Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Party!

Our party was a hit! We had a blast crafting, decorating, baking and of course eating! We spent some much needed family time all weekend.

We bought everything on Friday, made the decorations and baked on Saturday, decorated and had the party on Sunday. It was a lot of work but totally worth it.
Next year, I will definitely start planning sooner. We were a little rushed trying to get everything done. I will start weeks before the party on making the decorations. The food will probably still have to be the day before because I had the hardest time keeping hands out. (Especially, big hands!)

Everyone was such a wonderful help. The kids loved doing all of it. Brian even became my mixer because half way through cooking mine died. Completely, ca put! So he stepped in as my mixer. :o)

We made old fashioned button candy (thanks to http://zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com/), red, white and blue cupcakes, strawberry cheesecake, fruit salad and dip and star sugar cookies.
These drinks looked better than they tasted!  So we stuck with drinking homemade lemonade. ;)
The kids and I had fun making the decorations. We dyed rice, made stars, made fireworks with glitter (the kids enjoyed glitter way more than mommy) and blew up lots of balloons!
The food was good, the time was well spent and the memories will last a lifetime!

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