Okay, it’s just over a week until July 4th, and I’m in full planning mode! How about you?
July 4th is actually my mom’s birthday (we call her the firecracker of the family) so our celebrations always coincide with a birthday celebration, as well!
This year, we hope to catch the fireworks display on the evening of the 3rd in downtown (here’s a shot from last year’s festivities – I LOVE fireworks!) and then we’ll be set for dinner on the 4th to celebrate independence and birthday together!
Of course, our entryway has been decorated for patriotic purposes since Memorial Day, so I’m halfway there!
But for the rest of the fun, where have I been looking? You guessed it! PINTEREST!
My mom requested hamburgers (she’s so easy, right?) as the main dish, and I’m running with the idea and planning to do a Hamburger Bar! Here’s my inspiration, from the lovely Kelly over at Talk of the House:
Don’t you love it?!
Goodness, it’s so cute!
I knocked around and looked for some “Hamburger Bar” printables, but couldn’t find any I loved, so I might just make some myself…and put them here on the blog for FREE, of course! Who would use them if I did that?
And then, what do you serve with hamburgers on the 4th of July? Macaroni salad…french fries (regular and sweet potato, of course) and maybe some fruit salad! Or fruit kabobs, even better!
And I have to say, I really love them on this silver tray! Elegant AND festive!
Oh, and then there’s dessert.
The year before last I made her a red, white and blue cake that was super cute!
I’m horrible at cake DECORATING, for sure, ha! But it was the inside that I was most excited about.
So that was fun, but I’m not sure if she’ll want something particular or not. So I’ve been scoping that out, too!
This one comes from Glory over at Glorious Treats! I love that it’s such a clean cake – it makes the banner and the pedestal pop!
And then I think about cake pops! My mother-in-law bought me a cake-pop pan recently – perhaps I should give it a go! These are so cute!
I’ll probably grab my paper goods at Hobby Lobby (we all know how much I love that place!), but just in case I don’t find what I need, it’s so convenient that Party City is located right next door in the same shopping center!
So my plans are coming together beautifully! Whatcha think? And what are YOUR plans for the 4th of July?