The older I get, the more I can relate to things my parents used to do or say.
Like, anytime anyone came over to our house, my mom would always go on a cleaning frenzy (which we kids always got roped into joining), while I’d be all, “Grandma is NOT going to notice that the second floor bathroom is clean—she probably won’t even step foot on the second floor!”
Today, of course, I do the exact same thing. And I finally get it: it doesn’t matter who’s coming over or what floors they may or may not access—we just needed to clean anyway.
I also used to make fun of my mom for going way overboard on party planning. There were always so many little touches I didn’t think anyone would notice, and it all just seemed like a lot of work for very little payoff.
But I’m starting to understand that, too. Who cares about utility, and who cares what the guests think—it’s just so dang fun.
So I’ve been putzing around the internet, thinking about this little holiday we have coming up, and I couldn’t resist sharing a few of the highly-unnecessary yet so-dang-fun party accessories I’ve seen.
(The link includes the flag printable.)
What would we do without strawberries and blueberries on the 4th? Seriously, if those two fruits didn’t exist, no one would have any clue what to eat on this day. Just take any old food, berry it up, and bam—FESTIVE!
(This wasn’t actually DIY-ed on the blog—it just looks like it could be.)
These are the times when I look at my son and say, “Why are you so young? Be older!”
Live Writer (the program I use to blog) doesn’t think “krispie” is a word. That needs to change.
With angel food cake! I always forget about that stuff.
The name alone sold me.
Toss in some white chocolate chips and it will blow your guests’ MINDS.
Are you making anything fun for the 4th?
It’ll be quiet on the blog tomorrow (we’re heading out of town for a long weekend), but stop back Friday for another post about ChiRunning—this time, from the makers of ChiRunning themselves! Not something you want to miss.