For many years we hosted our family, our relatives, our relative’s relatives, neighbors, friends, children’s friends, and sometimes a few people we’d never laid eyes on for a big Fourth of July bash. Not this year.
We’re taking it on the road!
The guest list has been pared down to children and/or their spouse or very significant other :). The basket is packed. The plates are plastic or melamine. The napkins are Hobby Lobby kerchiefs. Even the blue hydrangeas and red geraniums are cooperating.
The flatware from the dollar store is already bundled with festive ribbon and packed in a bucket.
Even the Kitchen Aid mixer is taking the day off! Cookies are from the Kroger bakery. I’ll be serving homemade pimiento cheese with Triscuits or Wheat Thins, fried chicken and potato salad from the deli, and fresh fruit.
I did make a couple of loaves of homemade bread this weekend…all wrapped and ready to go. Actually one of these went to my new neighbor to welcome them to the neighborhood.
There will be plenty of iced tea with fresh mint and lemon. I’m anticipating that a good time will be had by all…mostly the host and hostess. This year we’re celebrating a little less Independence Day and a lot more freedom!!! Happy Fourth of July to you and yours and may God bless America!
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Click on the TT button on my sidebar to join the party! Don’t forget to say hello…I appreciate your visit :)