to play. This way is for sure going to be a hit!

  • Milena Milani Barrett

    OMG! My kids would love to play Twister like that! We have theme nights too!

  • ckrusch

    The twister game looks like so much fun! It’s messy, which I think my son would really love!!! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Oh my that looks like fun! Messy fun but still fun, just make sure to hose off the kids when your ready to go in

  • Motherhood on the Rocks

    ha! This looks like so much fun!

  • Tatanisha Worthey

    Oh what a FUN idea!! This is a great idea for a staycation vacation, thanks!

  • mail4rosey

    What a hilarious fun way to play Twister. I may make something similar here!

  • Kristin & Megan

    Now that looks like a fun summer activity for sure! I need to get planning!