Celebrate: Simple 4th of July

Last year we hosted a potluck BBQ with friends for 4th of July, but this year hubby and I are sneaking out of town for a few days and wont be around for this patriotic celebration.  My mother will be taking care of the boys, so I thought to myself what would be a nice simple way for her to acknowledge and celebrate the occasion with the boys, without getting into complicated party planning?

Step 1 would be to attend the local parade.  Nothing simpler than just showing up and getting into the spirit of things.  But once you get home, how do you keep the spirit alive?  I’ve narrowed it down to 3 simple things.

Simple July 4 , bunting banner, strawberry shortcake and sparklers.

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My top picks: 1) a fun item to eat full of patriotic colors like this delicious cherry + blueberry shortcake; 2) nice simple and graphic decorations like this great free printable banner; 3) because the kids wont be staying up to watch the fireworks why not enjoy simple sparklers, every kid loves them.

 

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