It's Party Time! Find Some Inspo in our "Hosting the Fourth of July" Look Book!
Glimmering sparklers, delicious food, and spending quality time with the people we love...The Fourth of July
is truly a special holiday. Let's celebrate the 4th in style and with those we love! We’ve put together an elegant look book for those of you hosting this years’ Fourth of July.
Incorporating some metallic rose golds throughout the table can really boost the typical color trio into a more elegant look. Metallic silverware (especially cups) can give the whole table an elegant and overall polished touch.
Reds can be a little scary and bold but it’s a must for the occasion!! Incorporate reds in accent pieces and stick to one shade throughout the table for consistency and just the right amount of pop! A deeper, bold red floral for the centerpiece is classy and just enough! (Tulips and ranunculus are gorgeous in red!)
For blues, try more navy or lighter gray-blue hues instead of the classic royal blue. It will bring a more sophisticated look to the table and mesh better with the metallic golds as well!.
Add pillows! They’ll make a huge difference! Play around with different colors and patterns to create your own unique space. They will also give your backyard a more inviting and cozy touch, Comfier guests are happier guests!
Try these yummy and simple to make Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers! They are healthy, refreshing, and most importantly… very patriotic
What you'll need: 1 Watermelon,
6 ounces of feta cheese, blackberries, small wooden skewers
1. Slice watermelon and feta cheese into 1” cube
2. Skewer the watermelon chunks, feta, and blackberries
3. Place on serving platter and refrigerate
4. Start the party!
Nothing screams Fourth of July more than a classic American Flag Cake! Check out recipe on delish
Watermelon Mint Moscow Mule
Perfectly refreshing and zingy, perfect to cool off in hot July!
What you'll need:
Fresh mint leaves
1 ½ oz vodka
1 oz lime juice
½ cup of ginger beer
Watermelon, mint, and lime for garnish
How To:1. Mix the watermelon and mint in a cocktail shaker.
2. Add vodka, lime juice, and ½ cup of ice cubes. Place the lid on the shaker and shake for about 10 seconds.
3. Place ½ cup ice cubes into a cute copper mug, and strain the mixture into the mug.
4. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with mint, watermelon, and a lime wedge.
2 shots of gin
Patriotic Gin and Tonic
Simple, sophisticated and very patriotic for a classy dinner party.
1. Place the blueberries and raspberries into ice trays and create fruity ice cubes!
2. Layer these ice cubes into the cup, and pour gin over the ice
3. Fill the rest with tonic water
Red, White, and Blogger
Karen O’Brien | For All Things Pretty
We adore Karen! She is a beautiful blogger from sunny Southern California! She loves documenting all things (pretty) that inspire her from style to beauty to food. We talked to Karen and she gave us some amazing quick fashion/beauty tips for the Fourth! Thanks Karen!
What are your fourth of July plans?
For Fourth of July, I'm planning on spending the day with friends and family. Every year we love to cook out and spend the day together. I always make sure to cut some fresh watermelon to snack on throughout the day but my favorite part is spending time with everyone. This year, we're actually planning on setting up a picnic towards dusk at the beach so we can watch the fireworks overlooking the ocean. It should be amazing and I'm so excited!
What is a fashion/beauty tip?
As for fashion, I always love sticking to something cute and simple with a patriotic touch. Last year, I wore a pair of high waisted cut off shorts with an off the shoulder white flowy blouse. I added a red bandana on my neck as a neck scarf for a little pop of color. A perfect way to wear red white and blue for the holiday! As for makeup, I like to keep it simple. A good BB cream with SPF since I'll probably be outdoors most of the day, a little mascara, bronzer, blush, & highlight plus a good lip color (red is always a great touch!) and of course, a nice fragrance is a must!
Posted on June 29 2017 by Jennifer McKay Newton