Today I’m excited to share some photographs from our 4th of July BBQ.  As previously mentioned we had our daughter, Marley, dedicated at church on Sunday, so we decided on a “God Bless America and God Bless Marley” theme!  It was such a wonderful and beautiful day.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous, not a cloud in sight.  So here are a few pictures from the event.  Details and inspiration credits given at the end! 🙂

The dessert table!  This was the ONLY picture I got of the table because once it was set up, things went so quickly.  I used the fabric I purchased to wrap a board for the background and red & white striped fabric for the tablecloth. For desserts we had french vanilla cupcakes with blue buttercream icing and red sprinkles. We also had ‘pink’ meringues because I couldn’t get them red enough with the food coloring.  Very yummy! Pom poms were made out of tulle and netting by my mom.  

The guest of honor, our Marley Cakes (as we call her because she’s so SWEET)
Here Marley sleeps with the assistant pastor through the whole ceremony!  I’d rather have that then a screaming baby!  
More pom poms because they are so pretty and we had them everywhere! 
I really loved how my mom mixed the colors of the netting!

And finally the evening ended with a little poker! 🙂  Was a wonderful day ALL THE WAY AROUND! 🙂


Tulle Pom Pom – The idea originally came from Jess from Party Box Designs (aren’t Mommy’s the bestest!) My mom was already working on red, white and blue tutu’s for the girls (which they wouldn’t wear but I’ll share pictures of them tomorrow) so I told her about the tulle pom pom’s and she was all over it!  Thanks PBD
Tent – Purchased from Walmart – I rented one last year that was smaller and I know that I’m going to need it for at least two more parties this year, so we went ahead and just bought one! 
Decor – Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC – Made all the tags, signs, labels and invitations 
Rentals – Tables and Chairs from Capital Party Rentals – as much as I use them I really need to invest in my own.
Linens – My own plus some accent fabric purchased from Joanne’s fabric. 
Food – My hubby! 😉 
Centerpieces – Red Blumeboxes (I love Blumeboxes to add a touch of color to any table inexpensively)

I’m running on empty! Two events back to back weekends and traveling to NYC this coming weekend… I need one day to do nothing but SLEEP!  Here’s to the short week!!! 🙂

  1. Kustom Kreations by Elisha Akram says:

    Beautiful layout~! Im loving the tulle pom poms… Great Job!

  2. Party Box Design says:

    ohhh the poms look fab!!! thanks for the mention!

    such a lovely party!

  3. evelyn_white says:

    What fun! And Marley is definitely a cutie!

  4. Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. says:

    Thank you so much! It was so much fun and I had to pull it together in a week, so I'm happy with it!

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