Red, White & Ooh!

June 25, 2018 Outdoor Celebrations, Outdoor Cooking

This Fourth of July be the host with the most, let sparks fly, have the most patriotic patio, the most festive food, and have your guests leave with stars in their eyes!  We are about to help you throw one heck of a birthday party for America!  A touch of red here, a dab of white there and a lot of ooh everywhere and this will be one for the books!

We have decor demos, tasty treats, boozy sips and kid-friendly fun on our Pinterest page! It’s stocked with patriotic pins great for ideas on how to perk up your patio.  Check out these rustic centerpieces, they’re affordable too!

 

 

Give them something to remember with this adorable DIY American flag backdrop, perfect for picture taking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something fun for the kids … homemade edible firecrackers made from cake and POP ROCKS!  Watch out for the tasty lil’ explosion in your mouth!

 

 

Salute to this super salad that will leave you refreshed on a hot 4th of July!

Salad recipe 4th of July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How ’bout some 50 Star Chicken and other festive foods for the main course?

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End things with a real bang with these boozy bombs!

Red, White and Booze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the kiddos can’t have the cherries, how about this kid-friendly patriotic punch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or add the alcohol back in with these red, white and booze ideas!

 

And top it off with some Star Spangled Sweetness!

 

How to Host an Outdoor Style Star Spangled Party

June 16, 2014 Outdoor Living

This Outdoor Style Independence Day celebration is inspired by the old patriotic anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. We’ve incorporated song lyrics into the decorations and food for a playful, yet honoring nod to the country we love.

Set A Star Spangled Mood with Fourth of July Party Decor

What so proudly we hailed at the twilights’ last gleaming

Take into consideration that, for most Fourth of July celebrations, the party continues from daylight picnics to nighttime fireworks. As you’re planning your decorations, you’ll want to highlight the colors for daylight hours and lighting for after dark. Choose a patriotic hand-painted American flag for your focal point. Consider a spotlight for the evening hours or hang string lights nearby to showcase the flag at twilight.

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And the rockets’ red glare

Here’s a no fuss centerpiece for your patio table that really shows off once the sun goes down. Add a few floral sprigs to give color and texture during the day. Collect a variety of bottles and a handful of extra long sparklers. These are often used for weddings and they’ll burn for approximately 170 seconds. Gather all of these elements on a table runner and you’ve got a centerpiece that will light up the night!   

 

 

 

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Also, try hanging these DIY confetti popper rocket streamers from Alpha Mom around your patio for some daytime color and flourish. Even the littlest ones can help make this project!

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

Hang this “land of the free” burlap bunting over a doorway or between patio columns.

 

 

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Set A Star Spangled Spread with these Outdoor Friendly Foods

Whose broad stripes and bright stars

This easy and refreshing fruit salad features bright stars cut from watermelon with star-shaped cookie cutters.

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The bombs bursting in air

Flank steak pinwheels are bursting with flavor. Maybe it’s a stretch to say the round shape of the steaks is reminiscent of those mortars shot up in the sky, but it’s grilled beef, so maybe you’ll just go with me on this. 

 

 

 

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Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave

There are so many great ways and flavors to incorporate the colors of the holiday in your Fourth of July spread. Try this patriotic take on a Texas tradition, salsa! Be sure to assemble it at the last minute to keep the colors separate.

 

 

 

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Have a safe and happy Independence Day with your loved ones!

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