Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Monthly Meet Up - Fourth of July!!

Hey everyone!  It's the first Thursday of the month, that means it's time for the Monthly Meet Up!!

Please join my co-host Marie and myself and post about any and all things Fourth of July!!  You can come back and post all month long - recipes, crafts, activities, gifts, etc.

Not only do we want this to be a great opportunity for you to gain some awesome, creative ideas from other bloggers, but we also want this to be a great networking tool as well.  So please, grab a cup of coffee, tea, water, vodka (we won't judge) or whatever you fancy and party with us.  It will be fun!! 
First thing is first.  Just like anything fun, we've gotta have some rules.  Ours are short and sweet:
  • Link back to us - copy and paste our linky button on your post - we want your friends to join in the fun too!
  • Follow us!  We'd love to connect with you, and you to connect with each other!
  • We challenge you - visit, comment and follow at least four other partiers.  Are you up for the challenge?
  • By posting, you give us permission to feature an image or post on our blog(s).  We'll always give you credit and post links back, don't you worry!
Easy enough, right!?  So, grab our button, link up, and par-tay!!!

 About a month ago, I took a trip to Target and found some ah-dorable 4th of July decorations in their dollar bins.
Yes.  In their dollar bins!
This is one holiday that I basically have no decorations for.  I didn't decorate much in our old house because we just didn't have the space for it.  But now?  Bring it on, baby!!
For just $5 and a few things I had on hand, I was able to decorate our mantle. 
 Five dollars!!
Check it out!

 First up, is this cute little sign.  They had a few different ones to pick from, but this one was my favorite.  That little Beanie Baby was my only 4th of July decoration up until this year.
 They had a few different patriotic buckets.  I loved the white ones for candle holders.  They would be awesome for an outdoor party.  You could put them on every table or even line a walkway with them. 
Lastly, I picked up some American Flag buckets as well.  We have a lot of small flags from random places - parades, picnics, etc.  I put some sand (you could use rocks too) in the bottom and stuck a couple flags in each one.  Voila!  These would make cute silverware holders for a cookout.
 One other item I found in the dollar bin was this cute bowl. 
 It says it's oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.  Oh, the possibilities!!  You could do personal little cakes, use it for dips, snacks, so many things!  I just put it on our Lazy Susan - looks nice with my red vase I got on clearance at Kohl's ;)
There you have it!  How do you decorate for 4th of July?  We'd love to see!!
And, don't forget, this party lasts all month long!  So, please, come back, link up and tell us all about the fun and festivities you'll be having this weekend to celebrate!
~ Sara :)

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