Every year on July 4th my neighborhood throws a block party. We close off the street to cars and bring out picnic tables and chairs. Everyone brings a homemade dish for a potluck barbecue. Money is pooled for our own little fireworks show and all the kids in the neighborhood come out to play. We also have a few musicians on our street who bring out their guitars. It’s a fun and festive event and this year I want to do something extra special that everyone will enjoy. One of my favorite 4th of July activities is lighting sparklers so I came up with a fun way to display them on the tables and make them easily accessible once the sun goes down.
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To make my favors I first ordered some circle hang tags in red and blue with the words “July 4 – Thompson Street Block Party – Let’s Celebrate!” Using a hole punch, I repunched a larger hole at the top of the tag and then another one at the bottom. Then I grouped my sparklers in sets of two together with each tag.
Next I covered little matchboxes with matching red and blue construction paper and adorned them with a small rectangular label with the text, “Light It Up! – Thompson Street – Block Party”.
To display the sparklers I plan to place them in a dish filled with red candies (which helps them stand up and looks pretty) and scatter the little matchboxes around the table.