Pete’s family takes Fourth of July very seriously. When we first started dating, I remember the first Fourth I spent with him in Chicago. His small town really goes all out- there is a parade with local veterans, the high school drill teams, and the whole town comes out and lines the streets. It seems like every house is having a bar-b-q and it all just feels very American in the best way.
This year we will be celebrating with friends and their kids at our farm, and I am really feeling festive. We are grilling, swimming, having field day races, and watching an outdoor movie. I already stocked the farm with some fun Fourth-themed ‘cessories that I shot last weekend for our Fourth of July edit– we also did a practice run on some of the recipes we are cooking that I will share next. Specifically the pimento cheese pinwheels which are a holiday celebration unto themselves.
We ordered those red, white and blue lawn chairs after reading about the company in Garden & Gun. They will be perfect for watching our outdoor movie- we are thinking Space Jam because the kids haven’t seen it, but if y’all have any suggestions for a more 4th of July themed movie, let me know. I am obsessed with the firework cocktail napkins, and my festive new bather- oh! And we are going to be making popsicles. I don’t know who will enjoy it more, me or the kids.
- Watermelon Float 2. Candy-Striped Turkish Towels 3. Lawn Chairs 4. Bunch o Balloons 5. Striped Bathing Suit 6. Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen 7. Red Cooler 8. Firework Cocktail Napkins ** Baby You’re a Firework Hand Towel
All images Bailey McCarthy for Biscuit Home