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HBD America: Pinterest vs. Reality

I would love to get a little patriotic and host a party here in Dubai for the 4th. In my Pinterest dreams, said party would look something like this:

Pinterest 4th

Adorable patriotic party foods! Find recipe links here.

Then I remembered anyone I know who would really appreciate such details doesn’t live here, and I’d be hosting primarily former military dudes. Let’s be real, it would probably look more like this:

Real 4th

Which is also fun…

Also, am I really going to cut fruit into star shapes? How long does it actually take to make triple layer jello shots? Where would I even find blue sprinkles around here? If you are more ambitious than I am this holiday weekend and want to find the how-to’s for all that really cute stuff, check out my “Happy Birthday America” Pinterest board and please let me know if you try one!

Even if we just have a party of two and a few American beers, I’m still planning to wear my patriotic striped sailor shorts. Happy Birthday, America!

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4 thoughts on “HBD America: Pinterest vs. Reality

  1. Karen says:

    Yes, all good plans…. I considered the white chocolate strawberries but saw had to melt chocolate in a double boiler and definitely don’t have one of those. Also, I’m IN america but still too lazy to find blue sprinkles πŸ™‚ Happy 4th!

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  2. I’m pretty sure that is colored sugar that the strawberries are dipped in and that is super easy to make yourself. Just sugar and food coloring. And, yes, I do believe you would cut fruit into star shapes. Either that or you’d pull out a star shaped cookie cutter and get it done the easy way!

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