Summer is in full swing over here, and The Fourth of July is one of our favorite days of summer! Our family goes all out for our 4th of July celebration, and there’s something about this holiday that really brings out our festive sides.
We had a wonderful day of time spent together, and made lots of memories this Independence Day! Summertime and celebrating The 4th takes me back to childhood and brings back all of the nostalgia. It’s such a joy to watch my kiddos make their own memories, and to now be in the role where I get to bring the magic!
Mamas, we pour our hearts into these moments to make them extra special, we have to remember to take a moment to soak it all in. To be a part of the fun, to get in front of the camera from time to time, and to live in the moment as much as possible! Our kids will hold on tight to the memories where we are present with them.
This holiday, we brought out our best red white and blue gear! We didn’t wear matching outfits, but instead coordinated with all things patriotic. Even our pups wore Stars and Stripes
We went to our town’s 4th of July parade, and celebration, complete with face painting for the kiddos, a super cute patriotic photo backdrop, Yummy food and treats and more! We ended our night with a mesmerizing fireworks display. The look in my kiddos’ eyes says it all. We spent so many happy and full hours outside, living our best summer lives! Such a sweet holiday, I hope that yours was too, friends!
A little checklist to save for next year, of some must-do ideas for a fabulous Fourth!
+ Red, white, and blue gear! +
Check your closet before shopping, you might find that you have fun pieces to mix and match! Then you can add in holiday specific things with 4th of July celebration quotes.
+ Go to your local or closest parade +
Such sweet memories, and truly nostalgic Americana vibes!
+ Make backyard BBQ favorites! +
Hot dogs, burgers, pasta salad, sliced watermelon — stock up on all of the yummy summer foods! Search for 4th of July celebration ideas.
+ Add in some water fun, pool time, sprinklers, water balloons, a dip in the lake +
Whatever water fun you have nearby, enjoy some time cooling off and making memories!
+ Grab sparklers and s’mores ingredients for after dark! +
+ Find a great spot to watch the 4th of July celebration fireworks! +
The perfect end to your day.
+ Mamas, get in the photos! +
We tend to always be behind the camera, don’t miss out on getting into the pics with your kiddos!
+ Take candid photos. +
These are really special. You’re sure to grab some posed photos, don’t forget to snap some of the BBQ in action, or your kiddos running through the sprinkler together!
+ Take videos too! +
Like photos come to life, I love taking videos throughout the day, so that we always have them to look back on.
+ Don’t forget to print your favorites! +
With everything being right inside of our phones now, it’s easy to forget to print. Make this a priority, even sweet little photo books are lovely to look back on.
I hope that you each had a wonderful holiday and that your summer has been relaxing and fun!