Leg Warmers & Last Minute 4th of July Ideas!

Last Minute 4th of July ideas from atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there were two little girls. They spent their days in an imaginary world. Sometimes they were on the prairie collecting eggs and doing daily battle with Nellie Olsen. Other days they were Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Robes became capes and knee socks did double duty as the most fabulous boots in the universe. And every 4th of July they locked the door to their bedroom where they conspired and practiced before pulling on their leotards and leg warmers.   … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Beverage Stand

4th of July beverage station

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm officially declaring this the summer of kids movie theme songs getting stuck in my head. Just when I start to think that I've finally buried them deep enough in the recesses of my mind something will come along and just yank it back out again and I'm fairly certain that 'Let it Go' and 'Everything is Awesome' will haunt me for the rest of my life. And I now have a whole new … [Read more...]

Bandana Rosette 4th of July Shirt

How to make a bandana rosette 4th of July shirt

I have to be completely honest with you. Technically this is supposed to be a 5 Minute Craft. And it totally would have been. Except I received an invitation to a tea party from a little girl who was trying to teach manners to her brother who was pretending to be a cheetah. I don't ask questions. I just GO! Wouldn't you? But, if you didn't have to attend a tea party with a cheetah who kept being reprimanded for burping out loud and not holding up his pinkie finger/paw when … [Read more...]

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

It's time for another Take Five: Five Minute Craft! One of the most frugal and fun ways to decorate your table for the summer holidays is using recycled bottles! The options are endless with the myriad of paint colors and craft supplies available. I chose a classic patriotic “red, white and blue” color scheme for my recycled bottle centerpiece! This little centerpiece project couldn’t be easier to make,  I was able to whip this up for a patriotic tablescape in no time! … [Read more...]

Last Minute 4th of July Decor & Recipes!

Last Minute 4th of July Decor and Recipes atthepicketfence.com

Don't you just love it when kids are singing "My Country Tis of Thee" and they say "sweet land of 'liver'ty"? Or when they are saying the Pledge of Allegiance and instead of indivisible they say invisible? There is nothing quite like watching a child develop a sense of patriotism and pride in their nation and no time is that more true than on the 4th of July! This holiday is about being together with family and friends and celebrating the freedoms we are so blessed to have. And it should also … [Read more...]

Recycled Patriotic Party Ideas for the 4th of July

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece1 from www.atthepicketfence.com

How often do we find ourselves wanting to host a fun summer party, but we are intimidated by the cost and the preparation?!  I love to gather friends and family together on warm summer afternoons and evenings, but I don't like the  idea of spending all day preparing food and drinks and a lot of money on decorating. Summer gatherings do NOT have to be expensive or time consuming! Why not let your food and beverages set the tone for your party color scheme! Use large galvanized buckets to cool … [Read more...]

A Picket Fence 4th of July!

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers from At The Picket Fence

Can you tell how much we LOVE celebrating our nation’s Birthday?!!As we are busily preparing to enjoy this holiday with family and friends, we thought we would do a recap of all of our 4th of July Projects we have shared with you over the last couple of weeks. Some of them are so simple that you could still get them done in time for your own celebrations!So, let’s take a look back at A Picket Fence 4th of July!“4th of July Jello Firecracker Shots”“Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers”“Tissue Paper … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Décor on a Budget

Oh, Target.I am drawn to you like a moth to a flame and yet I so often find myself “zapped” when I get to the check-out line and see how much I managed to spend. So, when I saw that you had some 4th of July themed packages of tissue paper in your $1 bins I rejoiced and may or may not have done a little jig right then and there.My kids love it when I do that in public! Of course, as usual, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with this awesome deal.Enter Pinterest. God bless it…oh, and … [Read more...]

Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots!

Fourth of July Fire Cracker Jello Shots (kid and adult version) from www.atthepicketfence.com

  Nothing screams party like a jello shot and these easy to make Firecracker 4th of July Jello Shots are no exception! I've always had an obsession with firecrackers.  I know they aren't pretty or sparkly, they're more dangerous and scary, which could be say something about my inner firecracker gal. Maybe it’s the thrill of lighting them and then hoping you can run fast and far enough before they go off.  As a kid we used to light whole packs of them at once…awww, c’mon I know I’m … [Read more...]

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers!

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecracker Craft

Sisss! Boom! Pop!!Who doesn't love fireworks!?! They are hands-down my favorite part of 4th of July celebrations! Our neighbors are firework distributors and they have the most amazing show you've ever seen right across from our house! I wanted to recreate my own fireworks show to put on display and what better way than with the now infamous pool noodle! Here's the super easy tutorial!Supplies:pool noodlescrapbook paper of your choice (the large size)4th of July spray picks (Hobby Lobby .99 each … [Read more...]