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.
They would gather together everyone in the house, carefully pull the album from it’s cover and place it on the record player. The needle would be placed on exactly the right line on the record and soon Neil Diamond’s voice would fill the room as the little girls moved and grooved to ‘They’re Coming to America’ all the while knowing that it was only a matter of time before a scout for ‘Star Search’ was knocking on their door! 😉
While we might not be pulling on leg warmers again anytime soon, that doesn’t mean we don’t still like to celebrate the 4th of July in grand style!
But, here’s the thing, we want to spend our time enjoying the festivities rather than stressing out over the food and decor. Don’t you feel that way too?
So, here are some of our favorite Last-Minute 4th of July ideas that are so easy that we you might even have time left over to work on your dance routine!
4th of July Jello Firecracker Shots
Bandana Rosettes 4th of July Shirt
Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers
Recycled Patriotic Bottles Centerpiece
We hope you have a truly wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend sweet friends and who knows, maybe we’ll have to pull on those leg warmers and dust off our moves sometime soon for you! 😉
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Okay, who was Wonder Woman and who was Super Girl! What a cute story!!! Thanks for all the easy last minute ideas for the 4th weekend! xo
At The Picket Fence says
LOL Yvonne!! Heather was Super Girl and I was Wonder Woman! And of course we had to wear the under-roos (remember those?) that went with our designated super hero! 😉 Thanks for stopping by friend and have a blessed 4th of July!
Melody @ MarketingwithMojo.com says
You two are so cute. Love the tshirt and jello idea! My husband would be shocked if I did anything that fun food wise for the 4th! So cute!
Joanne Boulter says
Great 4th IDEAS!
Thanx for sharing!
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Nancy Sharp says
This brought back many memories of my daughters. They would get together with their cousins ( many, many girls) and put on a big production every summer. We have some funny videos to prove it.
My best friend of over 30 years and I did a dance to the same Neil Diamond song in the early 80’s! We acted out every word we could and laughed like lunatics!
heather maclean says
I just discovered your wonderful blog. I have enjoyed reading over 2 hours of posts! Little funny note, My name is Heathere Danae( yes with an e) and I have a younger sister named Vanessa Lynne Love your blogs thanks ladies. Heathere
Hey Vanessa I was always Wonder Women too LOL 🙂 Love that tee with the rosettes so cute!! Happy 4th girls!!
Ooops I meant Woman!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Loved reading your story!! …now leg warmers remind me of the “Flash Dance Movie”… and always wished I could do those dance moves in those leg warmers and the off the shoulder sweat shirts…ha!..not gonna happen!…
Have loved all of your 4th of July recipes and decor!…Have a most wonderful and safe 4th with your families!!!
The jello idea is so cute!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
Haha – I think I wore out our Neil Diamond album and that song when I was growing up. I still know every word.
I hope you both had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! xoxo