In the midst of sweltering summertime, we’re excited to celebrate our nations freedom! Kick off the Fourth of July this year by easily hosting in your own backyard. Whether you’re planning a pool party, barbecue, or entertaining on a small patio, these tips are timeless, helping you prep your party in a cinch!
Use seasonal summer blooms to create a focal piece arrangement. Simply cut fresh flowers from your own yard or grab them while you’re at the grocery store. Place classic white blooms into a festive vase and finish the look with the addition of mini flags! Create a few of these arrangements to scatter on tables or bar tops!
Don’t forget to dress up each element of your table! Set the stage with a chic runner or table cloth, highlighting the stars or stripes of our flag. Arrange a variety of your floral arrangements, outdoor lanterns, and citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay! Add simple picnic plates and silverware within the festive color palette and finish the look with casual kitchen linens.
Add a classic soda paired with a paper straw to each place setting for a fun pop! While it’s hot out, provide your guests with festive flavored water. Slightly sweet and hydrating, load a beverage dispenser with cut strawberries and blueberries. Fill it up with chilled water, and watch the blueberries naturally sink while the strawberries float! This fun tip creates the perfect stripes of red white and blue!
Keep things seasonal and prepared ahead of time so you can enjoy the party too! Use wooden skewers and a star shaped cookie cutter to create a fun and healthy snack for the kids. Stack blueberries and a star shaped watermelon for the perfect handheld treat. Next, fire up the grill and cook the rest outside. Take advantage of the summer produce in season: corn, squash, zucchini, asparagus, and more! Pair it with a refreshing made-ahead salad and marinated grilled chicken for a perfectly balanced summer plate!