Friday, July 3, 2015

{Party Bee} 4th of July Dessert Table

Now that my kids are getting older the 4th of July is even more fun to celebrate! They may not fully understand the reason for they day but they know it is about celebrating America and they really love the decorations and look forward to the fireworks! So this year I wanted to put together a little something for all of us to enjoy. But of course since it is just for the four of us I wanted it to be simple and inexpensive but still be very festive. The result was just as I planned....easy, patriotic and fun!
The first thing I did was design the paper party printables of course! After that was completed, I determined what objects I already had at home to use to help cut costs and what goodies I wanted to create that weren't difficult, too time consuming, and of course inexpensive to make. Then it was off to the stores to find a few things to accent the table design.
First thing on my list of goodies to make were cake pops! They aren't too difficult to create and the materials are rather inexpensive. Then I thought chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate dipped strawberries would be easy and yummy.
When I started my search for patriotic decorations, I knew I didn't want to spend a lot, so I went to the dollar store and Walmart. I found the perfect things to accent the table! Walmart had fun and pretty pinwheels which work great as decorations and as toys for the kids! Then at the dollar store I found paper rosettes and glitter star table decorations. The paper rosettes worked really well flanking the banner and the stars added a little bit of sparkle....and who doesn't love a little sparkle!
When I was thinking of what I was going to use to hold the cake pops, I thought the all-American Ball mason jar would be perfect....but I wanted them to be a little more festive so I spray painted them red, white, and blue and made them to look a little more vintage. I absolutely loved the way they turned out!
To compliment the cake pops, I recreated chocolate covered Oreos I had previously made for the 4th of July, but I just changed up the colors scheme a little. Then after looking around on Pinterest for easy dessert ideas, I found chocolate dipped strawberries....super simple and I already had the sprinkles too!
Creating the water bottles was a must since we already had the water bottles and straws and we always need water to help wash down all the yummy desserts! Plus it is hot here on the 4th of July and staying hydrated is important!
Finally, the 4x6 frames that I purchased from Ikea a few years ago were perfect for holding signs displaying our love for our country!
I think this year will be extra special for the kids as we celebrate our country's Independence Day! Hope yours is just as special!

Have a Happy 4th of July!