4th of July is the biggest deal where I live! Our neighborhood has a parade with fire trucks, police cars, motorcycles, and bikes. Then after the parade we have a huge picnic. We shoot off fireworks until 10 pm...then we can watch the fireworks show put on by the lake a couple blocks away :)
It is the kind of party that def. has a "the more the merrier" attitude. My children invite their friends from school (and their families).
I've been getting ready :)
I bought this basket about 15 years ago at Target, and it is great for outdoor parties. All I do is put some colorful ribbons on the end.
I found this subway art on Pinterest. It is from Autumn Ostund. I printed it on card stock, and then put it in a frame from Hobby Lobby.
I loved this sign. I works great inside and outside!
I found these little foam stars in a pack of three at the Dollar Store. They are placed in all my outdoor flower pots.
This is not an original idea...there are about 500 recipes on Pinterest, but I make all the kids that come to our party a "red white and blue" drink. In a clear cup (mason jar), with plenty of ice, the drink with the most sugar gets poured first. I use cranberry juice, then I pour blue Gatorade gently on top of the cranberry juice, and finally I add diet sprite. (The diet sprite has the least sugar). I've also read that you can use Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink instead of diet sprite.