Did you know tomorrow, June 14th, is Flag Day? To get into the spirit we turned to our friends over at Julep. Sometimes we want to party pretty without looking like a walking American flag. So we dress in a solid, usually reds, whites or blues and then add some patriotic nail art to make a classic Americana look pop. We are loving Julep's fun patriotic nail art inspiration that is perfect for both Flag Day and the 4th of July and for that matter any other patriotic holiday! Take a look at these pictures for ideas on how to pretty your nails for the upcoming holidays. What is even better is that Julep is offering a free Star Spangled 8-piece gift when you join Julep Beauty Box. This includes four patriotic polishes, a hot pink lip gloss, a peony pink blush stick, a bronze eyeliner, and white chevron nail decals. A $122 value FOR FREE! Use the promo code FIREWORKS from now until July 5th! Continue Reading →
Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so. We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws. Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive. Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential. Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings. And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.
Whenever we travel we always give ourselves 5 extra minutes at the airport to pick up a box or two or three of See's Candies to have on hand as little gifts of thanks as we visit friends and family. So we were particularly excited when we received word that See's is having a sale just in time for 4th of July celebrations.
Treat your friends, family and patriotic party guests to a star-spangled spread of summertime treats or try See's campfire favorite Marshmallow treats, a summertime sweet you don't want to miss!
Hotdog (and hamburgers)! It's once again time to start shopping for your Fourth of July party supplies!
As you can tell, we love to use paper lanterns to fill in the space and set the mood for the entire party. In the photo we used these fabulous Americana lanterns although we just checked and there are only 2 left in stock (6.15.14).
Additionally, one of our go to paper lantern stores, aptly named, The Paper Lantern Store, is running a few great 4th of July promotions:
And we can't forget this Patriotic Balloon Lantern – not only is it festive, it is very affordable at only $1.59 each!
Although a bit too late to purchase for use at today's Memorial Day BBQ's, it is definitely not too early to start planning for your 4th of July entertaining needs! Celebrate summer (and our forefathers) with this collection of patriotic party buckets, grilling accessories, plates, and more. By the time you're through, you're sure to feel like lighting a sparkler or two.
Some of the deals are good but others are really great especially the napkin rings which we promise you will use over and over – not just at your patriotic parties! We are featuring just a few of the fabulous products. Be sure to check them all out NOW! So many of our favorites are already sold out.
Don't forget to print out a few games for your Memorial Day Celebration Parties. They are not very expensive so even if you don't end up using them this time, you will have unlimited printouts for 90 days which takes you way past the 4th of July. Continue Reading →