Friday, June 29, 2012

Fabulous Fourth of July Party

The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays! We spend the holiday together with all of our family playing games, eating and of course doing fireworks all out side! Being from Portland we don't get to do that very often. So for us it's always been a challenge to decorate out side but we've found some fun decorating ideas.

 First I think it's really important to have some American Flags but we didn't have any fabric ones so we made some out of paper. I started with a white piece of paper and cut red strips and a square of blue paper with a dot pattern. 

 Then I glued the paper pieces on and hot glued the "flag" to a skewer.

To go with that we hot glued some star cut outs to some more skewers. And put them together in a bucket full of sand from the dollar store.

For the table covers we took some old flat sheets and a plastic table cloth from the dollar store, cut it into thirds and used it as a runner. Then we put the buckets on the table as a center piece. We thought that some Chinese lanterns also from the dollar store was a fun touch.

To add a couple more fun touches we modpodged some patterned paper cardboard with some letters. And hot glued on some ribbon to hang it. 

Another great touch was to take some random USA items and arrange them around a grapevine wreath.

We all had so much fun as a family. And the little ones had fun with those flags! 
Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

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