When I posted the pictorial diary of my family’s 4th of July holiday, I asked you to share pictures of your own celebrations. Here are a few of my favorites:

Jenny’s Dessert Table

My friend Jenny put together an amazing dessert table, along with some other creative party stations:

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Jenny for the win! This dessert spread takes the cake. How cute are the shabby chic elements? I especially love the white bureau drawer used as a cake pop holder. The hand carved, hand painted “4” is such a nice touch too, and gives a wonderful handmade feel to the whole spread.

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Red velvet parfaits and mini ice cream cones.

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Cake pops nestled in red, white, and blue-wrapped candies. I’ll take an order of those!

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Gotta have 4th of July sugar cookies. Jenny’s are shaped like the American eagle.

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Festive rice krispie treats.

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Jello cups with fun windmills.

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Jenny had a “Decorate Your Bike” station – perfect for kids! The red, white, and blue serving tray is adorable too, and I love the vintage Pepsi tray.

Jenny’s baked goods and sweet treats business is called Jenny Cookies – to order from Jenny or see more of her incredible creations, check out her website here!

Fenton’s Pool Party

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Chic umbrellas in summer-y colors.

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What says summer more than melons and mint? Looks so delicious!

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Fruit kabobs and mint mousse – perfect for poolside dining.

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Fruit-filled beverages are a summer must-have.

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Star-shaped sugar cookies representing the red, white, and blue.

Favor Cakes by Erica

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I love the baskets of treats. What an adorable way to present your marshmallows and frosted pretzel sticks.

Thank you Erica!

Sarah’s 4th of July Porch Party

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I love the mason jars with the red and white striped straws, and the handwritten sign instructing guests how to make their drinks – feels homey and festive.
Thank you, Sarah!

These 4th of July crafts and baked goods make me want to celebrate the holiday again – I’m making lots of mental notes for Labor Day!

Luckily, we can come up with fun crafts all year round. If you’ve created any crafts lately that you’d like to share, upload pictures to your profile, and tell me about them in the comments below.

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