4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, there’s this feeling of summer and patriotism. Where diets consists of watermelon and popsicles, and everybody wears red white and blue with pride. Last year Brian and I hosted our first 4th of July party – and it was decided then that this would become an annual event. Hopefully every year getting a little better and evolving as our lives change.
I had saved some decorations from last year, but added quite a bit this year. I ordered all cloth tablecloths and chair covers, it really dressed up the party and added a bit of flair. Knowing I would use them again made the investment worth it – I’m all about pulling out a cloth tablecloth and taking the event up a level.
I have been saving up old liquor bottles for a while and decided to try a DIY craft with them for the party — I’m not going to lie when I say I was surprised at how cute they turned out and how easy the process was! First I soaked the bottles in soapy water overnight to remove all the labels, then we spray painted them all white with a 2 in 1 primer and paint. I used dollar store star stickers and painters tape to make the stars and stripes — I then spray painted the bottles with either red or navy. We peeled off the stickers when the paint was dry and were pleasantly surprised with the results!
Brian followed an online tutorial for a giant jenga and it turned out to be the biggest hit! The whole group played a couple games together and later in the evening there were still people playing each other.
We ended the night with some fireworks and sparklers — and of course the obligatory sparkler photo.
Already counting down the days till we see you again 4th of July!