Hi, ya’ll! I’m back from my honeymoon and so excited to share some July 4th party ideas with you! I hope you enjoyed the guests posts last week! TOMORROW is the big red, white, + blue day! How are you going to celebrate? It’s hot down south but that won’t stop us from celebrating in style. I’m excited to share some of my absolute favorite July 4th party ideas! For more pictures of the nautical July 4th (above), click here! Read on for more fun tips + ideas.. Labeling centerpieces with “4″ numbers (check the hardware store for metal or wood ones) and fill with colored candies! Remember, if it’s hot where you are, don’t use chocolate as it will melt! Stick in sparklers or skewers with blueberries and raspberries! Don’t be afraid to mix ‘n match your dishes for an eclectic and patriotic table! Visit the craft store for patterned papers and make pinwheels! Pull out old metal buckets and fill with sand for an easy July 4th decoration! You can also stick pinwheels down in flower vases or candy centerpieces too! String them together for a cute garland or arrange them in a circle for a wreath. The possibilities are endless for this craft! Create a memorable dessert like this red, white, + blue velvet cake – checkered! How fun? The star detailing on the frosting is a fun, patriotic touch! Click here for recipe + how-to info for this cute cake! I’m totally in love with these 4th of July cakelets! They’re filled with pop rocks – HOW FUN? Kids and adults alike will enjoy this sweet treat during fireworks! Click here for the recipe! Cocktails are a must for celebrating independence day. Slice strawberries, blueberries, and pineapples (in star shapes) for your cocktail pitcher! Serve up individual drinks in mason jars with printed straws for a festive touch. Or try a childhood favorite – cocktail style – with sno cones! numbered centerpieces: BHG | pinwheels: BHG | July 4th pitcher: Punchbowl | Mason jar drinks: FabulousFoods BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is a new line of low calorie, ready to serve cocktails. At less than 95 calories for a 4-ounce serving, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is available in Pina Colada and Mojito flavors and is made with natural flavors, real juice and pure cane sugar. Whether enjoying a favorite cocktail after a long day or throwing a party, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails deliver classic cocktail taste that’s a hit with friends, won’t add inches to your waistline and won’t take all day to prepare.
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