Friday, July 6, 2012

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of my very favorite holidays. What's better than celebrating our country with a big party filled with family and friends and tons of good food??

Tony informed me that the Fourth of July is "our thing" and this year we hosted our second annual BBQ for the holiday.

You know I love decorating for a party, so out front I had some shepard's hooks, with a mason jar, white flowers and some red + blue ribbon lining the walk way.

Things were kept simple - bubbles for the kids, a big, ol' slip 'n slide, and a hula hoop-off!











To minimize waste and maximize cuteness drinks were served in mason jars, with a tag stamped with their name, held on with air mail divine twine.

We had lots of great food including baby back ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausages, bbq pasta salad, classic potato salad, orzo pasta salad, corn on the cob, watermelon on a stick and more! (....and that's just the main course, you should have seen the appetizers!)





Then the desserts......red white and blueberry salad, party like it's 1776 trifle, petite vanilla cupcakes, let freedom ring pops, oreo truffles, rice krispie star kabobs and more. I don't think we've ever thrown a party without a ridiculous amount of food...



After everyone was thoroughly stuffed we did some sparklers and called it a night!



We couldn't have asked for a better day/night, better weather or better people to share the day with. Hope you all had a fantastic Fourth as well! xoxo!

17 comments:

joen said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! would love to know your orzo salad recipe. You had some big kids on the slip and slide too!LOL Coco looks very concerned about her dog on the slip n slide.LOL

Alissa Circle said...

This is a seriously legit party friend!! You are so incredible with all the little details that make your guests feel welcomed and loved!! Miss you!

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

Wow. I can't believe you did all those decorations and treats! This looks like the best of everyone's Pinterest inspiration but you did it all. Amazing and it looks like fun for sure.

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

I LOVE the 4th too. Def a fav. Looks like you all had a blast. Your girls are so darling, I am dying over their suits. And the food looks delish!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Yep, looks like the fourth really is your THING!!! :) Everything looked awesome! And yummy! Plus a hula hoop off?! How fun is that?!!?

amaya said...

martha who?????

caroline @ sew caroline said...

you are SUCH a fabulous hostess!! can I come to one of your parties?? haha! Love ya!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Looked so fun! I love the idea of watermelon on a stick! And, the air mail twine on mason jars? So cute! Happy (belated) 4th!

Jessica Johnson said...

how fun does all this look? hula hoop invitational? genius. and your girls are adorbs. miss you, friend!

christiejayne said...

What a fun 4th of July! I love all your little details!

{cuppakim} said...

i adore the airmail twine.

and i don't think there is anything any more "all-american" than hoola hooping! and making it a contest.
i wish i was there! this is AMAZING! what a fun 4th you had! :)

super jealous of the sparklers too.


thanks for linking up heather! :) enjoy your vacay!!! <3

Kelly said...

backyard parties are the best! and that slip in slide. f.u.n!

katygirl said...

The mason jars and tags are my favorite detail of the whole party! Thanks for linking up!!

Kelli said...

I just found your sweet blog and LOVE it!
Wow your 4th I sove everything about it. SO many cute party decorating ideas.

Jamie Skaates said...

you should go into party planning, for reals.

love all of the fun decorations and treats!!

Laura@Splendor said...

everything looks so perfect and FUN!
love those mason jars with the air mail twine!

Unknown said...

You did a great job as always, my love!

-tony

 

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