July 4 in December

Never To Early To Celebrate Our Nation – 4th of July in December

So during the holidays I sometimes get side tracked from the moment and think of other great family times I enjoy. So mixing it up a bit today and instead of Christmas, thought I would do some inspiration for the 4th of July. Hey, if we can do Christmas in July, why not some 4th inspirations for December ūüôā

It’s one of America’s most important holidays, commemorating the country declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776. The holiday is typically celebrated with fireworks, parades, and cookouts.

For the last 200-plus years, America’s farmers have decorated their fields with farm motifs. The tradition is known as wildflower painting.

Wildflower painting is a centuries-old art form in which people plant wildflowers in their fields to create beautiful seasonal scenes. The first recorded instance of the practice was during the American Revolution, when florists contributed to the war effort by creating wildflower paintings for soldiers on campaign.

You have to love a nation that celebrates¬†its independence every¬†July 4, not with a parade of guns,¬†tanks, and soldiers…but with family picnics where kidsthrow Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die fromhappiness.¬† You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.-Erma Bombeck¬†

4 for the 4th…Some fun ideas to help you celebrate:

Who doesn’t love rice krispy treats?!  You can find the recipe for these over at Lil’ Luna.

My little people still aren’t big fans of the big fireworks because of the noise, but they LOVE sparklies  (aka sparklers).  I can wait to try this idea to keep the sparks from hitting their hands!

I don’t know about you, but my kiddos would love this!!  Would be a neat experiment to do with the kids too!  The drink with the highest sugar content stays on the bottom.  You can find a lot of different blog posts about making these, but this is where I found this one.

I’m really hoping to get a good picture of all of us so I make a page like this on from The Pink Room!¬†


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