It all started many many moons ago! As a young child in this big big world! My LOVE for this country! I grew up in a family who loved this country like non other! You would never find my mom without some sort of US flag on her attire! My dad retired Navy and many of my brothers joined the Army, Navy, and Marines! Dad was always watching the History channel and Mom the political debates! My mom swore the best song to ever come out was Proud to be an American!
When fourth of July came around (which happened to be mom's favorite holiday) we would all pack up in the car and head somewhere to see a spectacular firework show! This day was always a huge deal!! Now that Mom has gone to watch the great fireworks show from above, her legacy and her love for this country lives on within my own family!!
I have always enjoyed the festivities of this great day, but now I love it even more! I love it because it brings back all the great memories of my mom and her love for our great country! Each year I go all out! The Dollar store is my best friend when it comes to decorating! My children get a new all Americana outfit, we decorate, BBQ, picnic, and watch fireworks!!
Here is a list of must haves for a great fun filled day with the kiddos!
- First a LOVE for this country!!
- Fly our beautiful flag where ever you may be, even if its a mini handheld flag!
- Decorations! Garlands, lanterns, table cloths!
- Cute Americana outfit or Bathing suit!!
- Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Watermelon :)
- Sparklers for nighttime
- Glow sticks!!!
Now you have everything you need for a great day and night! Go out and find your local firework show and enjoy the celebration! Celebrate our Independence and have a beautiful day!!
All of my decorations and sparklers were purchased at the dollar store, which is ...well... a dollar! These awesome Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Stick Bracelets come in a tube of 100 pieces on Amazon!
Happy Birthday America!!! Home Of The Brave, Land Of The Free!
Disclosure: I received the glow sticks mentioned above for free to share with you all! All opinions expressed here are my own.