Brian ended up getting 4 days off for the 4th. It was so awesome. I had to take the opportunity to throw a fun party.
We made candy dots the night before but that was about all the prep work we did. Everything else was made the next day. I'm such a procrastinator.
Before the actual party I had to snap some family pictures.
(My favorite! I wish a Brian and I were on were switched with Morgan and Alyssa but I'm not complaining!)
Of course, there was lots of food!
The menu ~
Strawberry Cream Pie
Chips & Dip
Pretzel bite things I found on Pinterest
We are dessert first. I'm cool like that. ;)
We even made decorations! They were a lot of fun to make and easy too.
We played 2 games.
Balloon Pinatas! I put some candy in 4 balloons. We tried rocks but that didn't work so well. Although Alyssa did get hers with the rock. Then we switched to a homemade dart. It was made with a straw and pins.
Then we had a scavenger hunt. I found clues online. The last clue led to sparklers, smoke bombs and other money wasters.
The neighbors even let off fireworks for us to enjoy right from the front yard! I didn't get any good pictures of that.
Around 11, I feel into bed very happy but completely exhausted!