It’s that time of the year … SUMMER! While we applaud the end of another successful school year and take vacations to parks, amusement parks, or beaches we need to keep in mind that summer is also the season of America. This is the perfect time to raise your glass and be thankful for the good ole’ U.S.A.! Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day offer us the chance to celebrate America and the brave men and women that have fought for and supported, even today, this amazing country and our freedoms throughout the years.
My father was in the Army and served during the Vietnam War so these holidays have always been very important and celebrated in our home over the years. Now, even though my father has passed, I want to instill such traditions and values in my little one; I want her to be just as patriotic as I was raised to be. Now the difficult part, how do I get my 4-year-old involved in the celebration of America when she doesn’t understand these holidays or their purpose? Hmmm.
Just in time to celebrate and teach my little one a few things about the USA, PrivateIslandParty.com has come out with their July 4th Edition of costume accessories!
As a parent I have learned that it is important that any form of learning be accompanied by fun. My daughter learned the Pledge of Allegiance in preschool and we recite all the time but what about the rest? We had a family cookout on Memorial Day and I decided that would be a great time to introduce the fun party supplies that we received from PrivateIslandParty.com: a patriotic skimmer hat, a flag 4th of July temporary tattoo, a light up patriotic ring, and patriotic inflatable baseball bat. As we dished out our patriotic dessert consisting of pound cake, strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream we talked about the importance of the colors. After eating we gave out the party supplies for the little ones to have some fun. With some coaxing, I also got some of the adults to see some fun, patriotic songs that the kids could appreciate. Things like, “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and “Yankee Doodle.” We all had a great time and the kids were able to celebrate being American.
Do our little ones fully understand the purpose of the holidays? No. Do they fully understand what it means to be American? No. Then again, I’m not sure all adults could answer yes to these two questions. For me, I’m happy that my daughter knows that she is American, whatever that means to her. I’m thrilled that she lights up when she sees red, white, and blue and she is able to compare it to the flag we proudly display outside our home, an article of clothing that she is wearing, or the American flag keychain on mommy’s keys.
PrivateIslandParty.com has provided fun, patriotic gear to help us celebrate the upcoming holidays in honor of the United States and that is exactly what we plan to do. Celebrate! Our new party supplies just made our gatherings more kid friendly and fun. Our family gives PrivateIslandParty.com two thumbs up and we hope that you check out all of the fun accessories that they have to offer.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
One size fits most adults. This hat is approximately 22″ circumference around inside of hat, is made of sturdy plastic, and is a white hat with the patriotic colors of red, white and blue!
4th of July Temporary Tattoos
Show your American pride with great 4th of July Patriotic tattoos! Hand out these temporary tattoos at patriotic parades or festivals or combine them with face painting at fun events. These tattoos are easy to apply and remove with water.
Light up the night with these awesome 4th of July Light Up Patriotic Rings! These rubbery star rings feature a variety of patriotic themes AND they light up!
Patriotic Inflatable Baseball Bat
Celebrate America’s national pastime with a patriotic inflatable baseball bat! Featuring a dynamic display of Stars and Stripes as well as a healthy dose of red, white, and blue this one is sure to please! Measures: 42″.
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