This Fourth of July, we had a ‘Murica pool party at our house.
I started by looking for some red, white and blue food on Pinterest.
I also got some pretty sweet balloons from Publix.
Watermelon, raspberries, cherries and strawberries were the red.
Blueberries were the blue.
And the white was yogurt-covered pretzels.
I made some brownies and used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut them out and then drizzled them with some red frosting and blue sprinkles.
I also used the cookie cutter for the watermelon.
For our drinks, we made Peach Iced Tea Whiskey from Tasty and it was delicious!
This year was my 7-year anniversary, which I found out was the copper anniversary.
This meant I could used pennies! Cheap and cute!
I have a Pinterest board for Love & Marriage, where I pinned some ideas for a copper/ penny anniversary present.
Here’s what I came up with:
I have two pennies on the left (which are from our birth years); the other pennies start from the year we met through now. I’m still missing years 2009, 2010 & 2014 (if you happen to find one let me know!!!)
I just used my handy dandy hot glue gun and stuck them on!
Here are some of my past gifts I have done over the past seven years:
I am all about saving money, BUT I’m also all about parties. I mean, who isn’t?
So, one of my go-to ways to throw an awesome party but still have a budget is to visit the dollar store.
I just went to one last week and picked up lots of stuff for our upcoming 4th of July ‘Murica Party.
The dollar store is always good for: paper plates and napkins! But this time I also found some super cute (and on trend) paper straws.
We also got the kids Pop-Its (remember those? I used to think they were magic!) and Party Poppers.
I also picked up some decor for my birthday party in August, but I’ll save that for another post! (hint: it’s flamingo/ pineapple themed!)
Happy Independence Day, America!
This week in Emma’s school work for HIPPY, she had to work on her balance.
Which meant I had to make bean bags (one for her head and one for each hand).
At which point I asked her teacher, “Do you know where I can just buy these since I’m pretty sure I can’t make my own bean bags?”
She assured me I could and told me I could use my hot glue gun. SOLD.
This past week, my husband turned 33. It’s not a big milestone birthday but I still wanted to do something for it. So, I planned a camping party, since we are going camping next weekend!
For ideas, I scoured Pinterest and made my own Camping Party board there.
We made this sign from scrap wood laying around in the garage. I accidentally spelled our name wrong! LOL I fixed it the day of the party.