Let the Festivities Begin!
In the town where I live, the 4th of July is a big deal. Like, a REALLY. BIG. DEAL.
The day begins at 6 a.m., when volunteers drive through the streets with bullhorns, waking neighbors and announcing that the 4th is finally here and the celebration can officially begin!
Next is the parade. Red, white and blue stars are painted along the parade route. Revelers stake claim to the most sought after spots by setting out their chairs weeks in advance (for real...this happens!). Owning a house along the route is a matter of pride and hosting a parade party is a must for residents.
After the parade, is a short respite before the Party at the Park begins. The town gathers at a local park to eat, drink, socialize and listen to live music while waiting for the real show...the fireworks...to begin.
This is my family's first year attending the party in the park. Our kids are young, but I think that this is the year for them to finally stay up late enough to enjoy the show!
Party goers can rent tables towards the stage for the optimal party experience, so we rented a couple of tables with a few other families in the neighborhood. Apparently, decorating the tables is a thing, and whoever has the best decorations wins a free table for the following year. So, I enlisted the help of Shelly in customer service, and we pulled together some options for our table:
Which route do you think we should go? Do you have a favorite 4th of July tablescape? Head over to the ESC Facebook page and share...we would LOVE to see it!
And from all of us at ESC and Company, we wish you a happy and healthy 4th of July!