Category Archives: Cookout

4th of July Party

Yes, July 4th is coming very soon! If you are thinking of planning a party or small gathering of friends, we have some great new 4th of July themed party goods. This party is filled with red, white and blue with a touch of aqua to make it even more fun! This is a great theme for a birthday party or in this party, a fun ice cream social!

::Party Details::

This is a simple ice cream & desserts party. Ice cream & drinks were served on ice in a Radio Flyer wagon. You may remember my daughter’s 3rd birthday party where we put ice cream in small mason canning jars. This works great for ice cream in single servings for easy serving. Also, we had ice cream cones dipped in white chocolate with sprinkles {yummy!} Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing were also served. We made yarn pom “fireworks” to hang from fishing line around the party on bamboo poles. {We are limited on trees in the yard where the photos were taken, so we used the bamboo poles. If you have trees around the area where your party will be, I would recommend hanging the pom fireworks from the trees.} Oh, and a cute party favor… ring pops for the kids – “Let Freedom Ring!”

::Party Goods:: {find them all on this page on our website}

Invitations (or another polka dot version)

2″ Round Stickers

Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake Wrappers

Water Bottle Labels

Stripey Red Straws & Stripey Aqua Straws

Red Polka Dot Balloons

Ribbon Hobby Lobby

Hope you have a great day! We’ll have some DIY tutorials coming soon on the dipped cones and the yarn pom fireworks!

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{Real Party} Low Country Boil

My husband celebrated his 30th birthday last week.  He grew up shrimping with his dad, so a Low Country Boil was a fitting theme for his party.

I created a shrimp design that was used on the invitation, stamped on heavyweight napkins and on favor bags.

We had Low Country Boil (shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and Conecuh sausage), Pasta Salad, Oriental Salad and Broccoli Salad.

For dessert – Toasted Butter Pecan Cake, White Chocolate Pretzels, Brownie Muffins and Caramel Corn.  The Pecan cake and Caramel Corn are SUPER delicious!  Sweet Tea and Lemonade were served in Mason jars and we used our Water Bottle Labels that coordinated with the invitations.

A HUGE thank you for all the help from family and friends to pull off a successful event!

My Father-In-Law actually caught all the shrimp for the party!

And thank you to Chad Hall, for creating a perfect party atmosphere with his amazing talent!


Have a great week!


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DIY Fabric Bunting Part 3

We are really excited about how our bunting turned out!  It still needs a warm iron to smooth out the wrinkles, but it is basically done… well, almost.  I’ll be heading back to the store to buy more ric rac to make it longer.

We’re hoping for great weather for our little girl’s birthday party so we can decorate outside and this bunting can be strung from side to side across our patio.  We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

We would love to see your bunting photos!  Send us a photo of the bunting you make and we’ll send you a coupon code for $10 off any purchase from HollyDays!  We may even feature your bunting on our blog!

Hope you enjoy your day!

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Babies and More Babies

We’ve been working away this week on baby shower invitations!  By the looks of it, there are a lot of girls on their way this summer!  Here are some of the shower invitations we’ve been designing this week.  What is really neat is that by just changing the wording, these invitations can also work great for summer cookouts, wedding showers and children’s parties.

A couple of the invitations also have matching thank you cards for the daddies & mommies-to-be!  What a creative gift from the shower hosts/hostess!

Cooking Out Invitation available here
Matching thank you notes available here

Shower Invitation Set

Fiesta Invitation available here
Matching thank you notes available here

Want to know where we got these new adorable fonts?  Click on the link below and you can download some for yourself!  We love creativity at HollyDays and these fonts are just that! Amanda at Fonts for Peas takes a person’s handwriting and turns them into computer fonts!   Now, how cool is that!?

I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas!

Hope you enjoy getting a glimpse of what we’ve been working on lately!  It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a whole year since my own baby showers!  Coming up this week… we’ve started planning a 1st Birthday party for our little one!  Starting this week, we’ll be posting some DIY projects for birthday parties.  Also, we’ll also be showing off more baby shower gift ideas.  Hope you have a great day!

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