In just a little over a week, my husband and I will be hosting our annual 4th of July picnic for our church. This year we wanted to make it extra special for all our guests by have a few treats and decorations. Thank goodness for ORIENTAL TRADING and their wide variety of patriotic items it was easily accomplish!
Candy Buffet anyone??? I started off with some red containers from Oriental Trading's patriotic selection to put all the goodies in. There are 3 sizes (2 of each). They are the perfect size. I am saving the largest 2 for the Rice Krispie Flag Treats that I will make later!) The other 4 containers are filled with Sweet Creams Hard Candy, Candy Sticks, Tootsie Rolls, and Butter Mints. What child (or adult for that matter) will be able to resist these eye catching sweets?! And yes... I did the taste test and they all passed! :-) Chocolate is one of my favorite candies...I hope they make it for the party next week.
When I saw these Red, White, and Blue Leis I knew they would be absolutely perfect for our celebration. I was concerned they might be too hot to wear, but they are very light-weight. I will definitely be wearing one.
We wanted to decorate just a bit, so we decided to add a few bows randomly around the lake/picnic area. They are very sturdy and I will be able to easily attached them to the trees.
And of course...every party needs a photo booth!!!
I’m pretty sure these
will be a big hit. Since everyone (almost) has a camera in the phone it will be a do it yourself booth. The problem I found with these props is what to put them in. I finally decorated a container and we are going to attached it to the tree so it doesn't constantly all over.
Isn't my little boy absolutely precious! I have to admit...he wasn't too happy about posing for me. You probably can't tell that though. lol
The 4th of July wouldn’t be complete without a few glowing items! Aren’t these Glow Necklaces awesome! There are several kiddos in our church that are going to love them. I might have to put a sign up that says “children only.”
I hope you saw some things that
You still have time but you need to hurry... hurry... hurry... if
you want them for your 4th of July Celebration!!!!
Happy 4th of July and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
Disclaimer: I received the above products from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion of their products.