July Fourth in December party
You?ve heard of the Christmas in July sales and such. Well, my daughter?s birthday is December first so for her birthday one year we did a July Fourth in December party.
We set up a shallow inflatable pool in the garage, added a couple of space heaters, and decorated the place in red, white and blue. Snagged a few poppers and sparklers of the internet along with a bunch of fountains.
The fountains looked really spectacular against the snowy background and with the sun setting so early the kids didn?t have to stay up late. We served hotdogs and lemon aid for a snack, and of course, the requisite cake and ice cream.
The crowning jewel was the piñata. No, it isn?t exactly a fourth of July thing, but to us it felt like a summer activity. We bought the piñata online and then ran by the hardware store.
I used foam pipe insulation and duct tape to make a piñata shaped object and then covered it with a couple of layers of paper mache. We gave them the dummy piñata first.
They wailed on that thing for over an hour till we finally gave in and brought out the real thing. And they all went home and straight to bed to all the parents delight.