I love that the girls dance recital is always the first Friday of May because it means my parents get to be here for my Birthday as well! :) My Mom sweetly asked what I would like to do for my Birthday and I knew I wanted to do a red, white and blue themed picnic!
For me, the planning, fluffing and executing of these things is FUN and a gift in and of itself!
I had really wanted to have it outside, but it was quite hot and we'd had a busy day - so on the porch seemed a good compromise (and fans were available!)
I hung a quilt on the wires that hold the porch curtains - if we'd eaten outside, this would've been hung on the clothesline - but the same effect was accomplished either way.
My Dad grilled out hamburgers - he makes the BEST hamburgers! YUM!
And, my Mom did all the rest - bless her heart. She is one who loves to simplify and this kind of thing definitely doesn't qualify. She must really love me!
We also had watermelon, corn on the cob, baked beans and french fries!
Cute little hamburger trays, fries cups and straws came from Garnish. And, were purchased with birthday money for myself! Poke around on their site, ezine and blog for some great inspiration!
Looking at these pictures makes me happy!
Everything tasted so yummy and was pretty too!
Tomorrow I'll be sharing what we did for dessert!