Category: House Party

Make Your 4th Of July Party Epic With Oriental Trading



If you’re looking to throw the best 4th Of July party ever, Oriental Trading is your one stop shop for all of your patriotic party needs.  From patriotic tablecloths to party supplies for guests of all ages, Oriental Trading has a little something special for everyone.



I picked out a variety of party supplies that will fit our 4th Of July party perfectly this year.  We’ll have a mix of adult and child party guests, so I got a wide variety of items so that nobody gets left out.


Having a patriotic party scene to throw a great 4th Of July party is a must.  Thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to completely deck out my table and keep everything in the traditional red, white, and blue.  The Stars and Stripes Plastic Tablecloth really helps set the patriotic mood while everything else compliments it so well.  (The tablecloth is actually a lot bigger than pictured here, I have it folded over in half.)  I love the ‘rustic’ look and I was pleasantly surprised to find some rustic patriotic tableware as well.  The Rustic 4th Square Paper Dinner Plates, Rustic 4th Square Dessert Plates, and Rustic 4th Luncheon Napkins all pair so perfectly together!  Throw in the Patriotic Tableware Caddy and Patriotic Paper Straws and you’ve got the cutest 4th of July table ever!


What better way to offer some fun for the kiddos than a patriotic themed pinata?!  I thought the Baseball Pinata would be perfect for our party, it is a classic American icon after all.  I was surprised by how vast the patriotic candy selection is at Oriental Trading!  There were so many great options that I couldn’t help but pick a few.  The kids will have fun bursting this pinata open and finding the patriotic lollipops, USA Flag Tootsie Rolls, Red White And Blue Taffy, Patriotic Bubblegum, and USA Candy Bracelets!


With all of that candy up for grabs, kids will love these Patriotic Goody Bags!  Throw in some Stars & Stripes Folding Hand Fans and Patriotic Glow In The Dark Bracelets and your little party guests will mark this down in their book as the best. party. ever.


If you’re throwing a pool party this 4th Of July (like we are) you HAVE to have one of these Inflatable American Flag Coolers!  Don’t underestimate the size of this thing…it is HUGE!  I’m 5′ 3″ and this inflatable cooler comes up to my hip, so keep in mind the size to make sure you can accommodate it.  Despite the patriotic theme, this is something that we will be using often as residents of Arizona.  On our next river trip we’ll be bringing this cooler and staying hydrated and cool all day long.

Make your 4th Of July Party the most epic party on the block with Oriental Trading.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Beywarriors Shogun Steel Review


If you’re kids like Beyblade, you’ve probably bought them (at some point) Beyblades, launchers (my kids love the dual launcher!), and battle stadiums. The new Beywarriors Shogun Steel is still really close to the other games with a few new differences.


These Beyblades have characters on top, they’re not just a spinning blade. My boys love the addition of the characters! The squeal of delight as I opened the box was one of the best sounds ever. My oldest son said “this Beyblade game is the best there has ever been!”, so definitely a hit with them.



There are a couple of other things I would like to mention. One of the ripcords broke the second time it was used, so that made it a bit more difficult for my son to play. Fixable with super glue but I’m a little bummed it broke so soon out of the box.


The launching of the Beyblades have changed for this game. It’s not a launcher that loads from the bottom and one rip of the cord. You place the ripcord in the side and pull it back and forth a few times and then release. Because of the changing of how they’re launched, it is more difficult for one of my son’s who is a lefty. He can’t turn it a different way like he could with the others types of Beyblades.

Also as I mentioned with the new way of launching, the Beyblade gets spinning very quickly with your hand still very close. If your hand slips (and even mine did) your knuckles will hit the metal and it hurts! My oldest son’s knuckles were cut as you can see in the picture below.


All in all, still a game I would buy for my kids. They will learn to be cautious after a few times of getting their knuckles in the way, but I would like to see a new way of launching. If there is a solution to the launching issue, my boys loved it, and I would buy the new version for sure!

***I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion from . I was not compensatd in any way, and what you have read is my true, honest opinion.***