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What better way to begin a blog than with the fireworks of the magnificent Fourth of July holiday?! July 4th simply screams summer to me! BBQ, cookies, hot dogs, red, white & blue, fireworks, and sparklers. Since we are in the midst of social distancing, my family kicked off July with a DIY party planning snack board to surprise the kids after a nap. I went to Target and shopped the party decor aisle, dollar spot, and seasonal holiday snack section for party planning gold. I left with a mini pinata bomb pop, the most precious bomb pop napkins, sugar cookie bites, dollar spot wooden cutlery, mini cake stand, gift wrap paper shred, and wooden wrapped stars on a string of lights.
Nothing Bundt Cakes has a red velvet flavor bundtlet I love lots so I had to get one for this occasion for our snack board too! The red is the perfect pop we needed for the darling mini cake stand I found at the Target dollar spot. For a frugal $20 I left with sweet treats and festive Fourth party goods to surprise my two precious kids with after their nap. I got home and got to arranging while the kids were still snoozing. Music inspires me when I decorate so I put on my favorite Spotify playlist and got to decorating the Fourth of July themed snack board.
As you can see, I pulled all of the amazing Target finds together in one place and also grabbed my charcuterie board, some ribbon, and star table scatter I made from glitter canvas I got at Hobby Lobby. The glitter stars are perfect to bag up and reuse for various events and holidays. I also pulled out some ruffle ribbon and beaded garland out both from Hobby Lobby. The red gingham napkins are from a friend and are kept in a stockpile of party goods in our pantry area when not in use. The charcuterie board was a Christmas gift from Nordstrom a few years ago and I use it year round. It is a wood and marble combo. I also created a printable Fourth freebie you are more than welcome to by clicking below.
You may be thinking, where do I even begin to set up a snack board and be done before midnight?! First, I cleared my dining table and placed the charcuterie board in the area the kids would be eating from it so I wouldn’t have to move the snack board around. Then, I start adding the larger pieces. In this case, I added the pinata and mini cake stand from Target first then slowly sprinkled the medium size decor and snacks in and around the board. I scattered the gift wrap paper shred and other smaller pieces at the very end and tweaked the food and party decor until the snack board looked the way I wanted it to look. It didn’t take but about ten minutes or so to arrange the snack board.
When the kids woke up from their nap, they rushed to the dining room table and were so excited to see all of the sweet cookies and bundtlet arranged on a snack board with all things Fourth of July party themed around them. It was a win! All of the cookies and bundtlet were eaten right up! I am so thankful for opportunities to share joy with you and hope you leave here today feeling inspired for the holiday. I want to know how you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday! Will you be adding a snack board into your tablescape? If so, be sure to refer back to the blog or visit me on IG or Pinterest @festivefancyfrugal for more party planning and decor! It was so good of you to visit. Please consider tagging your Fourth fun on social media platforms with the hashtag #festivefancyfrugal so we can celebrate your fun!