Today we’re doing things a little different. Today it’s all about the party! Fourth of July that is!
There’s something extra special about festivities that happen around the Fourth of July. This season we’re dreaming of an outdoor get-together that’s simple to pull together. Stars and stripes? Obviously. Red, white, and blue palette? No doubt. Easy, stress-free, and kid-friendly? You betcha!
We’re going to share with you some great ideas from our family BBQ par-tay in case you want to plan your own party.
The day was full of our favorite American foods and all kinds of red, white and blue. We started out with the appetizers, American flag pizza and Red, White and blue chips. Totally American.
Always important to have you Patriotic decor out and about… We had flag themed plates, napkins and toothpicks. There were also the American flag mason jars that we made (which can be found here) and wine bottle decor..(Tutorial Coming soon!)
What’s a fourth of July party with out a little sangria, right? We made sangria with fruit cut out into a star. We used a star shaped cookie cuter. A sure total hit! #Protip Definitely set-up a beverage center,this way you can enjoy the party and your guests can help themselves
When it comes to the food RED>>> WHITE>>> & BLUE is always the fun and ultimate way to go.
Our friends and family all got into the theme and helped out with the food making too. We had pasta salad, veggies, salad, fruit and cake.
Receipes can be found below:
Pasta Salad: Note we did modify it a bit, but still so good! Also, deffinitly made too much pasta that day, you can never get the amount right?!
RED WHITE & BLUE SALAD OMG this was so good, the dressing was amazing!
Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs: Modified this a bit… basically if you haven’t used Flavor God Seasonings yet, you are missing out! Google it and you can thank me later!!! (No pictures) sorry
We had a lot of fun and you definitely want to have activities for the kids. My sister-inlaw does not mess around she brought a bouncy house for the kids.
While the kids played, the adults played CORNHOLE, or as we like to call it BAGO! Tomato TOM-ATO
Outside Jimmy hooked-up out door speakers, this way our guests could enjoy the outdoors with some good music, good drinks and great company.
To SUM it all up:
- Prep ahead of time when ever you can, this will help out the day of
- Ask friends and family to help out with the food, your not a super hero and I guarantee they want to help out too
- This is a DIY page and whats a DIY page without a project- make center pieces that are easy and fun like our wine bottle center pieces (it gives you a reason to have a glass of wine lol)
- REMEMBER to relax and enjoy the ones who are around you
Young Couple Old Home want to wish you a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Young Couple Old Home