One. My Dad’s annual Forth of July party was on Saturday. Remember his Father’s Day gift? He put it to use making over 100 jello shots. If you never made jello shots, follow the directions on the package replacing the ‘cold water’ with you choice of alcohol. It’s that simple. 

Two.  Also on the menu was Michelle’s (his wife) famous pizza bread. I’ll try and get the recipe at some point. It’s so simple, yet so amazing! 
Three. We also soaked some gummy bears in alcohol. Overnight is best, but a couple hours works fine too. They were delicious! Cherry vodka was used for the soaking. Yummy!

Four. I also purchased some giant marshmallows for the now annual marshmallow fight. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. I love my family. I love that they enjoy ‘fighting’ like kids with giant marshmallows.

Five. On Sunday we celebrated my nephew’s fourth birthday with a superhero themed birthday party masterly crafted by my sister-in-law. She seriously plans the best parties! 

Six. Monkey bread was made by request for my guests on Monday morning. I use The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. It is mind-blowingly delicious. 

Seven. July 1st marked the beginning of the new Instagram Photo a Day Challenge. Are you playing along? You can follow me on Instragram @inspiredbycharm or you can follow along here

Eight. My Uncle is home visiting. Based on his appearance and his love of red shirts, he is often confused with Santa. Pair that with a free iPhone app called ‘Santa Hat’ and the look is complete! 

How was your weekend? What fun shenanigans happen at your family gatherings?

Comments

  • Brandi at

    So fun! You have a great family!

  • Katie at

    Your family seems Awesome!

  • Marie at

    Nice pictures! I have to try the monkey bread! 🙂

  • Tonya at

    Looks like you had a super fun weekend!! The Santa Hat app is cracking me up!!

  • DecorandtheDog at

    Drunk gummy bears will be making an appearance at my next shindig!!

  • slip4 at

    What a fun family you have ! Our shenanigans are few and far between!

  • Sam I Am...... at

    The hat app is too cute! And as for Pioneer woman…her recipes are awesome. I just made her “coffee” cake from her new cookbook and I’ve made lots from her first one and all are fab! I have company coming next week so the monkey bread sounds great! Looks like you had a great time…good for you!
    P.S. Don’t forget to share the pizza bread recipe sometime, please.

  • Donna @ Snowbound at

    Looks like a fun weekend! I’m going to have to make some jello shots and soaked gummy bears. 🙂

  • Vanesa at

    Wow! That monkey bread is so good!!! And I love the photo a day idea!!!

  • Anna at

    I got to this page through pinterest! I’m definitely making the drunk gummy bears for Halloween. Thanks for the great idea! Btw, I put a link to this page on my blog…let me know if you do mind!

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