Thursday, June 22, 2017

4th of July Parade and Fireworks Bags for Kids

I was given product for this post, all opinions are 100% my own.  

My kids love the 4th of July.  It's such a fun holiday to get all decked out in red, white and blue!  Every year we try to go a parade and then go to see the fireworks at the fairgrounds or at a park.  If you've been to a parade or fireworks, then you know that there is a LOT of waiting around and kids get restless, especially my kids.  So this year I am going to be prepared for the boredom with these super cute 4th of July parade and fireworks bags.  I figured that we needed bags for the parade for candy anyways, so might as well make them super cute and filled with lots of fun things to do before the parade/fireworks! :)

I got the majority of the 4th of July supplies from Oriental Trading Company because they have lots of fun stuff and they have great prices.   Here are all of the fun goodies I got for the bags.  My kids were ecstatic when we opened the box!

Here are all of the goodies that we got.  One of my favorite things about Oriental Trading Company is that things come in dozens, which is perfect for my family of 7.  It means that the kids can get two of everything (because what kid just wants one?!) and then mom and dad get some too (because adults like to have fun things too!). 

So for the bags, this is what I put in them:
Water bottle (because it's super hot in July)
Protein bar (because eating all that parade candy isn't good, it's fun but not good :D)
Glitter and glow in the dark tattoos (this is a great thing to do when waiting)
Wipes for tattoos (and for clean up.... all that messy, melted candy and little fingers!)
Slap bracelets (these have been a huge HIT with my kids, seriously for the past three days they have been playing a sort of tag game with them, so it's a great way to entertain the kids)
Fringe wands
Super fun flag bags
Flashing necklaces (these are for fireworks)
Flashing batons (also fireworks, glow stick would be awesome too)

I got most of these from the 4th of July accessories page, they have so much stuff it was hard to just pick out a few things! 

Here is what it looks like with all of the stuff in there.  It fits really nice and there is still space for the candy and other goodies. 

Here are three of the 5 that I made :).  They are the perfect size for the kids.  My kids range from 4 to 12 and every single one of them were SUPER EXCITED for these bags and cannot wait to use them. 

Here is my little girl all decked out with her red, white and blue. 

And here is how the bags looks on her (she's 6). 

Even my 12 year old was super excited, he loved the flags and all of the different sayings they had.

And here is my 4 year old, he was just plain excited to have a bag of his own!  

These bags are going to be awesome for the 4th of July!  So if you're looking for some fun things to celebrate the holiday, make sure to check out Oriental Trading Company, they are a ton of stuff and great prices!