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4th of July Playdate - Plethora of pictures...

It's only a few days away until the 4th of July and a celebration of our FREEDOM.


Home of the Free - Because of the Brave!


Linking up today, July 4th, to Bird's Party Blog!


  We hosted a good ol' fashion 4th of July Playdate today to celebrate! 


The Venue: Our backyard

The Menu:  BBQ Chicken
 Hot dogs
 salads
 baked beans
 corn on the cob
yummy desserts

The Attendees:  some of my closests friends and their children (I am sure you will recognize them from all our parties!)

The activities:  Swimming, water table, photo booth, potato sack races, hula hoop contest

The decor:  See credits at the bottom of this post for all the sites I used for FREE Printables!  I also used a  lot of things we used from our
Memorial Day Party. 




Decor:









Salad bar...love this blow up bar that you put Ice in and it
keeps for hours!





















The Food:



there were many other salads, I just forgot to get a picture of them










these are made with popcorn..and other fun stuff!


My 1st attempt at the push pop




The Kids:


I used my clothes line and made a photo booth with some props...




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Photo Booth Fun








Ya gotta love Izzy in all her stuff!




Happy 13th birthday to our gal pals next door!


















whatda know...I finally got a picture in here...lol



The Games:


Had a good ol'fashion potato sack race...actually many of them!






Hula Hoop....fun!






More fun:


Kids took home sparklers for the big day


Goodie bags with tatoos and candy....printed off some
book marks for the mommas
















Thank you to all my friends who come 
and play with us and allow me to 
go a little crazy for our kids!  
I love and appreciate you all so much!
I pray everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!






Credits:
AMERICA Banner - At Second Street
Home of the Brave sign: http://tatteredandinked.blogspot.com/2011/06/free-fourth-of-july-printable.html
4th of July Party Printables: http://tweedleddesigns.blogspot.com/   
4th of July Printables: http://www.facebook.com/lovepartyprintables
America the Beautiful Sign Printable: http://anythingbutperfect.com/?s=america+the+beautiful&submit=Search
Other printables: http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2011/06/
Little Flags on the fans hanging: http://www.partyblog.mygrafico.com/4th-of-july-party-tips-and-freebie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MgPartyImpressions+%28MG+PARTY+IMPRESSIONS%29
Book Marks: Ingles 360
Paper Straws: Garnish and Hey YoYo (etsy shop) also used some straw flags from her!
Printables:  The Tomkat Studio
Printables:  Martha Stewart
Printables:  Piggy Bank Parties

I used so many printables and tried to track them all...If you see something that is your original work and I forgot to include a link back to you, PLEASE let me know I want to give you credit for it for sure! Thanks!


Linking to:
Inspiration for Celebration











Passionately Artistic





itsy bitsy paper












Bird's Party Blog









Comments

Honest Mommy said…
Looks like fun!! Glad the weather was as perfect as it was for you guys:)
Looks like it was a fabulous time! Love all the decor! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.
Maggie said…
wow looks like a great fun, you have such a huge backyard...

Don’t forget to join our party by visiting us at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/2011-4th-of-july-celebration-menu-from.html
Thanks
Maggie
Jamie said…
WOW,you still are on top girlfriend. You really are awesome at this party planning thing.You sure do pull it all together.I like the photo booth,clever!!!!!
lol Have a great Fourth
The Adventurer said…
Fantastic party so good at the decorations and the FOOD. Your back yard looks huge, basically I am very jealous of it all;)
JDaniel4's Mom said…
What a wonderful celebration! Everything looks great!

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Renee Ann said…
Loved these pics of your beautiful family and wonderful decorations! Way to carry out a theme!
Eleanor said…
Very awesome party! Looks like you did a lot of work and it all paid off, because it looked like fun. Thanks for including the link to my flag printables. -Eleanor
Oh wow! This looks like it was SO much fun- you did a fantastic job!!! I love the photo booth and sack races and the food looks amazing :) Thanks for linking to my printable- I'll be featuring your fab party on my FB page!!!!
artsy_momma said…
Wow! You went all out! I bet the kids had a blast :)

http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com
Christina said…
Oh too cute. I love it and I too would go a little crazy for my kids! This is such an adorable playdate, I would love it if you would share it on my July "It's a Celebration" lik party. Everyone should see this!
Christina
www.inspirationforcelebration.com
Lindsay said…
What a great party! Looks like everyone had a blast!
cindy said…
WOW! I can't begin to comment on how many cute and creative ideas you featured here! I hope your guests appreciated the amount of time and effort you put into this party. So creative! Thanks for sharing.
Tina said…
What a great party! Sorry we couldn't be there. Glad everyone had such a great time!
AC said…
Wow! You did a FABULOUS job and totally went ALL OUT girl! Love it! I wish I was at YOUR party! :) And thank you for using my printable!
This looks like a great time!

I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html
The photo booth idea is genius! It looks like everyone had a blast, and the food looked so good! Happy 4th!

Living So Abundantly: New meme this coming Thursday, July 7, 2011, Give Back Thursday--come join the fun!
Meg said…
Wow! Your day was much more "4th" than mine! I love it. What a fun day! The watermelon on a stick is a great idea!!

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