Staying Home For The Fourth? Here’s What You Need For The Perfect Party.

More and more, it’s looking like our family will be enjoying a backyard Fourth of July this year. With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Dallas and our favorite neighborhood parade canceled, I’m going to do what moms do best … find creative ways to make fun memories right at home. Here are some of the goods I’m considering purchasing for the occasion.

Cute, Festive Clothes

For Mom:
Old Navy Maxi Sundress

For Girls:
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Hope & Henry Swing Dress

For Boys:
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Hope & Henry Red and Blue Seersucker Shorts

Little Kids Swimwear:
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Hope & Henry Navy Swimsuit

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Boys Old Navy Swim Trunks

In Case You Run An Errand:

Old Navy Patriotic Masks


Decor and Entertainment

I love this beautiful cloth tablecloth! Imagine it with blue hydrangeas or daisies and a big pitcher of lemonade.

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Or try this plastic patriotic tablecloth for easy clean-up.

My dad has the real “vintage” version of this Classic Coca-Cola Cooler, and there’s nothing like pulling an ice-cold, glass-bottled Coke from it.

Flags, flags and more flags!

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Sun Squad Wet N’ Wild Mega Melon Jumbo Sprinkler brings HUGE fun!

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Remind your children of the reason for the celebration with “The 4th of July Story.”

Decorate your bikes, your ceilings, your tables and more with patriotic crepe paper streamers.

Something for the baby: “Corduroy’s 4th of July” book

Williams-Sonoma Candies (fun for decoration!)

A fun read-aloud: “The Story of America’s Birthday”

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The pool is even more fun with this GIANT, five-foot pool float.


Surprise everyone with an outdoor movie using the Vankyo Leisure 430 Outdoor Projector.

“This Is America Charlie Brown” covers the Mayflower, the Constitution, the Wright Brothers, NASA, the transcontinental railroad, great inventors, the presidency, the Smithsonian, American music and heroes.

Have the kids quiz Mom and Dad with this fun Trivia Game and see who wins!

This Berenstain Bears “God Bless Our Country” book reminds us that our freedoms are a blessing.


Decorate everyone’s bicycles with these fun streamers and go for a morning ride to begin the day.

My oldest son is always asking me to quiz him from this “America: The Quiz” book.

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My children love the “Liberty’s Kids” TV series, originally on PBS, that teaches about the happenings of The Revolutionary War through the eyes of two young reporters, who are working for Benjamin Frankin’s newspaper.


If you’re in Dallas, call ahead to order a yummy barbecue dinner from One 90 Smoked Meats.

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Another delicious option is a dinner from the famous Salt Lick BBQ, shipped frozen to you.

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Make fro-yo at home with the Cuisinart Soft-Serve Ice Cream Maker

… and use these fun sprinkles!

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Or if you’d rather have shaved ice, try the Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine. This kit comes with the shaved ice machine, three syrups, cups, straws and ice molds.

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The Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker is fun and fast way for kids to make ice cream instantly!

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