Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July Party

Jon and I love to entertain guests in our home.    I love all the small details of planning the party and coming up with a theme etc.  And, Pinterest makes it so easy these days.  The only problem is that I need to start a month early to use the many ideas I find.  I searched for 4th of July Party and wow how fun.

I printed out the 4th of July labels for our water bottles, painted my ice bucket white and covered it with red, white and blue card stock which I printed after finding it on Etsy.  I used the same paper to make pinwheels to stick in my flower pots.  We have a new Joann's fabric store on the south end of South Bend and it is wonderful.  I found this flannel backed fabric to make table cloths and a couple decorations on sale.  I wanted red, white and blue flower arrangements and was limited on red flowers. So, I added red food coloring to water in mason jars for the red and used white lilies and blue larkspur to complete my arrangement.

We invited 8 couples from church, each brought a  yummy dish and I grilled honey orange chicken, made corn bread salad, lavender lemonade and a dish of sour creamed onions and cucumbers.  Everything was delicious.  God blessed us with a gorgeous evening and a good time was had by all.










 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Very festive looking. Love all your details. Im sure a good yummy time was had by all.

Diane said...

What a fun day...love all your decorations and I bet it was so much fun...I might have to have one next year...maybe I had better start now...lol..the pinwheels are fantastic...and the gorgeous lilies...wow...the red water was perfect....the food sounds wonderful too...I love it that are now able to have fun and not work so hard...we will get together soon!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

You certainly are the hostess with the mosses. With the beautiful setting I sure the party was a hit, your decorations look so pretty and I am sure your guest appreciated every bit of your planning. Great going Joan.

Anonymous said...

Joan, you are the ultimate, perfect party planner. Your decorations coordinate so nicely and the menu sounds absolutely awesome. I am so glad you and Jon are enjoying your well deserved retirement. Bette

Olga Moore said...

Joan, you are the perfect hostess! Your artistic talents even show up in your beautiful party planning. Your guests/friends surely loved your 4th of July theme and appreciated being at your home to celebrate the holiday with you and your husband. :)

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous table. Looks like you had a great party

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful 4th of July decorations. Love to be at your parties! Beautiful home and flower garden with your gorgeous pond.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Sorry I'm so late in commenting! You are truly THE MOST TALENTED person I know ... in SO MANY different venues! LOVE, how festive your outdoor living space looks! You had to have received as many 'ooo's' and 'aawwws' from your decorations and food as the local fireworks did! You ALWAYS put a smile on my face when I come to visit ... your blog & your home! Proud to call you & Jon my friends!