Thursday, June 24, 2010

4th of July Explosion!

Today I thought it would be fun to post some things that we do to Celebrate the 4th of July! 
Last year we had a couple of July parties.
I covered these cans with themed paper and ribbon to hold silverware and treats (and just look cute).
I swirled this star wire around the glasses and used themed paper to write our names on them.
My friend made this cute cake.  I put the licorice in the cans to resemble fireworks....
Each family carved a watermelon.  This idea is from Family Fun and it was so fun!

Below are some of my favorite 4th of July Decorations!
This little music box plays the Star Spangled Banner! 
It is a great time to teach it and sing it with the kiddos and talk about what it means!

This is my chipboard banner that I made.  It says SPARKLE!
(for instructions see my Welcome Summer Banner!)

My mother-in-law made me this Star Stack. 
 Just cut three wooden stars, paint and stain, then tie with a ribbon!


  1. I'm a sucker for all things red, white and blue. Love this post (and squirreling away some of these ideas)!

  2. Oh...the watermelons are to stink'n cute!! Thanks so much for sharing, I hope you don't mind me using that idea! We have a family reunion this 4th of July and that would be a great addition!! Thanks for sharing - as always you have wonderful ideas!!

  3. I love the licorice in the cans...too cute and easy!

  4. How fun to carve watermelons, they are so cute. I love all the Red, White and Blue decor.

  5. So cute, love your 4th decorations!

  6. I can't believe the Fourth of July is almost here! Seems like the summer is just flying by! This is a reminder to me that I need to get my decorations!


  7. Found you through Lizard n Ladybug! Too fun! I love the 4th too and just started decorating for it.

    I would love for you to stop by when you get a chance to take a peek at what I've been up to. :)

    Have a super week!

    Erin :)

  8. Love this idea! I feature you on my patriotic week!



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