As July Fourth approaches we like to come up with some new ideas of how to celebrate the freedom we have here in America in style. Since the day is all about freedom we would like to give you some quick, cute and easy ideas so as not to work too hard on a celebratory day!
Traditionally we celebrate with Red, White, and Blue the colors of our Flag and the colors that symbolize our Freedom. Start with spreading out a Gingham Cloth Checkered Tablecloth that’s either red and white or blue and white. For a nice contrast, put blue color tableware and cloth napkins on your red and white tablecloth or red plates, red silverware and red cloth napkins on your blue gingham tablecloth.
Decorate your table with DIY Candle Holders. Layer a glass jar with red, white, and blue rice (divide rice in three and then color some rice red and some blue with food coloring) and then insert a candle in the middle. For less of a hassle, layer your jar with kidney beans, (red) baby lima beans or navy beans (white) and black beans (for the blue) and insert a candle.
There are many patriotic desserts out there but what about dinner? Try a layered taco salad layered with tomato, cheese and black beans. You can also try layering a pasta dish with pasta and tomatoes or pasta sauce as the stripes.
Have any other dinner ideas? We’d love to hear from you on how you make your Fourth of July a really special one.
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Posted in Decor, Fourth of July, Home and Garden, Napkins, Picnic, Table Linens, Wedding and Parties, tagged cloth napkins, Fourth of July, placemats, tablecloths on July 3, 2013|
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July 4th is a day to celebrate our freedom with family and friends. Here are some great July Fourth ideas for you to enjoy.
Decorate your table with the classic red white and blue. Spread out a red or white tablecloth and then add accents to your taste. Add something blue such as a blue napkin, place mats or a table runner. Place red white and blue ribbons to the flower vase, or tie a ribbon around your cloth napkins as a napkin ring.
After you have finished your dinner its time to bring out the desserts. These July Fourth Flag cake pops looks irresistible. You can also create this flag by scooping out sorbet or ice cream scoops for a refreshing dessert. Here is the link for the recipe:
Cupcakes have been quite the rage for the last few years, and now Push-Up Cakes are taking the cupcake world by storm. These are a huge hit with any crowd and are deceptively easy to make. Here is the link for recipe:
You can always add something healthy to your cupcake dessert by adding some fresh fruit that are plentiful this time of year. A fresh fruit platter with strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and blueberries make a healthy presentation and refreshing after a big meal.
Last but now least have a game or an activity prepared for the children (or adults!) to do. It can be something simple as bringing some crayons along for them to create a picture or this cool twist on the classic hopscotch game. It makes a get together much more memorable and a great ice breaker when an activity is done together as a family. Wishing you all a happy July 4th and a great weekend.
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