Remember July 4th? Yeah, I know it’s already a distant memory, but I want to share some pics from our annual 4th of July party. It got off to a rainy start, which is so rare here in the desert that we really couldn’t complain- and by afternoon the pool weather was back.

Before the party we scoured our books of vintage cocktails for a signature drink of the day and decided on the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Since the ol’ timey libations are on the short and strong size, they were perfect served up in thrifted punch glasses.

The flyer: (a tribute to Brian’s half Mexican-ness and 1960’s party planning books…)

viva america

The highlights:

tiki bartiki barsara sunflowersbelly flophat cup holderriding pink flamingosbrian and glenn playing drumsglenn beach balljuly 4thjuly 4thpanda crashing the party

Yeah, a panda walking by totally crashed the party. So… that happened.

Whew, I’m back from an unintended mini blog break. There was so much going on last week, it was time to take a lil’ break and just enjoy.

BUT… I missed the internet world so now I’m off to catch up on your blogs! What’s new?

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12 Responses to VIVA AMERICA

  1. Miki says:

    Awe, what a fun, fun day! Love these photos! And I’m glad to know you’re back!

    Have an awesome week! ;D

  2. Leila Chatti says:

    This looks like so much fun! I love that a panda randomly appeared at your party; things like that make life truly fantastic.

  3. I love the cocktail bar and your green sunnies are the coolest! Looks like a fun time! :)

    xx Adrian

  4. polly bland says:

    hahaha, these are good photos! They made me laugh. Thank you so much for your comment about how we look like we’re straight out of the Moonrise Kingdom movie! That’s so neat! Also…. thank you for saying that about my dream. It is really a huge goal of mine. I daydream about it all the time. XO sweet lady!

    love, polly

  5. Amanda A says:

    This looks like the best party ever. I am sure if I could have come, I would have been kissing flamingos and pandas, doing canon balls, drinking tons of those Royal Bermuda Yacht CLubs, and had the best time ever! Man, you know how to throw a party girlfriend. ;)

  6. Cara-Mia says:

    Oh wow, what a great party! Love that you made flyers for it, too. (And woot woot, I’m half Mexican too.) great idea to look up vintage drinks, going to be on the lookout for vintage cocktail books now. :)

  7. April says:

    Oh my, looks like a really fun party. Especially the rando panda. haha

  8. Jenn says:

    Man, I am so jealous of your cute little tiki bar & pool! It’s so hard to have a backyard in the Bay Area, you’re so lucky to have one!

  9. Jessica L says:

    Oh my goodness! You party people are fantastic! That flyer is awesome and I’m sure I would have had a great time in that pool on a floaty thingy sipping pina coladas! -Jessica

  10. Looks like you two threw a great party! Love that sign & you got some great fun shots too.

  11. Kira says:

    This looks so fun! And OMG panda!

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