Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday and a fun-filled Fourth of July weekend!

As my 3rd favorite holiday (behind New Years and Christmas, obviously), the Fourth of July always yields a pretty darn good celebration, as does any event with boats, hot dogs, and sparklers. A few ways to celebrate your Independence Day the right way:

Wear Red, White, or Blue




                                                     



( Susana Monaco, Shoshanna, and Tibi via Shopbop)

Buy Sparklers




Make a Patriotic Tablescape
1. For a fresh centerpiece, saturate a floral foam sphere in cool water, then cut the stems of white and red carnations short until they are only about 1 inch long. Then, in a tight pattern, insert stems into the sphere until it is covered. Cluster these carnation balls together in differentiating sizes for fun bursts of color throughout the table.

(picture via Country Living)
2. For a buffet style meal, place card each dish with a fun American Icon name. A few of my favorites via the roomates: Freedom Franks, Paul Revere Rotel, Patriotic Punch, and Uncle Sam Spinach Dip. 

3. At the end of the buffet, cluster a fork, spoon, and knife together with a tiny American Flag for guests to use. Tie with striped red, white, and blue ribbon.

Eat a Hotdog
What's more American than that classic treat?


Say a Prayer for our Troops, Past and Present




Love Your Neighbor
This is the Fourth of July. We're celebrating America here, so love on your fellow Americans. Offer up a drink to a passerby, invite a few extra people on to the boat, share sparklers around the neighborhood. Involve yourself in an intense taste of community.

Have a safe and fabulously fun weekend!

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