Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Fourth of July Favors......
Fourth of July Favors
It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July is already upon us. Where has all the time gone? It seems like May and June has just been a whirl wind of wonderful and fun filled celebrations and events in our family.
When I think of the Fourth of July I think of birthday parties, family picnics, parades, and of course fireworks. We have always celebrated and deorated our home to ring in this truly wonderful holiday. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to enjoy all of the freedoms I have in this beautiful country of ours.
Our son Thomas was even born on the Fourth of July! Yep, he's a Yankie Doodle Dandy for sure! When he was little he used to think that all of the fireworks and parades were just for him :>)
This year we will be going to a family barbecue but I just had to make some favors any how for the grands. I usually make crackers for Christmas but I thought I would whip some up for the fourth of July this year. I filled them with all of the candy I picked up at the candy shop I told you about earlier this month. To make the crackers I used card stock that I cut in half. Then I glued some scrap book paper to the top and tissue paper to the bottom. I rolled them together, stapled them, filled them with candy, and then tied each end with a ribbon. These crackers are a little larger than the pre-made ones you can find in the store but I like them because you can put more goodies inside.
I also found the darling little red and blue containers below at Michael's craft store. I think they make great party favors! I like them because there is a place on the side where you can tuck in a name or add a small quote of some kind. I added a ribbon, and then packed them with a small windmill, some festive pencils and candy.
What kinds of things do you do to celebrate the birth of our nation? I would love to hear from you.
I hope all of you have a great day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol