Our Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I hope you all had a fun, festive Fourth of July weekend! I've officially polished off most of the dessert leftovers from my parents' party, and considering how much food we had, I'd say that's an accomplishment.

I hate to admit I was bad at taking photos! There were so many friends and family there and so much food to be eaten... it was hard to keep up! It was like a big family reunion complete with string lights, blueberry moonshine, camping in the backyard, water balloon battles, and a very intense cornhole tournament.



We went with a "vintage Americana" theme and I love how everything came out. There was so much food on the table by the end of the party that you almost couldn't see some of the details so I'm glad I snapped a few photos beforehand!

My cousins' kids "helped" me make the homemade cupcake frosting, which ended up taking so much longer with a hand mixer (I do not recommend!) so we were a little rushed to get those done but the kids loved it.



Steve and I made it to the championship game in the cornhole tournament (our celebrity power couple name is Stait) but we lost! We had 11 teams sign up so the tournament was definitely a hit!

Obviously my handwriting took a turn for the worse...

Love my parents' back yard! 



We've still got a few days up North and I'm trying to soak up every minute of it!

Did anyone else eat well this weekend? The gym in definitely on the agenda when we get home, ugh!

23 comments:

  1. What a festive party! Pretty little details. I like the signs on the drinks!

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  2. Your parent's pool looks heavenly! Love all the festive details...especially the cornhole tourny!

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  3. What a fun reunion! I love the chalkboard corn hole tournament board! Nothing more fun than a competitive game with family.

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  4. food + family should ALWAYS win over photos! looks like you had a great time tho. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Capri Blue Candle Giveaway! cornflake dreams 

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  5. Your parents have an amazing backyard! The cornhole tournament is such a great idea for a summer party and I need to know where those mason jar water dispensers are from - SO cute!

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  6. Your 4th of July party looks amazing! Totally jealous of your parents backyard! And I love all the decorations!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. All the decorations looked so good!! Haha love your celebrity power couple name. I used to say our joint name was Theally or Alleo. Both are super lame! The corn hole tournament sounds like fun!! Theo would be in heaven!

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  8. What a fun celebration! Love it!!! LOVE the vintage Americana theme so much! xx

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  9. Looks like it was a fabulous 4th and birthday celebration! Enjoy your last few days w. your family!

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  10. What an awesome night, I love the huge corn hole tournament.

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  11. omg yes the gym is definitely on the agenda after last weekend lol! love the theme, all the decorations are so cute! and i want to live with your parents, please.

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  12. What a perfect weekend!! I'm loving your parents backyard too and a cornhole tournament - how fun!!! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family!!

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  13. What a great weekend! Love the cornhole tourney...my husband would have been in heaven! And I would have been in heaven with that pool!

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  14. Oh what a lovely weekend you had with the fam! and Hey Ruby! She is always so cute! Love the party decorations and all the burlap! Have a wonderful week!

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  15. Gorgeous yard for a party! Enjoy the rest of your time. Love how it all came together ;)

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  16. Your parents have the best backyard!! And a corn hole tournament is amazing - something that my competitive family would definitely do :) :)

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  17. What a fun celebration, and YES what an awesome backyard they have :) I'll take a glass of that sangria!

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  18. Love the festive details. Especially the corn-hole tournament bracket such a great idea. Also, blueberry moonshine sounds amazing.

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  19. Your parents yard looks so relaxing! And that sangria looks heavenly!

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  20. What a fun party! Love that y'all had an official bracket going for the cornhole tourney.

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  21. Everything looks so festive and like so much fun!! How brilliant is a corn hole tournament?? We may have to steal this idea ;)

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  22. Looks like a great weekend! The cornhole tournament was a great idea! Your parents back yard and pool looks amazing.

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