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fourth of july {inspiration}

We are planning a little Fourth of July party with some friends and family. I love having parties and I love celebrating the Fourth! I was looking around for a little party inspiration and thought I’d share some of my favorites…
I love the pinwheel idea, so today I decided to try to make some of my own. I think I’m going to use them as center pieces on our picnic tables…if it isn’t too windy {you never know in Kansas}.
I used this tutorial. They were so easy to make. Now I just need some more scrapbook paper to finish up.
I gathered up as many red, white, and blue things as I could find around the house. Our party won’t be quite as elaborate as the parties above {although they are so pretty}. I am trying to use as much as I can from around the house and from Joel’s birthday last year. This weekend will be full of sprucing up the yard, party details, and time with friends. Can’t wait!
  • Dawn - Your parties are always SO cute. I can’t wait to see pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy Apicello - Awesome inspiration, Jess. I’m sure your party will look and feel amazing! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Oh Jessica, looks like it’s going to be beautiful! I’m loving the pinwheels, too… in fact I just made a wreath this past week! And I absolutely love the cake… I’m wondering if I’m brave enough to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Beautiful! Are you on Pinterest? I’d love to follow you if so-you have such a great eye!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Sieberts - yay! can’t wait to party with you! I love the spin wheels in the bucket with sand.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I do love the pinwheel idea. I love your decorating and party planning ideas. Your style is such a wonderful homey country without being too county. Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle H. - I saw that flag cake today on that blog and my sis-in-law and I are going to make it this weekend! Love all your pretty pictures of inspiration – think you need a pinterest account!!! Can’t wait to see pics of your party next week! Happy Fourth!ReplyCancel

  • NickandKatieAdams - Isn’t it great to get inspiration from others? Check out my son’s birthday decor. Look familiar? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Carters - You always have the cutest ideas! Can’t wait to see your pictures. Happy 4th!ReplyCancel

  • Allen and Debby Graber - Looking forward to it!! The strawberries looked awesome! Who is bringing those? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Those strawberries & cake are the neatest things I’ve ever seen!
    HAPPY 4th!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jody - So pretty! I think I’m going to have to make the cake.ReplyCancel

  • A - i wish i could come to one of your parties- they look like the pages of a magazine!!ReplyCancel

  • Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen - Im am soooooo loving the white chocolate covered strawberries with the blue sugar on the bottom! I think I will make those!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You’ll like this idea too! Cute homemade paperplate bowls for candy/goodies! Not my blog but thought of you when I saw this!

  • This Farm Family's Life - Love those strawberries. I’m sure your party will look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - awesome.
    on the fourth i am always happy to go to other people’s parties. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - Theres some more great ideas here:

    Awesome site for party ideas 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Meg B. - Definately going to take those strawberries to our 4th of July party. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Wow, that American flag cake is so cool but I cannot imagine how it would turn out if I attempted to make it!

    I’m sure your party will turn out wonderfully.. you’re so crafty & creative!! Can’t wait to see the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Such cute ideas! I wish I had time to try them all. I have already saved a few to pinterest and will be sure to try them out sometime soon! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • JDaniel4's Mom - This party looks like such fun! The strawberries look awesome!ReplyCancel