Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Picnic Indoors

Being married to a fire fighter, one becomes accustomed to celebrating the holidays on different dates. This year, Daddy is on duty today so we celebrated on the 3rd. Due to the rainy morning and afternoon, I had to go to my backup dinner plan...picnic in the dining room. We still enjoyed a traditional American barbecue dinner...just inside!

Tonight the little ones and I have been invited to a 4th of July celebration. We are excited to share the evening with good friends and good food. May you all have a wonderful 4th of July. Stay safe and, if you have the opportunity, thank our men and women in uniform (including your friendly fire fighters)!

Place setting for the little ones.

I can't remember whose blog I saw that gave me this idea to use mason jars to hold the silverware (or plasticware) for individual place settings. The pic I saw used bandannas (how cute is that?!) stuffed inside each mason jar. Of course, I didn't put bandannas on my shopping list and forgot them. I had to make due with paper napkins!


  1. Looks as if You and Your family had a great indoors picnic!

  2. How festive! The kids will always remember you making the holidays so special for them. Hope you have a peaceful Sunday after all the excitement tonight!

  3. Wow what festive decorations. How fun! I hope you had a great holiday.

  4. Oh I LOVE your indoor picnic, it's so festive.

  5. What a lovely picnic!
    I hope you enjoyed your celebration on the 4th!

    A very delayed Happy Pink Saturday to you too... I have been without internet connection since Saturday - a very difficult experience for us bloggers! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Greetings from Spain

  6. Just dropped in to say YOU WON! YOU WON! YOU WON! Come on over and then email me at OLD CENTENNIAL FARMHOUSE at G Mail dot com.
    (I love your table setting here!)

  7. YOur table looks great! And it osunds like a wonderful way to have a picnic to me! Hope yall are doing well!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  8. Giveaway at! It's sweet! Pass it on!

  9. That's so sweet. What a great way to make the holiday special!

    We often do the celebrating on different days too and often on the day again...twice the fun for the kids!


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