4th of July

This coming Monday is the 4th of July and because we need very little reason to have a party we are certainly celebrating this event. We have also been known to celebrate International Lama Day, St Paddy’s Day and Doughnut day.

4th of july party

This is our plan for the 4th:

Decorations

4th of july party decorations

Bunting

You need:
Red, white and blue poly cotton.
String
Patience

Method:
Fold, measure and cut.
Tie the strips to the string

The cutting is hard work unless you have a quilting fabric cutter. We use the OLFA 45 mm Rotary Cutter, buy yours here.

Snap, Crackle and Pop signs

You need:
3 planks
Red, white and blue paint
Sandpaper (optional)

Method:
Sand the boards, if needed.
Paint each board a different colour
Once it has dried, paint the wording in a different colour
Allow to dry

Jars

You need:
Washi tape, red, white and blue
Scissors

Method:
Stick the flag in the correct order and combination
Make it slightly larger than the required size
Cut sides to create even shape

Star wands

4th July starsYou need:
Sheets of glitter foam, red and blue
Paper straws, red and blue
Ribbon, red and blue

Method:
Trace the star shape on the back of the foam sheet
You can use this template
Cut out the star
Stick it to the straw with double sided tape
Tie the ribbon

Mini flag platters

4th july party decorations You need:
Popsicle sticks, big
Paint, red, white and blue
Glue gun

Method:
Line up the popsicle sticks
Break one in half
Stick it on the flag. Make sure each stick is attached
Once it has dried, turn it over and paint.

Food

4th of july party

Pulled Pork

We are in possession of the best pulled pork recipe in the world, but we will share that on another day. For today, we relied on Woolies. Again.
Burger Bun
Slow Roast Pork Shoulder 
Slaw
Corn on the cob

Red, white and blue Granita

4th july icie on coasterYou need:
Red juice, we used Cranberry
White juice, we used Litchi
Blue cold drink, we used Energade

This we made because sometimes we do cook.

Method:
Pour the liquid into three separate containers
Place it in the freezer
After about an hour, depending on your freezer, remove and scrape the frozen juice creating fine ice
Replace and repeat after another hour
Layer in dessert glasses and serve immediately

We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. What do you have planned?

Love,

Us


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