STAR-SPANGLED SOIRÉE – It is simply a known fact that the Fourth of July is everyone’s favorite summer holiday. Poolside libations, dazzling fireworks, and an excuse to blast American Idol’s Season 2 rendition of “God Bless The USA,” – what’s not to love?! But while I love the classic backyard BBQ, this year I’m all about Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Trendiness!
If you’re trying chic-up your party, these four ideas will be sure to transform your backyard BBQ into a Star-Bangled Soirée!
Patriotic Photo Booth
The Fourth of July always calls for a cute picture to show off your red, white, & chambray look, which is why a photo op is essential and super easy. All you need is an American flag, an open area to hang it, photo booth props, and an iPhone! You can get as creative with this as you want. Add twinkly lights for an evening party or baskets of flowers for a little color – either way this is the Instagram-worthy photo-op your guests are looking for.
Nothing says Happy Birthday America quite like celebratory cocktails! Just go on Pinterest and you’ll find hundreds of red, white, and blue beverages. But the key to a successful drink is all in the presentation. Pour your concoction into adorable mason jars, garnish with a few berries, add in a striped straw and voila – the perfect patriotic potion.
If you want to get really fancy, freeze small blueberries and raspberries into ice cubes for a little more fun!
Let freedom ring with these adorable DIY garlands! Cut strips of red and blue bandanas, burlap, and lace and tie them around a string. This is so easy and adds a shabby chic vibe to the atmosphere. I can’t wait to see how these turn out!
Red, White & BBQ
Fire up the grill! All things BBQ are a summertime staple and a Fourth of July tradition! I love this idea – create an adorable display of everything you could possibly want to put on your hot dog or burger. Complete with ketchup, mustard, relish, tomato, pickle, onion, etc. this BBQ Bar is already making my mouth water!
Whether you’re planning a small family gathering or a Fourth of July extravaganza, these four party ideas are sure to chic-up your Star-Bangled Soirée!