Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fireworks party

Even though I've scaled back on decorations over the past few years, I still have things for every holiday. Friday night was my city's fireworks display at a park located a half mile from my home. Relatives and friends come to our driveway to watch the event that starts shortly after 10 PM and lasts a good twenty minutes or so. I've given up trying to capture fireworks with my camera. Trust me, the display was wonderful.

The weather was perfect and Bill used a spray on the lawn hours before anyone was expected to control mosquitoes. It really worked! We don't use stuff like this often, but for an outdoor party it was great.
These photo groupings were done using Photoscape. I can see I am going to enjoy playing with all they offer. Photoscape is free, and a download is offered through a few sources.

We had around 30 people enjoying the display and eating through the night. Yesterday's post was about Cake Pops for this event, and tomorrow I will talk about a simple snack mix and an easy appetizer.


Anonymous said...

Hi Knitty, I don't know how I came across your blog but I enjoy reading it & the funny thing is I also live in St Clair Shores. I also love the blog about the cake balls:)

That corgi :) said...

sounds like it was a fun evening for all! good thinking for your husband spraying to keep mosquitos away. I'm sure it was deeply appreciated by your guests! love all your decorations too; so very patriotic indeed! Our city had their 21st birthday celebration yesterday and it culminated with fireworks at night; we didn't go but got a good view of them in our back yard; after the first one went off, we "lost" the dog to our son's bedroom (he always goes and hides there when he doesn't like loud noises, LOL).

looking forward to the snack mix recipe when you post it


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very fun decor! I love it!
And what a fun night you had too.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I hear that the Michigan mosquitos are also known as the "state bird."

Pretty decorations. I love our flag.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like you had a great and colorful celebration. Sandie