Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

How do you celebrate the 4th of July? In our home we keep it pretty simple, family, friends,
fireworks, food and of course a little red white and blue! With the 4th of July landing on Tuesday this year we decided to celebrate a bit early. It was hot this past weekend in Washington, in the 90's, and for this pacific northwest girl that is melting temperature! So we invited a few kids over to play for a slip n slide, candy eating good time!

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

For the fun afternoon ahead I set up a sweets table for the kids, with little cakes, rock candy and m&ms. It was such a hot day I had cups for them to refill with water as needed, but to make it fun I added cute straws and stir sticks. Some of the kiddos got creative and put their rock candy in their water, anything to make it sweet too. 

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Oriental Trading has these darling cups in a variety of colors, I am obsessed! They are plastic, which is great for the kids, look really pretty and can be dressed up or down depending on your event.

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

These cakes are easy for the kids to grab and go, making them perfect for any play date because we all know kids generally don't sit still for long. Even as an adult I still love Little Debbie snacks, they make the cutest little desserts and usually have themed ones around the holidays. Making your party prep and clean up a breeze!

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

For this hot day we set up a slip n' slide that the kids had a blast using! I love that when I am shopping online at Oriental Trading, I can get more than just party supplies from their site. They have so many fun things to keep your kiddos occupied for the summer! These sweet kids of mine giggled for hours on this thing and came up with so many fun games. 

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio

After all the water fun it was time to for a snack, the kids dug right in picking their favorite sweet treat. 

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

After they were all sugared up and had more energy we played a game of bean bag toss. I think my daughters goal was to see how much she could inch toward the board before anyone would notice. Sly little thing. 

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

We ended the afternoon laying on the grass with remnants of rock candy crumbs, blue lips and lots of giggles! Summer has arrived and we are ready!

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

This setup was easy to do with a little help from Oriental Trading. They have everything from decorations, games, crafts, candy, you name it! So the next time you are planning a gathering head to their site and see what you can create!

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Party AK Party Studio Tacoma Event Planner

The Land of the Free, because of the Brave! 
Happy 4th of July! 






Party Styling & Photography: AK Party Studio
Patriotic Decorations: Oriental Trading


*I was provided free product samples in exchange for my honest review. 
No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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