fourth of july ideas

I just finished putting together a couple of last minute 4th of July gifts. I wanted to share in case anyone else needs some last minute ideas.

My family and I are meeting some friends tonight at our town's firework display. I made all the children in our group a little favor - a bag of perfectly ripe summer fruit. (Isn't it ironic that strawberries, blueberries, and cherries are all in season around the 4th of July!? Sure comes in handy, huh?) I started with a gusseted poly bag. For the fruit, I used Rainier cherries because they are red and white along with blueberries to round out the colors of this patriotic holiday. For the tags, I printed little American flags, cut them into circles sized to fit some tag sale tags I already had on hand. Then, to finish the package, I tied a coordinating ribbon. Quick and easy, but still festive!

Next up, is a little hostess gift I threw together. (I was inspired by this idea from You Are My Fave via Pinterest.) Tomorrow we are headed to see some friends that just moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts.  Beyond their housewarming gift, I also wanted to bring a small gift thanking them for having us. With it being the holiday weekend, I took a patriotic spin for the ribbon and tag. A gift we can all enjoy together while making memories. And, who doesn't love to eat watermelon on a beautiful summer day!?

And finally, look at this other fabulous idea found via Pink and Green Mama via Pinterest... we will definitely be doing this on Monday! The kids will love it!


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