Celebrate the 4th!!

by Felicia Benton

July 4th is right around the corner.  Are you drawing a blank as to how to decorate for your party? Try these great tips for you get together, and leave on great impression on your guest.

1. Doing a Buffett… store your guest’s utensils in a glass jar with a colorful handkerchief. (see pic #1)  This is a lovely way to decorate and add color to your outdoor buffet table.  Furthermore, it allows your guest to grab their silverware, napkin, and also jar/cup for drinks all at once. 

2. Looking for a different way to decorate your table other than the standard red, white, and blue... try softer tones. (see pic #2)  Using softer tones like rose, pink, or baby blue allow you to still keep within the theme of the July 4th.  Also try using teals and reds. Or red and white checks.  This is also another way to you can still keep in the theme while creating a unique look.

3. Looking for a neat centerpiece…try the following.  Use floral foam balls.  They are easy and inexpensive to create.   Use colorful Chinese food boxes (in primary reds and blue).  These food boxes make for one creative unique plant holders.  Or try a tier planter that shows off your red, white and blue flowers

4. Use your food to also decorate your table.  Cupcakes in red, white, and blues.  Blue berries, strawberries, or raspberries in a white cup not only add that patriotic look to your table, but also make for a healthy snack.