My sweet son celebrated his 10th birthday last weekend. Since it’s so close to Independence Day, we went with a Stars & Stripes theme, using red, white and blue. After a few hours at a trampoline park, he and his friends came back to our house for a Pool Party.
After getting a bit carried away with his sister’s Pancakes & Pajamas Party, my son was nervous his party would be too “little kid.” But when he arrived home to this festive backyard, he was all grins.
I raided the Fourth of July section at Target and Dollar Tree for just about everything….rafts, pennants, paper lanterns, food baskets, and tablecloth. The centerpiece was clippings from our Yellow Belle bushes.
Boys aren’t too picky, so the menu was simply hot dogs, watermelon, chips and veggies. They loved being able to double dip in their own cup of ranch dressing, and I kept them chilled by serving in a shallow pan of crushed ice.
The boys thought the plastic food baskets were “really cool…like a restaurant!” The napkins and flatware stayed tidy in paper-covered soup cans.