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.
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.
Knowing the need for space to place the food, one decorated mason jar with red white and blue flowers was our centerpiece.
We had a assortment of dishes – some old favorites, some new.
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.
My Grandma’s favorite deviled eggs (dill pickles and cayenne dusting).
We made a batch of lemon-aid and dropped in a frozen bit of strawberry puree.
The children decorated the cupcakes with red and blue sprinkles.
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.
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 …
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!