How to Host a Red, White and Blue July 4th
Ready to celebrate July 4th in classic red, white and blue fashion? We've partnered with Eden Passante, founder of Sugar and Charm, to share tips on how to host and a few cocktails fitting for your festivities.
If you’re planning a festive 4th of July party this year, here are some easy entertaining ideas to add a little modern charm to your 4th!
Keep it patriotic and 4th of July inspired without going overboard! Simple decorations like small flags and some bunting work wonders without looking overdone.
I set up a round dining table and used garden stools as seating. By the pool, we created a cozy lounge area with pillows and blankets. We kept things simple, classic and clean but all inspired by the festive colors of our country.
Keep things easy and break out the cooler! Fill it with sodas, beer and water and let guests serve themselves. To keep everyone hydrated, we created pre-made ice waters in Weck jars. For the ice cubes, we made them with strawberries and blueberries to add to our 4th of July color scheme.
I love making a giant bowl of fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. And of course, a platter of watermelon is a must too!
Is there anything better than fresh, spiked homemade lemonade in the summer?! We used our favorite homemade lemonade recipe, added some vodka and filled it with strawberries, blueberries and mint. SO refreshing and perfect for the 4th!
Spiked gelatin shots are fun to make and look so good in these slanted shot glasses. Serve them with tiny spoons and enjoy!
Fresh flowers are always a must! And don’t forget the sparklers! It just takes a little preparation and inspiration to create a charming and modern 4th of July party that your guests will love!
The only thing left to do is enjoy the party and watch the fireworks!
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Photography by Zan Passante.