Friday, July 3, 2009

Last Minute 4th of July Bash!

Tomorrow our country will celebrate it's birthday and there will be many cookouts and parties across the country. And, we will be out of the office beginning today until Monday so that we can spend some quality time with our friends and family. We hope you do, too!

Just in case you waited to the last minute to decide on having a festive get-together, I provided some quick, easy, and inexpensive elements to incorporate. And, they should be easy to find at your local grocery store and craft stores. Have a safe and happy 4th of July and talk to you on Monday!

1. 4th of July paper plates and things: I'm sure you've seen them at your local Wal-Mart, Target, or even Dollar Store. They're inexpensive and definitely will go with the theme of your party. If you're unable to find the striped wear, go solid!

2. Flags: You probably can't have enough of these wavy guys. Big ones, small ones, mini ones. You can use them in your buffet centerpiece, cupcakes, potted plants, along the driveway, you name it.

3. Desserts: Strawberries, blueberries, and whip cream on almost anything will say 4th of July. There are several recipes online for parfaits, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and tarts that will certainly make a hit at your party.

4. Decorations: Hurricane vases filled with layered and dyed rice will look great either on your buffet table, guest tables, or lining the patio. Add a white candle and Voila! If you don't have the time to dye your rice, craft foam beads found at your local Michael's or Hobby Lobby will do the trick.

Red and white carnations placed in striped or solid colored galvanized buckets will look fabulous. Carnations are very inexpensive at about $.50 ea. Add ribbon to the bucket or vase for an extra eye intriguing detail.

5. It's hot!!! So, don't forget about something both the adults and kids can enjoy. POPSICLES. Rocket popsicles are an American favorite and just so happen to come in the colors of our theme.

6. Beverages: Whether it's alcoholic or non-alcolholic, go for color! Try adding frozen strawberries and blueberries for an extra...umph and it'll serve as ice! Or, tonight make ice cubes with the berries mixed in them. Now, that will look great.

7. Favors: Right before you head to the light show, give each of your guests sparklers to light up. Either hand them out or place them in a bucket filled with sand and let guests serve themselves.

8. Food: C'mon...we already know what to serve, All-American Food! Hot Dogs, Grilled Barbecue Chicken, Burgers, Steaks, Potato Salad.... must I go on?!

9. You must have a great time. Laughing is mandatory and mosquito spray, if you're in the South, is a must.

Happy 4th of July!


Tish B.

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