Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sparkler Send Off Ideas

Sparklers are such a hit with everyone, whether they are at a Fourth of July celebration or at a birthday party. I love them at weddings! Sparkler send offs are such a hot wedding trend. These are two ideas of how to display the sparklers to your guests:

Sendoff Tags from LollipopsAndPussycat
Sparklers With Matches from Charlotte Geary Photography
You could use the traditional sparklers... Or you could use these!

Heart Shaped Sparklers from Project Wedding
There are also crazy 36" long sparklers! They keep the spark a safe distance away.

36" Sparklers from
What are your thoughts on sparkler send offs? Which ideas do you like best?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Week: Fun Facts

I can finally say it: Happy Fourth of July! Today, I wanted to share some cool fun facts I found about this lovely day of celebration for our country's independence. So get ready to get a small and amusing history lesson!

Ole Glory via MolesKinex19
America is 237 years old today, making us the 22nd oldest nation in the world.

Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird, but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle. Thank goodness because I love turkey at Thanksgiving!

The Fourth of July wasn't made a national holiday until 1941. Whaaat?

Approximately 150 million hot dogs are going to be consumed today. That's a lot of hot dogs!

"Yankee Doodle" was sung by British officers that were making fun of the backwoods Americans. The song is almost as annoyingly catch as "It's A Small World"... Almost.

87% of American homes have a grill. Yup, that sounds right!

Last one - In 1776, there were 2.5 million Americans. Today, there are 311 million US citizens! Holy moly!

There are some more facts at I hope you have a wonderful day full of yummy food, drinks, and family fun. Happy Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fourth of July Week: Drinks

It's almost the Fourth and I'm celebrating by having one of these fancy drinks tonight! Check out these Fourth of July themed cocktails.

Deliciousness via Bubblews

Patriotic Punch via The Kitchen Prep

Star Spangled Martini via The Kitchen Prep
So many yummy mommy drinks! Each link has the recipe. The Patriotic Punch and Star Spangled Martini recipes are at the bottom of The Kitchen Prep. And altering the punch to make it kid-friendly would be easy and delicious!

Red, White and Blue Drinks, says nothing but fun!

Which drink sounds the best to you?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fourth of July Week: Food

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! I wanted to do a little planning and prepping to show some fun ideas I found. First, food! A quick warning though, they're all sweet and awe-mazingly festive!

For breakfast, check out these Fourth of July Pancakes:

Star Pancakes via The Grant Life
How delicious! I love the strawberries and blueberries in between the pancakes.. Yummm!

Pizza is for lunch! Well, sort of. This is Sweetza Pizza:

Red, White, and Blueberry pizza via Aviva Goldfarb on PBS Parents
Oh my goodness. I can't wait to make this!! But wait... We're having kabobs for dinner. Steak? How about brownies?! I'm game! Here they are:

Brownie and Fruit Kabobs via The Editors on
Just wow. What a yummy day! And I absolutely love the mix of sweets and fruit. Great for kids!

Which will be on your table on Wednesday?
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