We are all festive up in our house right now gearing up for the upcoming patriotic parties of 2016…..Memorial Day Weekend and Independence Day!!
While I certainly remember popping firecrackers at my own house growing up and sitting under the stars to watch the big fireworks display in our area, our littles are too young for most of those activities at this point. (Lets be honest, mine are snoozing by 7 p.m.) But, we certainly want to include them in the festivities and strive to create a party that is on their level whenever possible.
So, we had a blast decorating their outdoor picnic table and playhouse with 4th of July decorations!! Oriental Trading was a dream for sourcing items that we not only age appropriate, but affordable.
Our picnic table was covered in a great double sided, paper table runner. We chose the chevron pattern as the base for our “Little Firecrackers” display (the reverse is red and white polka dots). All of the fun goodies were displayed in various sized galvanized pails. We had clappers, American flags, star whistles, mini beach balls, bubbles, fun glasses and pom poms.
The play house was adorned with plastic 4th of July bunting banners and then gearing up for later in the evening, we lined the front with luminary bags filled with flameless candles. Essentially, we set up hours of fun for tiny people by creating their own 4th of July activities table filled with goodies to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.
How does your family celebrate the 4th of July? How do you make your littles feel included in the big celebration?
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Paper Table Runner, flag clappers, star whistles, American flags, mini beach balls, bubbles, glasses, bunting banner & luminary bags: Oriental Trading