4th of July

My friends joke that I will use any excuse to have a celebration. I love celebrating everything…from the small, insignificant events in life to patriotic holidays! There is nothing I love more than red, white, blue, and stripes (which is evident from my wardrobe and overabundance of striped shirts…my last count was around 20!)

I decided to host a 4th of July party this year and my wonderful mom sent me a huge box of patriotic items! She included plates, napkins, flags, wall hangings, star necklaces, bracelets, and an assortment of other USA items. I’m not ashamed to admit that I wore every single clothing item she sent me!

It was great to get my friends together to celebrate this holiday. About half of us were American and the other half hailed from Canada, other European countries, Asia, and of course, the token Brit. Because the 4th of July wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a Brit there to make fun of throughout the day. He said that it only took me a minute and 13 seconds to make my first “the USA beat British” joke. haha!

It was potluck style and we had so much yummy food! Apple pie, cake, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, watermelon, fruit salad, chips, etc.Β I might have slightly overestimated how much everyone could eat because I bought 48 hot dogs for about 15 people!

Thanks to all my wonderful friends who showed up to celebrate this holiday with me! :)

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerWe stuck this flag in the cake and sang “Happy Birthday” to the USA

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerHow awesome is my mom and all her amazing finds for me?!

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With Wagner4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerI made that cake! So proud of myself!

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerUmmm, anyone want a hot dog?

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerThis watermelon (which may or may not have been spiked with vodka) was a hit!

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With Wagner4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With Wagner4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerThese guys are the best :)

4th of July 2014 via Wayfaring With WagnerThese girls are my favorite!

I hope wherever you are in the world, you had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

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