Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fourth of July!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Independence Day! We sure did. My mom and my sister McKenna came over and then later some friends joined us for a meal. The guys grilled out while us ladies worked on some side dishes. We had hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled zucchini and squash, mashed potatoes and chips. I loved the grilled veggies and they were the easiest things to whip up! All we did was slice the vegetables, marinate them in Italian dressing and the guys grilled them. Seriously -- so easy!

For dessert, I went crazy. My friend Kelly and I spent the night before making oreo truffles, chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered strawberries -- all Fourth of July style! Kelly also helped me make some poms for decoration. Here's the finished product:

I made a little banner from different types of ribbon based on Pinterest inspiration. =)

I was happy to discover that the blue placemats I already had fit in perfectly with the color scheme.

And as you can see, I wrapped red ribbon around two of our glasses to add a pop of color.

Kelly pointed out that the pretzels looked like sparklers once they were covered and dipped in sprinkles. They really do!

We had so much fun making this and making it all 4th of July themed.

After we all had plenty to eat we played Cranium and poker. You know, classic Fourth of July games.


ashley (redonk runner) said...

your crafty, baking goodness has me wishing i was at your party! soooo cute!!!!

claire said...

too cute! i love all of the decorations and everything!