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A Fun & Festive 4th of July BBQ

July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!  While I hope you’re out enjoying the day with some BBQ’ing, fireworks, and maybe a parade thrown in there somehwere, I have a fun post for your today.  Kristina and Millie from 2CrochetHooks are here sharing a festive 4th of July BBQ that they hosted!  Lots of great ideas, cute and simple decorations, and plenty of red, white, and blue … it’s the perfect easy read for today!  Sit back, sip your lemonade, sangria, or favorite IPA and enjoy this post.  Then stop over and give the Mother / Daughter team of Millie (mom) and Kristina (daughter) an big ‘hello’.

Take it away, ladies …

Hello everyone! Thank you to Katie for inviting us to guest post here on View From The Fridge! We are Kristina and Millie from 2CrochetHooks and while we normally share fun and easy crafts, today we are sharing our Old Fashioned Family barbecue.

American Flag

There is nothing better than getting together with friends and family to celebrate our Independence!


While we kept decorations to a minimum, we did decorate the canopy with a flag garland and stars.

red star flowers

Knowing the need for space to place the food, one decorated mason jar with red white and blue flowers was our centerpiece.

food table

We had a assortment of dishes – some old favorites, some new.

more food

We made a big bowl of my favorite potato salad. (Secret: use spicy mustard!)


My mother’s secret recipe cole-slaw (add celery seeds and a drop of vinegar). My brothers favorite pasta salad with diced carrots, celery and tomatoes.


Hubby’s fav baked beans (add cinnamon) and his mom’s green beans (add fat back!). Everyone loves burgers with all the fixin’s.

deviled eggs

My Grandma’s favorite deviled eggs (dill pickles and cayenne dusting).

strawberry lemonaid

We made a batch of lemon-aid and dropped in a frozen bit of strawberry puree.

table of food

The children decorated the cupcakes with red and blue sprinkles.


serve yourself

nom watermelon

Time to eat, relax and catch up before the fireworks. Hope your day is full of love and friendship!

Thanks for reading,

Kristina and Millie

July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes
destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Thank you!
K & M

Katie here again … Thanks so much to Kristina and Millie!  What a fun party and a great post to share today!  Stop on over to their blog, 2CrochetHooks and check out all their craftiness.  While they specialize in crocheting and have their own etsy shop where they sell their patterns and some pre-made items, they also sew, craft, and serve their community!

Here are a couple of my favorites from these two ladies …


A ‘Parasol’ of Scrappy Owls


Jean Wine Bottle Carrier


DIY Dog Coat

You can also follow these ladies here:

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And again,



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  • Reply Old Fashioned Family Bar-B-Que : 2 Crochet Hooks July 4, 2014 at 5:01 am

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  • Reply Kristina & Millie July 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Thanks for having us over to guest post Katie :) We were glad to help out while you snuggle with your new little cutie pie! Have a great 4th!
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  • Reply Glenna @ My Paper Craze July 4, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Your celebration looks like so much fun! It doesn’t take many decorations to perk up the table especially when you get to work with bright colors. Love your banner. I need a tent like yours, my family has outgrown my patio. Happy 4th!
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  • Reply Leslie July 4, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Kristina & Millie are so sweet, their blog is great too. Oh those hamburgers look so good! Great feature, I hope you enjoy your day.
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  • Reply Carie Spence July 9, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Great pics…looks like fun and I am crushing on your owls…too cute!
    Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.
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  • Reply April July 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I LOVE that you brought it back to the Declaration of Independence. These are some great pictures. So sweet of you to contribute while your friend is on maternity leave. Great post! Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!
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