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Happy Birthday, America

by Meghann on July 4, 2012

You know it’s going to be a good party when the host isn’t just double fisting, but double pocketing as well.

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Now, that takes talent… and creativity.

You also know it’s going to be a great party when the host starts requesting photos of himself “for the blog”


Oh, Marcus. You are one of a kind.


One. of. a. kind.

Marcus and Mary were the awesome duo behind “4th of July Bash 2012.” We ate. We laughed. We drank. We celebrated America’s birthday in style.   



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The food! Oh, the food!


We were all asked to bring a side dish or dessert and I brought one of each. (I owe you guys two cherry-themed recipes for tomorrow.) There were a lot of creative dishes and everything was simply amazing. My favorite was the un-pictured moroccan carrot dip that I’ll need to recreate in the future.


Stephanie made festive Whoopie Pies that were dyed with kool aid. How cute are these?

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When the sun started to set, we made out way to the water to watch the fireworks.

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The main fireworks were a little hard to see, but we did get a good show of private fireworks being set off around us.




Happy Birthday, America!


Good night!

1 Courtney W July 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

Glad to see the rain didn’t ruin your fun! Ran into a nasty storm on my way to work.
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2 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 5, 2012 at 6:35 am

Those whoopie pies look so cool! Glad you had a great fourth!
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3 ash bear July 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

Man that looks like an awesome party! Everyone looks so festive! Glad you had a great day and there weren’t any storms!
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4 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 5, 2012 at 7:43 am

Love your outfit … very cute!! And I love that whoopie pie idea!
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5 Billie July 5, 2012 at 7:47 am

was the dog ok with the fireworks? All the dogs I know are terrified of the things.
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6 Anon July 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

That was my worry too!

7 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 5, 2012 at 8:05 am

Marcus is a hoot! Looks like you had a wonderful 4th!
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8 Cait's Plate July 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

Looks like a great way to celebrate! 🙂 Glad you guys had a good holiday!
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9 Bethany July 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

Where did you get your dress?? SO CUTE!

10 Meghann July 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

The dress is from Old Navy and the belt was a scarf from Target. Hat was from Target, too.

11 Carolyn July 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

LOL at Marcus! Too funny.
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12 Meghann July 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

Do you see all the fun you missed out on yesterday?! 😉

13 Carolyn July 5, 2012 at 11:50 am

I know seriously. I was going to say… my friend’s BBQ wasn’t this rowdy! Beer pong and short cut offs on a guy bring things to a whole new level.

Yes, I’m with Stephanie… when’s the next one? I’ll be at that one. 😉
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14 Steph @321delish July 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

Oh Marcus. So fun! When’s our next party??
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15 Lana July 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

What a great day!! Food, festivites and new friends!…couldn’t have been better.

16 jessie July 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Thank you for sharing your 4th of July pictures! It looks like you guys had a great day with awesome friends and food! Love the whoopie pies… so creative!
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17 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights July 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Your friends look like awesome hosts–glad you all had a fun Fourth! Looking forward to your recipes. 🙂
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18 The Many Thoughts of a Reader July 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Cute picture of you two!
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