The true test of 4th of July fashion for me is whether or not we can wear the pieces again. I am all about getting festive and dressing for a theme if I know its a long term investment instead of going in the donate bin. Here’s cute pieces for the whole fam – not necessarily to be worn together, but great starts to Patriotic outfits! Happy FRYDAY!!
You all know we’ve been focusing on easy Summertime ideas to make the mornings (or afternoons, depending on when your down time is) special and not so “I’m so bored!” Raleigh is napping three times a day still (oof!) so we have lots of downtime at home and I am basically stringing these ideas together for my own sanity.So today’s idea is just a few extra steps on your regular breakfast routine, but the boys loved it!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Their favorite yogurt, bowls of toppings, a special breakfast munching area.
TOPPING IDEAS: granola, chopped fruit, honey, chia, seeds or nuts, dried fruit, and to make it extra special – candy! Yep that’s right you’re gonna roll with it just this once. We don’t even feel bad because we used Black Forest’s Organic Gummy Bears and Sour Heads (check out their huge assortment of organic dummies here! SO awesome. TeePee Joy sent us this classic red teepee with tiny stars which we love and let the boys eat in (which we don’t normally do so that is a party in itself, ha!) You can actually design your own custom teepee here as well!
Happy Summer guys, you’re doing awesome!
Our girl Mari Spiker (@marispiker) is living the NYC dream with her husband and two kids on the Upper West Side – follow her and be prepared to drool! She threw THE most darling party for her 4 year old Will (hi Nora and Will!!) and we begged her to let us post it. It’s our lucky day!! Ready to check it out?
Invitations:Mari is a stylist and made this incredible cardboard city scape with boxes and spray paint, so you’re on your own for that amazingness, but she’s sharing all her purchasable sources with us too, which is so kind!The backdrop banner and poster design are by @laurenashleyclementsThis custom Piñata by @tinipinatas:They had such a quintessential City Kid Party with pretzels and graphic lettering everywhere you turn. Face Painting which always reminds me of You’ve Got Mail. 😉 She did such a good job creating a theme simply by compounding elements of ABCs throughout! Details like the most mini ABC Sprinkles for the cake found here:The cutest Letter Sandwiches using these cookie cutters:This ABC Chalk she bagged up as favors from Etsy Shop LSCreationStation:ABC cookies found at Trader Joe’sThiBe sure and follow her on Instagram @marispiker and check out her site here. If you have any questions for her she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org She has even more info and images from the party from her blog post here as well.
One of our favorite Summer activities is to pull out our projector and watch a movie outside! Drive-ins are hard to come by where we live but this is just as good, if not better because A. Free B. You’re near your fridge for endless snacks! We teamed up with Coleman to create the comfiest drive-in movie today and we’re happy to report that Target carries all of these items! If you use Target’s Cartwheel app you’ll get $10 off a purchase of $49 or more, too! Pretty sweet! Okay, onto the drive-in!Back the car into the driveway and project the movie onto the garage! It provides a nice flat white surface and doesn’t blow away.If you’re a renter you can use the side of your building easily, too! We use a projector we grabbed online and have loved it! Then inflate that air mattress and stick in your car or truck bed! This one is from Coleman’s Double High line and it is so comfortable! This is tried and true for camping, too!Pop that popcorn, grab your soda and snuggle into your sleeping bag and you’re set! This sleeping bag is Coleman’s CozyFoot 40 Degree Bag which has fleece lining in the foot area so its 25% warmer than the standard bag! Our feet are always freezing in our sleeping bags so we were excited to grab this bag and give our feet some extra warmth!
Do you have any family fun that seems to only happen in the Summer? We can’t wait for more movies, campfires, BBQing and lots of time cozy in these sleeping bags.