Friday, June 24, 2011

Boom Boom Pow your 4th of July with these CLASSIC ideas

  4th of July 2010, this photo makes me SMILE!

From the Archives...
I'm sharing some 4th of July ideas from our holiday last year. Red, White, and Blue Patriotism is classic, so these ideas still work this year.

Simply click on the links below 
to find more details on each idea.  

Add a bit of country lovin to your family dinner table easily 
with a vintage pail and fresh flowers. 

Red, White, and Blue table setting with napkins wrapped in flag print.

Set up a cheerful table for the kids to celebrate at.  
I used patriotic papergoods for the kid's table. 

Provide an exciting place setting for EACH child.  Kids love to feel extra special and to see their names on treasures prepared especially for them.  Each pail held mini flags to wave, candy, fireworks, marshmallow nametag sticks, and their eating utensils. 

Frosted sugar cookies aren't only for December.  

A simple activity to do with your kids: 
paper pinwheels finished off with a button!

Make a welcome sign to your summer gathering 
using chalk ink (that stuff is SO awesome!).

Ice cream is mandatory in July, right? Make your ice cream cones pretty by dipping in chocolate and rolling in festive sprinkles.

You can also use paper printables to add some fun to the cones.

An ice cream sundae bar adds a lot of color and excitement 
to your patriotic party.

Use cookie cutters to create festive sandwiches.

Little flags in your buffet line...

Use summer berries to make mini parfaits.

 That's all for now. For those of you who have already seen these,  I will be sharing new ideas for this upcoming 4th of July {soon}.

Enjoy your entertaining preparations!

This post is linked to: Under the Table & Dreamin, It's a Blog Party, Think Pink Sundays LambAround, DIY Showoff, DIY Living, Seasonal Sundays, It's so Very Cheri, Strut Your Stuff at Saturday Mornings, Met Monday, Making the World Cuter, Motivate Me Mondays, Market Yourself Mondays, A2Z Tips & Tutorials, Lettered Cottage How To, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tuesdays at the Table, Topsy Turvy Tuesday, Tip Junkie, Get Your Craft On, We're Organized Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Swing into Spring, Works for Me Wednesday, Show and Tell, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Blog Hop Thursday, Transformation Thursday, Tablescape Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff, Friday Favorites, VIP Party Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, Frugal Friday, I'm Lovin It, Tickled Pink, Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up


Jane said...

Love it all...even again! What a fun way to celebrate (my birthday) Independence Day!
Have fun!

Kate said...

I loved all of these ideas when you posted them prior. Great stuff girly can't wait to see more. I always think about how you are doing and the lovely ideas that you share. Have a great weekend


Kelli W said...

That kids table is so much fun! I love the marshmallow name holders! Stopping by from TT&J.

Jenny said...

What wonderful ideas you have!

Ami Allison said...

WOW!!! Such awesome ideas! Thanks for putting them together and sharing them with us! :)

Would LOVE for you to stop by and say hello! :)

Ruth said...

Great ideas! We will be hosting 4th of July this year. I will be using some of your ideas.


Kelsey said...

Looks like it was an amazing party!! Thank you so much for sharing. I featured you on my 4th of July in Blog Land post.


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They look fantastic - we are always camping for the 4th and don't really do much at home :(

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

And yet again I am bookmarking one of your posts. Thanks for all the amazing ideas lady!! xoxo

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Wow! Love all the ideas and yumminess! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Traci Michele said...

cute ideas! thanks for sharing.


Traci Michele said...

cute ideas! thanks for sharing.


Julie said...

LOVE all of these ideas AND the Longaberger basket. =)

Bird Stalker Photography said...

Oh, i love the mini parfait idea. love your tablescape ideas also, we can't do fireworks here because we are under a burn ban because it is so dry. Hope you have a wonderful fourth.

Chris said...

I loved every single one of those ideas! I think it helps that 4th of July is such a fun holiday, but you chose some wonderful ones! Thanks for sharing!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

I love this post! The watering can is super cute!

I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

Hope to see you over at my place soon!

Tracy said...

HI Lisa -- I found your fun projects through the linky party at Today's Creative Blog. I'll be including a link to your blog with the adorable watering can on my Sunday Share tomorrow at Craft Junkie Too. I hope you can stop by for a visit and maybe consider grabbing the Featured Me button for your blog.


Debra said...

Looks great! I just love how you decorated the little kids table - know they must have enjoyed that. The ice cream bar is such a fun idea.

The Tablescaper said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your fourth of July celebration with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

that looks like so many wonderful 4th of July ideas!! I love the An ice cream sundae bar and the icecream cones!