The celebration countdown to 4th of July party ideas is on. Allow me to take this opportunity to express a very big thank you in patriotic colors to the Earth, sun, moon and calendar year 2016 for the three-day weekend we have to celebrate Independence Day.
The big blogging plan to share with you pops of 4th of July party ideas for your copying, ordering, and/or purchasing consideration fizzled out like a firecracker with no pizzazz. An area wide internet outage hit the Places In The Home neighborhood last week, and with it went my connection to the world wide web. That’s two internet outages in one month, but’s who’s counting?
Meet Jeremy, the at&t man with the get you back online ASAP plan. Jeremy, your good deeds and expert skills are greatly appreciated. You’ve got a well deserved three-day weekend coming your way.
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Our 4th of July three-day holiday weekend plans are set to serene with an emphasis on slow and easy. Outdoor living spaces furnished to the hilt in summer style and let’s get the patriotic party started creature comforts in mind deliver just that. Let’s take a look at some, shall we?
The Willow Swingaswan is a stylish throwback to the hanging chair glory days of the swingin’ 60s & 70s. Just add a decorative pillow, a refreshing beverage or summertime treat, a good read and you’ve got yourself a rest and relaxation haven for the 4th of July three-day weekend.
Popsicles and champagne come together to make Summer’s Sweetest Sparkling Sipper.
How to Make Rainbow Sangria from Country Living Magazine
Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream
3 to 4 lemons
2 cups half-and-half
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
Grate zest from lemons to equal 1 Tbsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice from lemons into a measuring cup to equal 1/2 cup.
Whisk together half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Stir in graham cracker crumbs and lemon zest; transfer to an airtight container. Freeze 2 hours before serving.
A good and patriotic read ~ American Historical Documents
A star spangled theme is instantly recognizable as the traditional theme of 4th of July celebrations.
In keeping with tradition, the American flag meets and greets neighbors and friends, but I opt to decorate with items such as fabric and serveware in a broader range of holiday patterns and colors.
The activities, food, sports, colors and celebrations generally associated with the summer months give great inspiration. Pick a favorite as your 4th of July party ideas theme foundation and go 4th from there.
Wallpaper and fabric closeouts can be a great source for affordable and stylish patterns to use as tablecloths, table runners, napkins, basket and serving dish liners.
Handbag charms as napkin rings? Absolutely! I picked up six of these long fringe handbag charms on clearance at Rue21 for $1.20 each to use as napkins rings and parting party favors. Love the look, the price and the dual purpose. Blooming blue hydrangeas from the yard of a very generous and giving neighbor will star in the centerpiece arrangement along with a trio of small American flags. Simple. Affordable. Appropriate.
Our star spangled celebration menu takes a celebratory cue from the best part of the summertime bounty- fresh from the farmers market fruits and vegetables. I am entertaining the thought of developing a recipe for s’mores cake to debut over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Fresh beans, roasting marshmallows, and bursts of color on the table and in the sky. That’s how we snap, crackle and pop a 4th of July party in the USA at Places In The Home.
These 4th of July party ideas place an emphasis on fun, easy, delicious, stylish, and affordability. Celebrate smart, safe and stylish this 4th of July holiday weekend.
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