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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

fourth of july {inspiration}

We are planning a little Fourth of July party with some friends and family. I love having parties and I love celebrating the Fourth! I was looking around for a little party inspiration and thought I'd share some of my favorites...

I love the pinwheel idea, so today I decided to try to make some of my own. I think I'm going to use them as center pieces on our picnic tables...if it isn't too windy {you never know in Kansas}.

I used this tutorial. They were so easy to make. Now I just need some more scrapbook paper to finish up.

I gathered up as many red, white, and blue things as I could find around the house. Our party won't be quite as elaborate as the parties above {although they are so pretty}. I am trying to use as much as I can from around the house and from Joel's birthday last year. This weekend will be full of sprucing up the yard, party details, and time with friends. Can't wait!


Blogger Dawn said...

Your parties are always SO cute. I can't wait to see pictures!!

June 29, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Awesome inspiration, Jess. I'm sure your party will look and feel amazing! :)

June 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Oh Jessica, looks like it's going to be beautiful! I'm loving the pinwheels, too... in fact I just made a wreath this past week! And I absolutely love the cake... I'm wondering if I'm brave enough to try it!

June 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Beautiful! Are you on Pinterest? I'd love to follow you if so-you have such a great eye!!!

June 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger The Sieberts said...

yay! can't wait to party with you! I love the spin wheels in the bucket with sand.

June 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I do love the pinwheel idea. I love your decorating and party planning ideas. Your style is such a wonderful homey country without being too county. Love it!!!

June 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Danielle H. said...

I saw that flag cake today on that blog and my sis-in-law and I are going to make it this weekend! Love all your pretty pictures of inspiration - think you need a pinterest account!!! Can't wait to see pics of your party next week! Happy Fourth!

June 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger NickandKatieAdams said...

Isn't it great to get inspiration from others? Check out my son's birthday decor. Look familiar? :)

June 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger The Carters said...

You always have the cutest ideas! Can't wait to see your pictures. Happy 4th!

June 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Allen and Debby Graber said...

Looking forward to it!! The strawberries looked awesome! Who is bringing those? :)

June 29, 2011 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Those strawberries & cake are the neatest things I've ever seen!
HAPPY 4th!!!

June 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

So pretty! I think I'm going to have to make the cake.

June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger A said...

i wish i could come to one of your parties- they look like the pages of a magazine!!

June 30, 2011 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen said...

Im am soooooo loving the white chocolate covered strawberries with the blue sugar on the bottom! I think I will make those!

June 30, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll like this idea too! Cute homemade paperplate bowls for candy/goodies! Not my blog but thought of you when I saw this!

June 30, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous This Farm Family's Life said...

Love those strawberries. I'm sure your party will look fabulous!

June 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

on the fourth i am always happy to go to other people's parties. :)

June 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Theres some more great ideas here:

Awesome site for party ideas :)

June 30, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Meg B. said...

Definately going to take those strawberries to our 4th of July party. Thanks for sharing.

June 30, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Wow, that American flag cake is so cool but I cannot imagine how it would turn out if I attempted to make it!

I'm sure your party will turn out wonderfully.. you're so crafty & creative!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

June 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Such cute ideas! I wish I had time to try them all. I have already saved a few to pinterest and will be sure to try them out sometime soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

July 1, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This party looks like such fun! The strawberries look awesome!

July 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM  

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