parties + party ideas

Taking Pictures on the Fourth with Your Phone

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Besides the barbeques and parades and spending time with family my favorite thing about 4th of July is taking pictures with smokebombs and sparklers! I think I have some version of them every year going back 7 years.  It’s seriously my favorite thing! We are doing a campaign with Popchips for 4th of July and thought we’d give some tips on how to do this for all your Instagram photos. The smoke bomb photos are pretty straight forward but the sparkler photos get a little technical (but still totally doable!) Find all the details below.

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. These are soooo perfect for summer movie nights.
2. You still have time to make these last-minute 4th of July treats!
3. The prettiest summer cake. Ever.
4. I wouldn’t mind coming home to this!
5. I love free printable wrapping paper, especially when it’s awesome.

Giant Paper Bead Garland

by Ashley Page Norton 

I love making simple necklaces out of beads (evidence here) and often have my crafty friends over to work on jewelry projects. This garland would be perfect decor for a jewelry crafternoon but it’s so bright and graphic it could work for just about anything. These mega versions of my favorite seed beads come together quickly using whatever paper you have on hand. If you love stringing beads together this will be right up your alley!

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Ice Cream Cone Buddies

by Alix Sorrell

Did you know July 14th is National Ice Cream Day? In fact, the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month! There’s no better way to get excited about eating ice cream than with these silly printable wrappers. These ice cream buddies are great for parties or for your kid’s cone. Even the ice cream is excited! (PS – More ice cream party ideas!)

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A Fourth of July Picnic

by Casey Baudoin

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holiday’s to get together with family and friends.  Grab a blanket, plan out some picnic boxes, and head to a park where they will be showing fireworks in the evening.  Sparklers, some flag garland in the trees where you sit, and treats for the kids is all you need! (PS – Our favorite 4th of July ideas!)

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1. garland  2. sparkler  3. blanket  4. straws  5. picnic box  6. treat bags  7. patriotic fruit  8. drink