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4th of July plans?

Posted by on Jun. 14, 2007 at 10:59 AM
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Anyone have anything exciting planned for 4th of July?  I have been going to a festival in the Woodlands for the past few years.  It is great for familys...There are things for the kids to do and they have a great firework show.

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by on Jun. 14, 2007 at 10:59 AM
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kristiekay516
by New Member on Jun. 20, 2007 at 9:05 PM
We typically just have a little BBQ at the house during the day and then we head out to the Lowe's in Tomball and watch the fireworks show.   It's a lot of fun!
woodlandsmom
by Group Owner on Jun. 21, 2007 at 2:22 PM
The day dedicated to celebrating our nation’s independence is right around the corner. Everyone enjoys the two ‘F’s’ of July 4th: food and fireworks. What could be more American than throwing a festive backyard BBQ in celebration? So get out the grills, and gather up family and friends because it’s time to cook up some good old-fashioned patriotism.

Preparations and Decorations: If you are hoping to have a large gathering, it is best to send out the invitations as soon as possible to friends and neighbors. Small family gatherings are always the preferred option, and it is also a great opportunity to really get into the patriotic spirit with themed wardrobe and decorations. Red, white, and blue shine their brightest on this day. Mix and match tablecloths, plates, cups, banners, and stock up on sparklers to really make Uncle Sam proud. Familiarize yourself with flag etiquette in order to properly handle and display your American flags.

Food Favorites: The most important aspect of the whole bash is, of course, the food. Hamburgers and hot dogs are about as American as it gets. Other BBQ options include ribs, sausage, chicken, sandwiches, and portabella mushrooms for the vegetarians who aren’t a big fan of veggie burgers. Side dishes can be as vital to a BBQ as the main dishes. Potato salad, slaw, fries, chips and dips, corn, and juicy watermelon are just a few options. Desserts can be a great creative outlet for kids to get in on the celebration. Jell-o molds in red, white, and blue are always a hit, but there are so many ways to get creative with other desserts. A really fun treat to make is ice-cream flower pots complete with cookie and candy flowers. Spatulatta.com, where kids learn to cook from other kids through instructional videos, is a great go-to for parents and kids to get ideas for concocting truly unique holiday treats and crafts. For the 4th of July, check out their recipe for firecracker fruit pops and learn how to make handy flag t-shirts to wear to the celebration. Enduring the afternoon heat wouldn’t be possible without drinks, so stock up a cooler with plenty of cold beverages. Old-fashioned lemonade and ice tea are great to serve up by the gallon. Making fruit smoothies is another refreshing summer-time option.

Setting the Scene: Consider favors or activities as a way to put your own signature on the event and strike up the turn of the century band music to give your bash that classic, timeless touch that will get everyone into the spirit. Party Time Plan your BBQ at the appropriate time in the afternoon so as everyone can then venture together to see the night-time fireworks.
woodlandsmom
by Group Owner on Jun. 21, 2007 at 6:15 PM

Chevy's Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell

Celebrate America’s birthday with a live concert from hit country music duo, Montgomery Gentry, and the nation’s largest land-based fireworks extravaganza.

The day will also offer a host of family entertainment, four stages with music ranging from country western and rock ‘n’ roll to Latin, pop and oldies. Festival-goers can enjoy a mini-auto show, see some of Team Chevy's hottest NASCAR’s vehicles, or simply spend the afternoon kicking back at the Bud Light Texas Volleyball Championship Court, watching the men’s and women’s statewide tournament finals before the concert and fireworks begin.Rides, games, face painting, jugglers and more will keep the kids entertained in the H-E-B All American Kids Zone, and there will be no shortage of great food and beverages throughout the celebration.

The Budweiser Beer Garden will offer a wide selection of beverages in a relaxing atmosphere, and Chevy’s Liberty Park will also feature unique displays of military artifacts and vehicles including tanks and helicopters, voting booth demonstrations, the Printing Museum of History and much more.


Event Cost: $6 - adults; children under 10

For more information:

Chevrolet; Shell; Clear Channel Radio-Houston; Budweiser/Silver Eagle Distributors, H-E-B, and Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown

Telephone: 7132249115
Contact name: Christie Peeler
Website: http://www.chevysfreedomovertexas.com

mwebb
by on Jun. 24, 2007 at 1:30 PM
My husband is probably going to have to work. Hopefully he'll be working days so we can go see the fireworks that night. Last year we didn't go because of the rain. We might go to the Woodlands since my SIL lives there, but more than likely we'll go see the fireworks in Tomball.
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