One week I'm right on with Table Top Thursday, on week I'm late and now I'm early...it's a process. Any whooooo, this week is coming early to throw some ideas and inspiration out for July 4th celebrations. Here's what I've been working on the last few days.
Using all the traditional colors, flags, etc... But I love mixing patterns (who doesn't) so why not mix it up for the Fourth. The "placemats" are not wrapping paper (this time) but are those hanging pinwheel fan thingys, found at Hobby Lobby in the holiday and party supplies sections.
I bought the chalkboards at the dollar store yearsssssss ago (about fifteen of them, they were a $1). They have been so useful so many times, grab a chalkpen and have some fun.
Generally we attend a parade Fourth of July and it's long and adorable. So a snack and cool drinks are a must. Let me honest if I can find a reason to pack a fun treat I'm going to!
Closer look, dang that's a crap bow. Some days I can't tie a knot.
Inside is blue gingham waxed paper with individual bowls of treats: finger sandwiches, chopped tomatoes, sliced radishes and watermelon (apparently a very red diet).
What would a Table Top Thursday post on a Wednesday be without some wrapping paper.
It's been a hard week over here but better days are ahead. No one goes without struggles once in a while. We will celebrate the struggles and success of our country on Saturday. It's a part of life and growth.
Have a wonderful 4th.
Love and Limes,