I originally shared this post on Pizzazzerie as a part of their 4th of July celebration.
Today I’m sharing a little red, white and blue inspiration for your next 4th of July celebration. When I think about July 4th I’m drawn to the idea of old fashioned celebrations, parades, sparklers and of course pie! So I decided to create a Red, White and Pie 4th of July celebration.
The inspiration for this party was of course the 4th of July red, white and blue, but I also wanted to capture the essence of an old fashioned celebration in the park complete with homemade ice cream, boxed lunches, carnival games and of course lots and lots of pie!
I used my mom’s old wooden ironing board and my childhood kitchen cupboard to display the desserts. I served a variety of homemade and store bought pies. There were full size cherry, apple, peach and triple berry pies for guest to enjoy. As well as mini cherry, apple and blueberry pies.
I used an old family recipe and made blueberry tassies with a dollop of whipped cream. And for another vareity of pie my mom helped me make sweet cherry turnovers.
You can’t have pie without ice cream and nothing beats homemade ice cream. I remember rolling the tin can at family reunions to make sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream and thought it would not only be a fun activity for the kids, but the perfect compliment to our sweet desserts. I used small ice cream cups and wooden spoons to serve the ice cream.
We packed a picnic lunch and placed each one in small boxes I embellished with scrapbook paper, 4th of July tags and each person’s name.
To top of the celebration I planned fun games and activities for the kids, including a pie eating contest, tug-o-war, ring toss and “Knock Em’ Down” ball toss.
Do from Piggy Bank Partiescreated the sweetest little pie favor box for our guest to pack up a slice of pie before heading home.
My family had lots of fun at this little Red, White and Pie celebration and I hope you enjoyed it too!
Want to plan your own 4th of July celebration? Invite guest to a local park and encourage everyone to bring a picnic and pie to share. Make homemade ice cream and keep kids entertained with lots of simple and fun carnival games. Thanks for letting me share my party inspiration with you today. Come visit me at Giggles Galore and join me on Facebook for more party inspiration and fun.