Entertaining on the 4th


Whether you are thinking of a small gathering or an elaborate party for the 4th of July, it always helps to have some inspiration!

 

The fourth is a great time for eating outdoors in a casual setting.  This paper table cloth with hand drawn table settings is the perfect option.  The cloth napkins are a nice touch, but you could do yourself a favor and use a patriotic paper napkin to make life simple.  The potted plants make a lovely centerpiece for the table.

 

 

This tablecloth has just the right amount of red + blue and could be used all Summer long.  These disposable wooden utensils are also so fun for any party.

 

 

I’m convinced that a good portion of how anything tastes can be attributed to it’s presentation.  You can dress up simple recipes and have your guests coming back for seconds.  It’s all in the little details!

 

 

These fresh fruit cones would be so easy and are so, so pretty.

 

 

For my husband’s 30th a few years back, we individually wrapped the sandwiches in parchment paper and tied them up with twine.  It was a little bit time consuming, but completely worth it in the end.

 

I loved the idea of displaying some sparklers for guests to use after dark and it could also be used as a centerpiece.

 

 

Doesn’t this ice cream bar look delightful?  Or this amazing Blueberry Ice Cream Pie with a brown sugar-almond crust?  YUM!  Both would be a fun addition to any dinner.

 

 

Here’s to a great 4th!

 

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