Archive for July, 2013

Let’s Celebrate: 4th of July

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The 4th of July is just two days away, and we have a bit of a stars and stripes fever over here at Ibox as we get ready for the holiday!  There’s so many things to celebrate on the 4th of July – from our freedom and independence to living in the land of freedom and expression.  As you get ready to celebrate our independence this week, take a few suggesions from the pros and make sure that your week is filled with fun, patriotic decor, red, white and blue outfits and of course, fireworks!

We started our Tuesday out this morning by doing our first-ever google plus hangout on air!  Lauren and I, (the DIY Divas), did a tutorial on DIY Paper Poms, as well as edible sparklers for the 4th of July.  There’s plenty of party tips on decorating your home for your 4th of July party, from poms and sweet treats to flag vases, mason jars, chalkboard frames and more!

Click here to checkout our hangout: 4th of July G+ Hangout On Air

If you’re looking to put a little sparkle in your step for this patriotic holiday, make sure you sport your reds, whites and blues, with this outfit inspiration from Polyvore.  This fun collection features a navy and white polka dotted shirt paired with classic blue jeans and Aviators.  Girl-up your outfit with a classy red watch, floral earrings, a pair of red shoes and a dressy handbag.  If it gets a little cool, keep a white sweater handy to complete the look.

When setting the scene for your 4th of July party, the options are not only easy, but they’re also endless.  You can go vintage, bringing old southern traditions to light with classic our country vintage flag designs and decor or add a little contemporary edge with fun 4th of July printables and modern tableware.  Below we’ve greated a fourth of July collage for you, which will inspire some awesome party ideas for this Thursday.  Which ideas will inspire you?  From running around like you did as a kid with sparklers to dressing up your party table with flag-wrapped twizzlers or sipping on a delicious patriotic cocktail you’ve got the perfect ideas for a fun-filled event.  Be sure to serve up plenty of tasty BBQ treats at your party, including famous BBQ ribs and chicken, classic hotdogs with ketchup, mustard and pickles and a sugary sweet blueberry or strawberry cupcake.  Finish your dinner with a fun watermelon star for a refreshing finish.

sparklers ~ bbq ~ twizzlers ~ cupcakes ~ classic hotdogs ~ watermelon ~ pretzels ~ patriotic cocktail