We gathered our crew together for a day full of sun, fun, and good food which lent itself to the best patriotic party! The pool definitely set the stage on this hot and VERY humid 90 degree day. We added some star spangled pool floats and American flag towels for our party guests to use, which also made for easy and reusable decor! Double win! Almost every corner you turned, you could find a tribute with American flags and you couldn't miss the color theme of this party, as red, white and blue fringe banners were draped from festoon lights over the yard. These were DIY by Tuesday on Jasmine and were easily made with table cloths from Party City.
We painstakingly assembled a flag out of balloons for a photo station backdrop, to show off our Stars and Stripes, however, it was not our favorite, nor was it the sun's favorite. We were able to snap a few photos in front of it before the entire backdrop drooped onto the deck and popped - proof is in the pudding that sometimes, the best laid plans end in a heaping mess on the ground :).
Once the sun set we had the kiddos gather for a good ole fashion pie eating contest - this was hands down one of the funniest moments of the party! We also had time for the kids to get creative and paint their best patriotic rock! We love using Posca markers, the colors are vibrant and so easy to create with! This is a great activity to add to any party! As a fun take away, we gifted the kids with favor buckets. These were filled with everything a kid could want for the a 4th celebration - flags, snappers, poppers, patriotic glasses, confetti and of course candy! And let us not forget the Adults – they all received fun USA coozies with a surprise Smirnoff ICE filled inside.
The Hot Dog and Burger Bar were created to keep things simple and classic! Accompanying that was a condiment station featuring these cute tin pails placed on an old ladder for easy access and of course a unique focal point. All guests could enjoy a Tea, Lemonade and an Infused Water station that was featured under a patriotic Balloon Garland. In addition to that, there was Titos, Smirnoff, and Still Works Tattered flag Vodka for an easy add on spiked option for our adults. Also peep this fun bar a couple of our talented hubbies built for us just two short days before the party!
To end the night, our resident pyro husband put on a beautiful fireworks display that all the kiddos and adults enjoyed alike! It is always one of our favorite moments to see all our kiddos lined up taking in the moment after a long day!
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What People Ate
burgers and dogs, Mac and cheese, watermelon, corn on the cob, baked beans, pasta salad
What People Drank
tea, lemonade, infused water - with cocktail add-ons available for adults
gluten free blueberry and cherry pie
adults - patriotic koozies, kids - patriotic buckets filled with all things 4th of july
Activities / Games
pie eating contest, fireworks, swimming