Backyard celebrations on July 4th have always been something I have enjoyed. Last evening our daughter and son-in-law hosted their own backyard celebration. I was not there, but I did babysit beforehand, so that she would have more time to prepare. She sent me these pictures from their time together, and I thought they were too interesting to not share with you. Her and her husband prepared the hot dogs and hamburgers and their friends each brought food. I like the creativity and thought she put into preparing for the evening and knew you would like seeing it too.
Centerpieces...old canning jars filled with white hydrangeous from a friend's garden, a ribbon and flag complete the beautiful look. Napkins...from the "Country Living" collection at KMart.
Borrowed tables, chairs, and a picnic table provided comfortable seating under the big tree in the back yard.
Two of her dear, beautiful friends "catching up" at the food table by the barn.
One of their treasured babysitters helped to feed and entertain all of the children present.
Her clever and oh, so practical way of feeding all of the children...packed luncheons in brown paper bags. Each bag was decorated, packed ahead of time with children's favorite food, and refrigerated until time to eat.
Plastic ware served in flea market tumblers displayed in an old Coke crate. How clever!
Each women left with a homemade loaf of blueberry bread with a vintage inspired tag.
She might not have shared these pictures, but I knew you would enjoy seeing the simple and yet well thought out creativity she shared with some of their dear friends.
Thank you for stopping by again on this hot, summer afternoon of July.