Friday, July 7, 2017

Family Fun 4th of July

We had the best 4th of July to date.  The kids had a blast and we packed in so many fun things over the long weekend.  We got to see friends, fireworks and had tons of fun.  Let me show you...

We got invited to what was described as the best 4th of July party ever by my friend, Whitney.  She's known for her party planning and we were so excited to go.  We met lots of new people and had a great day.

There were toys galore, a pool, water balloons, a swing set, a bounce house and then Whitney had planned the most creative games!  The kids were in heaven and the parents had so much fun watching the fun.

The Shirt of Fun - tons of toys, whistles and candy hot glued on a t-shirt worn by her husband.  The kids got to chase him around the coned area and pull off treats.  It was hilarious.

Cheeto Toss - The dads/men wore shower caps topped with shaving cream.  The kids got handfuls of Cheetos to toss at them.  The winner was the kid who got the most Cheetos to stick to their dad's head.  Super funny to watch!

A certain sweet boy went around snacking on Cheetos off the ground :)

Cheeto Race - Olive's #1 fave game.  Each kid got a cup rubber banded to the top of their feet.  The moms filled the cups up with Cheetos.  The winner was the first kid to the finish line with the most Cheetos left in their cup.  It was super funny to watch.  Olive was the first to the finish line, but had zero Cheetos in her cup.  I kept refilling her cups and letting her run with them.  She is now asking to play this game at home.

Bike parade!  There were TONS of festive decorations, bubbles and glow sticks to decorate with.  The parents helped their kids decorate and then they were off.  We greeted them at the finish line with a shower of silly string.  Olive ditched her scooter pretty quickly and ran the parade route.

Fireworks!  We did tons of sparklers and then Whitney's family put on an impressive fireworks show.  We weren't sure the kids could stay up until 10, but they did great.  They LOVED the fireworks.  They laughed, clapped and cheered through the entire show and then fell asleep on the drive home.

We were telling everyone goodbye and Olive asked if she could stay at their house forever.  I think that sums up the fun we had :)

We made some delicious red, white and blue colored food all weekend long.  Rice Krispie Treat Pops, Fruit Skewers and Red, White & Blueberry pancakes.  Olive loves helping in the kitchen so it was fun to have recipes we could do together.

We headed to the country club on the 4th.  It was really hot so the pool seemed like the best place to start our day.  The kids had a great time at the pool, bounce house and eating snow cones.  Last year it POURED all day long on the 4th so this year it was exciting that it was a gorgeous day.

We took it easy the rest of the day.  We went on a walk, wore our red, white and blue and set of fireworks in our driveway.  We're getting to know our neighbors more so it was fun to get out a bunch of lawn chairs and hang out with them.  I had to go out and get Olive & Kevin at 10:45 to call it a night!  They had a blast (haha) with all the fireworks!!

We sure are thankful to live in the USA!!  Happy America Day as Olive says...

Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  1. The shirt of fun and the Cheetos toss would make any party a blast. Oh my goodness what a fantastic 4th y'all had. I hope this weekend is almost as exciting, although last weekend would be really hard to beat.

  2. Oh my goodness, I may totally have to steal the t-shirt of fun idea! That's awesome!

  3. That party sounds awesome!!! I'm thinking I may have to borrow some for next year! It would be fun do some games/events instead of just sitting around.

  4. We usually try to do some games for kids, but the whip cream/cheeto thing would be fun for parents too! Haha

  5. We got to watch a bike parade at the campground. Connor was so amazed by so many bikes in one place, at one time!
    I have to ask because I love them... where are your stripped slip-ons from?

  6. Looks like you had an awesome 4th! But WHY DID YOU WASTE ALL THOSE CHEETOS? LOL - Happt Friday and have a great weekend!

  7. The party looks like a lot of fun. I bet my niece would love playing the Cheetos game. Happy Friday!

  8. That cheeto toss looks so fun! I need to try that for my next party with friends! Glad you all had a great 4th! :)

  9. Those party ideas are so much fun!!!

  10. Oh my goodness, that cheeto game looks awesome, how fun!!! Love all the red, white, and blue outfits! My son is having a superhero party this month and I love the idea of the red, white, and blue kabobs, they'd be perfect!

  11. What fun party ideas. I LOVE the cheeto game. I love all the red, white, and blue too! Have a great weekend.

  12. Your kiddos are adorable! Looks like a great party. That cheeto game sounds fun!

  13. What a fun time! I really feel like the Midwest does 4th of July so well. It's so hot here that I couldn't even fathom spending the day outside at a party! LOL. Your plate of festive food looks amazing. I haven't thrown a patriotic party, but it looks so festive!!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  14. Those party games look so fun! The shirt of fun cracks me up!


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