4th of July Party
4th on the 5th
I’ve been knee deep in planning a 4th of July party. Since many of my friends are watching fireworks or at family get-togethers, I’m starting a new tradition-the 4th on the 5th! I downloaded some printables from Hostess with the Mostess (Amazing freebies), and scored some decor from my local crafts stores to create a really fun party!
The weather put a damper on my plans for outdoor set-up and activities, but I made do and set it all up on my porch. I had originally planned potato sack races, but the weather put a stop to all that. The kids, however, didn’t seem to mind at all, and played outside through the whole thing! I just now got around to deep-cleaning my carpet and floors! LOL
We had hot dogs with all the trimmings, BBQ food, and cupcakes.
Guests got cute goodie bags, and we kept the party rolling with sparklers, poppers, and glow bracelets.
I made custom matchboxes by gluing the party squares onto the matchbooks. Took just a few minutes and made a huge splash with the guests.
Let me tell you-I made the BEST drink ever for this party-and it was SO simple. I sliced up strawberries and put them in a container, topped with blueberries, and poured Sprite over the whole thing. I let it sit for a few hours, and what emerged was a light, fruity, refreshing drink. My guests loved it and I had tons of requests for the recipe.
I just HAD to include cotton candy. The kids loved putting it in their drinks.
The decor was pretty simple to come by. I purchased most of the goods from either the dollar store or my local Hobby Lobby.
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