Hi friends, how was your 4th of July? I took take a little break from blogging this week to enjoy some much needed family time. We had a fun time celebrating independence day with family and friends all week long. Four days in a row we sat on the lawn with all the kids from the neighborhood and watched fireworks. On the 4th My husband had to work so I had a very laid back approach to the holiday. I actually didn’t put much thought into what our plans were until the day before. One thing I knew we would have plenty of is fireworks and tasty treats!
We started off our day by getting together with our neighbors for some fun crafting time. I brought over craft supplies to make popsicle stick flags and my neighbor set up the table with cute patriotic party
They had a basket filled with patriotic accessories from the dollar store. I loved the mini hats, especially on my curly-haired boy. ;)
The kids made fruit pizzas for a snack. I wish I would have gotten a video of the girls trying to make their pizza. Trying to convince two toddlers to not eat the fruit prior to finishing their pizza was actually pretty funny. They kept sneaking strawberries off the pizza.
I tried to find patriotic sprinkles and all four stores I checked were out of them. :( So I ended up making these patriotic M&M waffle cones. Candy dipped cones may be a new favorite around here, the kids loved them!
For the frozen yogurt cones I used:
I dipped the cones in the melted chocolate then placed them upside down on a baking sheet. Before the chocolate hardened I pressed M&M’s then put them in the fridge to set. This was super easy and fun for the kids. We finished the night lighting fireworks and playing with sparklers. It was a very relaxed day filled with good food, delicious treats, and lots of fun. :)
How cute! I so love your blog.
How fun! It looks like you had a great time!
Looks like so much fun! :)
What a fun day! The pizzas looked great!
Looks like it was a lot of fun! Love the m&m cone!
Crystal, your little guy’s hair is adorable!! Love the cones … I’ve seen them on a few link parties but didn’t realize they were yours. Great idea!
Love the 4th of July version of these cones. We had just done something similar for my daughter’s birthday. If you’re interested, you can check it out here: https://www.meaningfulmama.com/2012/06/day-182-chocolate-dipped-ice-cream.html
I love being neighbors :) Our kids are so cute!!! Next time we will have to buy extra berries for the girls
My young niece would love this.
I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
I have linked up bacon and scrambled egg rolls.
Looks like a great time! That hat IS cute on your son! We’d love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com and share your patriotic ice cream cones!
This all looks so yummy! Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party – https://stringtownhome.blogspot.com. Hope you’re having a great week!
Oh, yum! What an absolutely tasty, festive party! I love all the treats and themed kid treasures! Way to go, Mom!
would love it if you could share this on my link party – https://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-47.html
Looks yummy. Love all the ideas.What a fun blog check out my blog if you get a min and have not already :).
Have a great day
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I love your photos. This looks like it was a fantastic party!