Saturday, July 5, 2008

July Fourth In Italy

Not wanting to miss out on the fourth of July celebration, we had one in Italy. Friends, American and Italian, were invited for a cookout along with fireworks. A lot of preparation went into the decorations and the perfect menu to serve our guests. It was a hot, hot, hot day but we all pitched in and had fun cooking and decorating together.

Danilo working on the outside decorations.

Cyndi hanging a flag from the balcony

The menu for the cookout included: cole slaw, deviled eggs, potato salad, baked beans, hot dogs, brats, watermelon, cupcakes, key lime pie, rice krispie treats, and cold beer or wine.

Ameridad and Mom working on jello jigglers.

Deviled eggs made with love!

With all the preparations done it was time to meet and greet the guests.

The hostesses with the mostest!

Amerimom and Ameridad enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Our Italian guests and one expat.

The mayor of one of our cities on the phone.

Expat on the left with her Italian family.

After our delicious meal and great conversation it was time to celebrate with some fireworks.

Happy Birthday America!

The Firecracker that wouldn't end.


Anonymous said...

Glad you all had a great 4th picnic. That firework was crazy. Do not believe it could last so long. It must have been huge.
Enjoy your time together. When do you travel?

NJ Cuz

Texas Espresso said...

that firecracker was hilarious!!! looks like a fun day =)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Was that really all one firecracker? Neat!

Glad you enjoyed the celebration. It appears to have been lots of fun.