Archives for posts with tag: 4th of July

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any big plans for the holiday? we’re headed to our local park this evening for a family picnic and fireworks! tomorrow we’ll be celebrating the long weekend (and the end of Q’s first year of preschool!) with a few close school buddies and a backyard bbq! woohoo summer!

fun with watermelon

making these for our mini bbq on saturday!

4th of july outfit ideas for the cool cats

toasted marshmallow coconut milk ice cream. yes yes yes!

what a fun diy beach bag

stars and stripes for bèbè

hope you all have a wonderful, long weekend!

xk

vintage photo via pinterest

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4th of july is just around the corner! any plans yet? we’re hosting a little bbq and debating a menu of the classics-burgers and dogs- vs. this party idea. decisions, decisions!

whether you’re hosting a party or just kicking it in your own backyard, here are a few festive ideas to get you in the mood for red white and blue…

sparklers for the kiddos (and adults too!)

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a diy hotdog bar. brilliant!

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summery cocktails are a must

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or perhaps punch ?

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these bbq recipes would be great to serve at a party…or to take to a potluck!

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salt and vinegar . need i say more?

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and, of course, no 4th of july is complete without pie! cherry, preferably.

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let the celebrations begin!

xk

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i was wandering through some of my favorite food sites when i ran across this brilliant bon appétit idea from 2011…

a summer clam bake party!

all you need is a giant pot full of delicious seafood, a bunch of old newspapers for a tablecloth, and a group of hungry friends ready to work a bit for their dinner! yum! seems to me like the perfect party idea for the 4th of july!

i’d add in a few fun cocktails, perhaps something light and summery to sweeten the deal and, of course, s’mores for dessert!

what do you think? would you join us for clams in july?

xk

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photos via pinterest

the paint is finally dry and our pictures are (mostly) all hung…it’s time for a housewarming party!

most of our darling friends live in LA (a whopping 2 hour drive from PS!) so, instead of having everyone designate a driver (buzz kill), we’re having a housewarming slumber party!

i’m super excited to show off our new digs and just chill poolside with some of our favorite people. since this will be a marathon party event, here are a few fun ideas for an afternoon-turned-evening of snacks, treats and libations…(breakfast too!)

a welcoming bite

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a collection of gorgeous dinner ideas

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quick and easy bbq

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poolside nibbles

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evening glow

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refreshing summer sips

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midnight snacks!

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and some beautiful brunch ideas

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though we’ll probably just end up making these again!

check out all the ideas above on pinterest