I LOVE the 4th of July!!! It's right up there with Christmas and Halloween as far as I'm concerned. Something about all that red, white and blue just makes me happy. What can be better than fireworks, the warm summer night, amazing food and celebrating our beautiful and awe inspiring country. I thought I'd get you started thinking in that direction since we only have a week left to prepare!! Here are some fun images and ideas for you...
They sell these fun beverage containers everywhere these days. Homegoods, Costco, Crate and Barrel, you name it. Fill them with Fruit Punch, Sprite and Blue Kool Aid and you automatically have a fun and festive and practical centerpiece!
I'll do a little tutorial on how to make something similar to these fun decorations later this week. SO easy!!!
You can find this great table runner at Social Couture.
** Money saving tip** Think of what you have around the house...do you have a fun red, white and blue quilt that can substitute as a table cloth for the day??
a couple more fun table ideas rom social couture...you can find the red and white striped popcorn bags and boxes at your local Cost Plus World Market. Love the simple idea of strawberries in white buckets with ribbon tied around.
**Money Saving Tip** Make your own "white buckets" with some inexpensive terra cotta pots that you paint white with a 99cent bottle of acrylic paint.
This banner is SO cute!!! Check out how to make it and a bunch of other great crafts with this 4th of July Crafts Tutorial from Country Living.
another super cute placecard idea from Country Living
and finally Martha. We must remember our party favors! Keep your guests cool on the warm summer night with these adorable DIY patriotic fans...
Here's the fan tutorial.
Hope this gets your creative juices flowing!! I'll be back with more fun ideas for the 4th later in the week!!
Have a great Monday!!