4th of July Food Ideas

Treat day in the office! These are some of our favorite days to see what our co-workers can craft up in the kitchen. This treat day was themed red, white and blue in honor of the upcoming holiday, Independence Day. Here are a few of our 4th of July food ideas that are easy to make and add to the colorful decor!

1. Layered Drinks: to achieve this look fill your cup with ice and pour in lemonade, fruit punch and Gatorade. Be sure to pour slowly and you can read more information here. Add a fun straw to top it off!
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2. American Flag Dip: this idea is easy to do as well! Cut up red peppers to make stripes, add humus to be the white stripes, and blue corn chips for the blue area. Such a fun and patriotic idea your guests will adore.
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4th of July Party Ideas

It’s like you can you smell the charcoal burning already. The 4th of July will be here before you know it and we wanted to share with you some of our favorite 4th of July party ideas that you could incorporate into this year’s gathering.

Start with a bright and colorful party invitation to set the mood and excitement for your guests. Pear Tree has a variety of party invitations for that work perfect for the 4th of July. And, remember, you can change colors on lots of our invites to be red, white and blue, just look for the color wheel next to the product image.
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There are lots of festive 4th of July party decoration ideas. These are some of our favorites that are pretty simple for you to do, but add the perfect touch! You can learn more about these ideas by reading: Vintage Celebration and Picnic by the Lake or download our free 4th of July party printables!Here are some of @peartreegreet favorite 4th of July party ideas! #4thofJuly #partyideas #4thofJulyprintable Here are some of @peartreegreet favorite 4th of July party ideas! #4thofJuly #partyideas #4thofJulyprintable Continue reading

Pear Tree Summer Picnic

We had a blast throwing this fun picnic for our team members and families! There is no better way to spend time with your favorite people than outside on a beautiful day. A trendy striped straw was the inspiration for the Sip Something Cool party invitation as well as the inspiration for our picnic ideas. We used fun and bright colors to make a balloon backdrop for our candy bar (a big hit with the Pear Tree kids) and a fabric backdrop for our photo booth (a big hit with the Pear Tree grownups, as you can see!)

The usual picnic fare of burgers, chips and salads satisfied kids and adults, but the kids especially loved the dessert/candy bar where they could fill a small favor bag with their favorite candies for dessert.
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Pear Tree Summer Picnic
Pear Tree Summer Picnic
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Movie Night Birthday Party

My good friend Marni enlisted my help for her daughter’s 5th birthday party. As the mom of two boys, it was so much fun to be involved in the planning of a GIRL party! Since her birthday is in the summer we wanted to find something fun to do outdoors, and we landed on doing an outdoor movie night. Her daughter loves movies, especially at movie theaters, so we wanted to bring that experience to their backyard.

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We found the perfect invitation, Glowing Affair Photo Trifold Party Invitations, which gave us the flexibility to change colors, fonts and text so we could make it fit our theme. We changed the main text to read, “IT’S SHOWTIME!” For the photo we had a little mini photo session with the perfect prop, popcorn. Pretty sure Gwyneth had a great time, and it really helped set the stage for the party! Turns out the invitations inspired a lot of our outdoor movie party ideas, including the decorations, colors and activities.

Outdoor Movie Party Ideas - Movie Night Birthday Party
Even before choosing the invitation we knew we wanted lanterns and lights hanging around the yard. Pinterest had LOTS of ideas for this, some not so realistic, but we threw some up here and there, and it definitely added a little element of ‘party’ to the backyard.

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