Remembering the 4th of July on the 8th

american flag with hydrangeas

We gathered for a happy, relaxed time together.

4th of july backyard party

The lanterns and bunting were hung in place.

4th of july party decorations

paper lanterns in the trees

lantern in the tree

paper lanterns in the trees

paper lanterns in the trees

paper lanterns in the trees

Party favors for everyone!

4th of july party decorations

The vintage mid-century bottle opener was also invited to the party. It was tied onto the drink tub with a festive ribbon.

vintage bottler opener

Several croquet games ensued. There were some very impressive wicked wicket shots and who knew croquet could become a contact sport!

backyard croquet

And of course there were plenty of frozen red, white and blue daiquiris.

4th of july party with red white blue cocktails

4th of july party with red white blue cocktails

I thank my lucky stars (and stripes) for such loving, giving and wonderful women in our lives.

4th of july party with red white blue cocktails

There was even reason to celebrate in the garden. As they say, corn should be “knee high by the 4th of July.”

knee high by the 4th of july

The night before we were busy making 4 types of ice cream. Pistachio, peach, vanilla and to honor Pop whose memorial service was on the 1st, his famous pineapple sherbet. It’s unforgettable. Like him. 🙂

pineapple sherbet

Hope you had a star-spangled day!

Comments

  1. Looks like a wonderful celebration….you really do a top notch job. Love the decorations!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Looks like a wonderful celebration….you really do a top notch job. Love the decorations!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. How fun! I love the frozen red white and blue margaritas and playing croquet takes me back to a wonderful time of being younger and getting together with family and friends and playing croquet, looks like a fun gathering where everyone looked like they were having a marvelous time!

  4. Wow, your party looks gorgeous. And with the smiles on everyone’s face, it looks like it was a great celebration.

  5. we were all together and that’s what matters most! Mother Nature rained on our parade a bit, so the tennis tourney didn’t happen, but the evening out at the fireworks did. My sweet now toddler Carter loved the light show, and new baby Nathan slept through the whole thing!

  6. That looks like it was one amazing party! What a great group! xoxo

  7. I love your decor. Lanterns are my favorite. But I have to ask – the woman in the chair next to the two handsome men, is that you? For some reason I am not sure. And is that your eldest son? Anyway, wonderful crew, and I am glad you all had a good time and hope it washed away some of the accident memories.

  8. LPC- The woman in the photo with the two men is my sister-in-law. She is leaning against my brother. Their son is with them. As usual I was so busy being the hostess I didn’t get nearly enough pics as I would’ve liked to. I didn’t capture many people and not even my own nuclear family! My eldest was in Chicago doing research so he missed the party this year. I still have the lanterns up. I need to take them down but they are so magical at night. Is there anything prettier on a warm summer night?

  9. Awesome celebration! Did you get your goodie package I sent you yet? Hope your doing good. 🙂

  10. That red & white skirt worn in the croquet picture is adorable! Those daquiris look fantastic. And- I am so jealous you had homemade ice cream! It looks like you had a wonderful 4th!

  11. Everything looks wonderful!!
    I bet your homemade ice cream is deeelish!

  12. What a great party! Love the drinks!
    Such pretty people, too.

  13. Love all the July 4th decorations! Also, homemade ice cream is AMAZING and way better than anything store bought!

  14. What a lovely celebration. Thanks for sharing your party with us. xoxo

  15. How fun…looks like a great party and love croquet. I haven’t played in years…such a great reminder!!

  16. LOVE everything about this… what a GREAT time!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Where can I get one of those sequined hats?!? 🙂