Happy Belated B-Day, America!

Yesterday, we silly Americans celebrated the 240th year of independence of our b-e-a-utiful country. Most of us probably ate too many hot dogs while listening to the distant sounds of fireworks, but we here at the Blumer house have a slightly different way of partying in the USA.

You see, we called permanent dibs on 3 parties per year: 4th of July, Halloween, and my birthday. My b-day has a new theme every year, Halloween is Halloween, and every year for the last three years we celebrate Fourth of JuLuau- a Fourth of July Luau.


Picture leis, tiki torches, pineapples and lots and lots of red, white, and blue and you get the general theme of Fourth Of Juluau (an idea we stole from the tv show Archer).


This is my husband rockin’ the shit out of his AmeriCats shirt.




We usually get a slip N slide for the occasion, but since it tends to be just me and my husband participating in the slippery fun, we got a pool instead. Nothing says “we classy” quite like a big ass above ground pool.



Gin bucket is my favorite party drink! It’s so easy to make and so refreshing. I, personally, love to drink it the correct way- straight outta the turkey baster. The other home run alcohol was my friend Jamie’s watermelon jello shots. Always a hit!


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Corn on the cob, kebabs, bratwursts, and burgers were on the menu. PLUS a freaking delicious Rum Ham that I made so we could pay tribute to our favorite TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.


Fireworks, flip cup, and friends. The perfect alliteration to sum up our night.




Big thank you to my talented friend Jamie for not just the watermelon, but for taking all of the amazing pictures of the night.

5 thoughts on “Happy Belated B-Day, America!

  1. This looks like a dope party! I’m intrigued by the gin bucket. Is it an east coast thing? whats makes a good gin bucket? does it have to be served in a bucket?


    1. It must be an East Coast thing, because I had never heard of it until my husband mentioned it in passing! We throw gin, fresh grapefruit and clementines, and fresca into a plastic bucket (not classy) then put that bucket inside of a fancy West Elm ice bucket (classy AF) AND IT’S SO GD GOOD!


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