One of my favorite new-to-me traditions on the 4th of July is capturing unique photos of fireworks. Ever since I can remember, both as a child and as a parent, I have spent July 4th watching fireworks. We usually head a few miles away to the County Fairgrounds, where they put on quite an impressive show. We bring blankets, a cooler with drinks and snacks, and we relax as we wait for the sky to be decorated with colors and lights.
It’s one of our favorite nights of the year.
I always dress myself and my kids in as much red, white, and blue as we can find, but half the time we end up wearing something like this:
Rain on Independence Day stinks.
Another one of the challenges I face every 4th of July is dealing with the cries from my kids. There are always an abundance of vendors at the Fairgrounds selling American flags, glow sticks, patriotic hats, and other July 4th memoribilia…..and every year (unless Grandpa happens to be along) I tell my kids that the $6 glow sticks and $15 hats (times five kids) are too much for me.
I’m not sure why I never thought about preparing my family with costumes and props ahead of time from Costume Supercenter. I know we’d be the envy of the Fairgrounds if we arrived with matching hats and flags. Or maybe CandyMan could go as Abraham Lincoln and I could show up as the Statue of Liberty. I have a feeling we’d be as popular as the fireworks.
Or maybe we could just stay home or pool-side and throw an intimate Hawaiian Luau party instead. I’ll just tell you one thing for sure….I would not be wearing the coconut bra.
What do you do with your family to make Independence Day special?
Note: this is a sponsored post through Broadcast Bloggers, but the thoughts and experiences are my own.
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