Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Boat / Pontoon Parade Recap 2018

Hi ya'll!!! Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday morning! I cant believe I forgot to post these pictures from the 4th of July weekend! Here we go...blast back a few weeks - HA HA HA ...

Every 4th of July at my parents house on the lake there is a boat parade. Anyone can enter and it is free! All they ask is that you pick a theme and decorate your boat. It has to be very visible as the parade starts at 9PM and continues until about 10:30PM so you also need to have a lighted theme! The kids LOVE this and look forward to it every year! They are almost as obsessed as my little sister and myself! It is so much fun and I love that we are making memories and traditions!

The theme we chose this year was construction site! It was the easiest to do yet!!! With the help of that orange plastic used at construction sites it was sooo easy too!


Here is a view of the completed boat from the neighbors house!
Zoomed in a little...
Me and my nephew with a little wave in the back from my niece!
 And finally, the view from on the boat! It was soo much fun and I hope the kids cherish these memories when they get older as much as I do!

The previous years pics are below...

Last year - 2017...I think this is everyone's favorite so far!! The shower looked so realistic! We played the songs Rubby Ducky and Splish-Splash the whole time! HAHA!

2016...We played the song Jailhouse Rock the whole time.

and our first year 2015..We had all kinds of Caribbean music playing and the kids and I tried to hula the whole time - HA HA!

Hopefully we will have many more years of this awesome fun!!!

Anyone else ever decorated a boat for a parade? How do you make memories that last for your family? Any cool traditions you have for you family?




Thanks everyone for reading and being a part of my life! Hugs to you all! I am also joining in on Welcome Wednesday!  


10 comments:

  1. ahhh so much fun! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Jessi! We look forward to it every year and the kids REALLY love every second! Making memories is the best! Hugs

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  2. That looks super fun! Love all the pics.

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    1. Thanks Lisa - it really is awesome - we enjoy it more and more every year! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a great rest of your week! Hugs!

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  3. What fun themes! I love watching, but avoid having to participate. LOL You make it look like a good time :)

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    1. LOL! I love that you avoid participating!! HA! Every year as we are struggling to get everything to work my Mom says "why do you guys do this every year? It is way to much work!" But the response is, it is really making lasting memories and fun family traditions for the kids so it is totally worth it! Have a great week Becki!!! Hugs

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    2. I loved seeing these photos and hearing about the boat parades. Your themes and decorations for all the years are just great! I grew up in a family with a pontoon boat that we used every weekend. Later, my brother had one that we all enjoyed as well. There is nothing better than a pontoon boat. Seriously!

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  4. What music did you play this year? Love the bubbles one, so fun!

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    1. Hi Julie!!! We did Kids Bop stuff - we could not come up with music for our construction theme! So funny you asked that since it was a struggle for a while and we finally just played what the kids like- LOL!!! Have a great Thursday!!!! :-)

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  5. Now that looks like a lot of fun to me. What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. I love the one you have entered this year and the other's too! I agree that the show is adorable.

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