ABCey Presents: 10 Fourth of July DIYs!

The Fourth of July is less than a week away, and that means major party planning! ABCey has made a list of the perfect patriotic DIYs for your party. Get ready to party all day long!

1. Popsicle Cocktails

Cocktail

Keep your guests cool all day long with these delicious and refreshing popsicle cocktails! For the kids, substitute the bubbly for Sprite to make a cute little mocktail.

 

2. Manicure

Don’t forget to treat yourself a little! Replicate this fun little confetti nail art or make your own design!

 

3. Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Bars - swirls of colors make this easy vanilla cheesecake a fun recipe to share at 4th of July parties or picnics.

Add a little color to your desserts! These red, white, and blue cheesecake bars are a sweet treat that everyone would enjoy!

4. Bandana Picnic Quilt

Easy Bandana Quilt patterns

Whether you’re throwing a picnic party or planning to gaze at the fireworks, this DIY picnic quilt is perfect. You can use old bandanas or any other cloth you may have laying around.

 

5. Patriotic Suncatcher

Patriotic Suncatcher Kids Craft for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, & Flag Day! This craft is cute, easy, and mess-free.

These little DIY suncatchers are a cute addition to any decor you may have! You can make it into an activity for kids or use them to catch your guests’ attention as well!

 

 

6. Firework Sunglasses

Add a spark to your outfit. Wow everyone with these DIY firework sunglasses! Spend the Fourth of July watching the fireworks through your own!

 

7. Confetti Party Poppers

You can’t celebrate the Fourth of July without some confetti! Make these easy DIY confetti party poppers to celebrate this patriotic holiday!

 

8. Star Spangled Shorts

This Fourth of July, you’ll find the flag everywhere… even on yourself! Decorate your own shorts to sport our star-spangled banner!

 

9. DIY Chandelier

You definitely shouldn’t be swinging from this chandelier, but it is something that your guests will absolutely adore!

 

10. Star Garland Backdrop

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This star garland is multi-functional! If you’re looking to create an amazing photo-op for your guests, hang a bunch side by side to make a starry background. There’s also a traditional route you can opt for: hanging them for wall decor! Either way, it’ll add a little twinkle to your party!

 

Will you use any of these simple and fun DIY decorations? Are there any that you made for the holidays? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


Your Fab Fourth of July Check-List

As we approach 2017’s Fourth of July weekend, ABCey has made the ultimate check-list for your perfect patriotic party! Here are 10 of our favorite recipes, decorations, and party must-haves for your greatest Fourth of July yet! 

fourth of july celebration

1. USA Rice Crispy Treats

Everyone loves a tasty treat at a party! These colorful rice crispy treats are perfect for your Fourth of July gathering! Plus they are great for all ages & the straws add a perfect touch

2. Festive Donuts

These patriotic donuts look too good to eat! The festive frosting is an easy add-on for the perfect dessert

3. Confetti Balloons

Next, instead of ordinary balloons, try these confetti filled balloons for a unique and sparkling touch to your event!

4. Star Spangled Sangria

Sangria is the perfect summer drink, so why not customize it for the Fourth of July! Add some colorful fruit to make your cocktail look & taste delicious!

5. LED Star Sunglasses

Light up the party with these great LED star sunglasses! They glow in red, white and blue colors and are perfect for night time when the fireworks are displayed! 

6. Perfect Utensil Holder

Here’s a great way to display your table wear for this American holiday! Grab some patriotic-colored plastic forks and spoons to pair with these festive mason jars

7. Trendy Garland

Garland can be used for any holiday or event! Add some color around the house or outside with this red, white and blue tissue garland by Etsy

8. Fourth of July Fantastic Photo Booth

Grab some confetti & sparklers to set up an unforgettable photo booth for you & your guests! These DIY firework poppers are the perfect accessory for your event photos!  Find how to make them here

9. DIY Ring Toss

If you’re having a backyard BBQ or party, this easy-to-make game is perfect! It’s great for guests of all ages and super decorative for any backyard gathering! Here is how to make & create this festive game. 

10. Summer Smoothies

Cool down with some refreshing & heathy smoothies for this hot holiday! A great alternative for sangria for the youngsters under 21! Here is the link to some delicious smoothie recipes that are sure to get you in the Fourth of July spirit

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How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter

 

Sources: CoolGlow, Etsy, Brit + Co, Guest of a Guest, Country Living, Etsy, Tell Love and Party, Everyday Dishes, Brit + Co


10 Ideas For Your Perfect Pineapple Themed Party!

Theme parties are always fun, and who knew the pineapple trend would last this long?! Coming up with a new idea or finding the right decor can be stressful, so ABCey is here to help! Here are 10 great ideas to help you plan the perfect pineapple party!


1. Pineapples Centerpieces:

Go figure, pineapples also make great centerpieces! Simply hallow it out and add some beautiful flowers.

Collage of hollowing out a pineapple and flowers in a pineapple

2. DIY Pineapple Pinecones

Can’t find any real pineapples? Don’t worry, we have solutions! Find some pinecones to paint yellow, place some green construction paper on top and there you go!  Learn to make these pinecone/apples here

pinecone painted to look like a pineapple

3. Tissue Paper Pineapples

If you are feeling even more artsy, you can make these fun tissue decor. All you need is yellow tissue paper, green paper, and some glue. Set these DIY pineapples on a table, and you’re all set!Yellow and green tissue paper pineapple decoration

 

4. Painted Decor:

Turn your plain pineapples into colorful decorative pieces by painting the green stems OR spray paint them a dazzling color (like gold shown blow), add some sparkly glitter, and watch your decor shine

Pineapple spray painted gold with gold glitter and pineapple sunglasses

Pineapples with different color painted stems

5. Balloons

Want something even simpler? Turn a balloon into perfectly themed decoration by taping zigzagged green paper on top of yellow balloons. There you have it, great decor in seconds!

Pineapple decoration with a yellow balloon and green paper

If you’re in rush and there’s no time for a DIY, you can always find pre-made balloons! Bring more of the theme to your party with these pineapple shaped balloons or add a stylish twist with these white and gold balloons. Any option will make your party pop, literally!

Pineapple balloon collage

 

6. String Lights

Decorate your walls or brighten up your backyard sky with these fun lights! Hang these pineapple lantern string lights and watch your party glow!

Pineapple string of lights

 

7. Banners

Cover your walls or fence with these gold green and glitter garland to ensure your decorations are top notch!

Glitter gold and green pineapple banner

8. Pineapple Confetti Sprinkle some confetti on your F&B table,  and you’ll have that little something extra to impress your guests! We suggest these.

Pineapple Confetti on a table with two cupcakes

9. Tableware:

Drink in style with these vibrant themed shaped cups or these fun Party Like a Pineapple cups!

Pineapple shaped cup
Cup labeled Party Like a Pineapple with decal of a pineapple, writing in gold

10. Pineapple Straws

Keep the theme going all the way down to the straws! Turn regular straws into festive ones with these DIY origami add-ons.

Pineapple Origami on a straw in a glass of juice. Pineapple behind

 

 

Are you ready for your pineapple themed party? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!