So I already posted on the “crafty” side of our 4th of July, now it’s time to highlight my husband’s mad skillz in the explosives side! ;) We asked each guest to bring a firework…here’s our final stash! Holy moly! Look at the guys admiring… We started out with sparklers, the snaps, and smoke bombs.
(which wasn’t scary at all with 10 toddlers running around!) The kids were amazed with just these! We started around 8:15, which is early for our area when it doesn’t get dark until nearly 9, but with the kids, it worked great! Here are some of us coordinating throwing our “snaps” at the same time…Oooing and ahhhing at smoke bombs…Here’s a picture of Cooper getting his first “lesson”…We brought out a bucket with sand in it for the kids to stick their sparklers in once they went out. Then, the men brought out the BIG fireworks. Overall, the kids LOVED them!
Here are some shots of our guests enjoying the show… Lots of kids covered there ears throughout the evening. The picture below was one of my favorite shots of the evening..precious! Here’s me watching with my two bundles of joy…Such all-American fun captured in this shot… I love this one of my husband and my dad admiring their handiwork… My Life Lesson for this post (that I will CONSTANTLY be learning), is sit back and enjoy life! This party turned out pretty fantastic if I do say so myself, and I loved every minute of planning! HOWEVER, my ultimate goal with each shindig I throw, is that my guests would have FUN and that they would feel relaxed and at home. I think that shows in these pictures… To all you fellow party throwers…make sure you’re having fun (and your guests)! If you’re not, it’s NOT worth it! No matter how gorgeous your party looks. =)
With that said…happy party-ing! I find it truly enjoyable and fulfilling.