The 4th of July has always been one of my top favorite holidays (this, Thanksgiving and Christmas). And no, it isn't only because my birthday is the very next day and I like to think of all of the fireworks and celebration as an early gift to myself ;) I love it because first off, it is the only big holiday in the summer (I know Labor Day technically is as well, but since it's in September and school starts in September, my mind won't allow it). Second, you get to hang out and relax and just celebrate together without worrying about gifts or making a big lavish meal, throw anything on a BBQ and that will do--super easygoing. Third, I love fireworks and sparklers....a lot, I'm like an eight year old all over again every summer. Not sure what we are going to be doing yet this year, but as long as I'm decked in red, white and blue with friends, beer, a BBQ and sparklers, I'm sure I will love it nonetheless.
All images via my Red, White and Blue pinterest board