What is it about swimming that makes people sooo hungry? We celebrate the 4th with a swimming party, and our grandchildren swim for awhile, then they want to eat for awhile; swim again; eat again, and the cycle continues into the night.
They love sugary snacks, but fortunately, they also like healthier snacks, so that’s what I try to provide. I used a red, white, and blue quilt for a table covering.
I used two casserole dishes inside my patriotic wagon. The first casserole holds a bag of ice.
It helps keep the cheese and cherry tomatoes in the second casserole from getting too warm.
An animal cracker cookie jar holds crackers for the cheese.
A shaker with plain salt and a shaker with cheese salt are for the popcorn. Those are my Moda Home melamine snack/dessert plates.
Apples, waiting to be sliced when someone wants one, and star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also part of the snack menu.
Chefs hold up a bowl of grapes.
Instead of putting candy in the candy dispensers, I’ve filled them with whole grain graham bears and Fruit Loops cereal.
When I took these photos, I hadn’t been to the store to get the vegetables and ingredients for the dip that will go on top of the cake stand.
They won’t drink plain water, but they will drink Kool-Aid. The problem is that they all want a different flavor. I love these little Kool Aid flavors that you squirt into a bottle of water. They can each have their own favorite.
When I married my sweetheart, almost 45 years ago, I drove him crazy wanting to stop at yard sales, but I’ve ruined him. He now stops at yard sales even when I’m not with him! When he was campaigning in six counties, he spotted someone selling this commercial popcorn popper. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw what he brought home! (Of course, the night that he left home to campaign and came home with a puppy shocked me even more! Our marriage is still full of surprises.)
I put bags of popcorn in these plastic popcorn boxes, so they won’t fall over while they are keeping warm inside the popcorn popper.
Flag decals turn brown paper bags into patriotic popcorn servers.
This is the final day of the red, white, and blue blog celebration. I’m so happy to have been a part of this. You really need to take the time to go see all 16 of the participating blogs. These bloggers provided some amazing red, white, and blue inspiration. You will find all of the links below.
Thank you for coming to celebrate the red, white, and blue with me. laurie