If your little one is born on the 4th of July, then this historic American celebration of Independence is quite a fitting theme!
Andrew’s mommy, Celeste, simplified the idea of 4th of July with stars and stripes, keeping to the red, white and blue colour scheme. Serving blueberry pancakes with berry smoothies, is a genuis idea and it matched the colours perfectly – plus how doesn’t like pancakes!
She shares all the fun details with us and we think her age appropriate party packs were ideal for the little ones, how cute are those linen bags?
We opted for a relaxed day at home with friends and family, enjoying good food and great company.
For decor, I kept my eyes open at our local arts and crafts shop, Her Annies, deciding to commit to one main decor centrepiece: hanging simple star bunting across the ceiling. It was incredibly striking yet super simple to do. I bought the bunting ready made and we fastened them to the cornice with pins. Other than that, I made pinwheels that doubled up as an arts and crafts decorating activity later on for the older kids.
The cake was something I outsourced, a delicious dark chocolate and salted caramel cake with a buttercream frosting. It was divine, and not a single piece was wasted.
For treats, my very talented neigbour made macarons (always a firm favourite, especially when made right) while I made chocolate and Marie Biscuit fudge. I am a firm believer in serving one or two AMAZING treats, making sure they taste perfect and that there is plenty to go around.
For the kids, I made berry smoothies as well as blueberry and almond pancakes to snack on.
Seeing as this was a winter party, homemade soup seemed like the perfect dish to serve for both kids and adults. My mom and I each made a soup, whilst my mother in law brought along fresh bread for everyone.
Each of the kids also received an age appropriate “party pack”, rattles for the babies, some yoghurt drops and teething biscuits for the littles, while the older kids got a pack that included the Marie biscuit fudge, some Chuckles and macarons.
For drinks we kept it simple again, trying to stick to the colour scheme where possible, but at the end of the day the coffee machine proved to be most popular!
A friend of ours documented the day with a beautiful video, whilst we also had a photographer on hand to capture the candid moments of the day. This was where most of my budget was spent, an expense well worth every penny.”