OUR TOP PICKS FOR 4TH OF JULY ENTERTAINING!
We aren't trying to rush through June (especially now that Summer is finally here!) but America's Birthday is just around the corner! So before the festivities, travel plans or maybe the decision to stay right here at home take place, we want share our favorite picks for hosting a festive 4th of July while steering clear of the traditional stars and stripes (although it's tough to avoid) and embracing all shades of blue, aqua, white and gray! We are in love with these picks perfect for an all-American party anytime this Summer!
We paired solids with gingham, mixed fabrics and raw edges, incorporated teal and light gray (to break up the "red, white & blue"), and found a playful mix of bold yet simple patterns. No to mention some yummy drinks for you (and the kids!)
And as always, it's not about creating more work! We like to create a cohesive and simple looks by discovering, curating, and pulling together the best of what we find! This is how we'll be celebrating and here are the links so you can grab some of these for your 4th of July!
Right now, we are all about reusable napkins. MyDraps tear-a-way, reusable napkins are 100% cotton and can be used up to 6 times! These will last you through all the entertain by the pool and good company this season without wasting paper!
Paola Navone's collection with Crate & Barel is brilliant. We love her coastal, casual and chic products they put out together. We love her Como gauze Linen Napkins. We recently used these at a French seafood 6-course private dinner and the client loved them! They are made from gorgeous crisp white linen with a brightly colored edge. They are our favorite alternative to paper dinner napkins.
Spindrift is a locally made bottled soda company great to have for non-drinkers, teens and kids! We picked Sparkling cranberry raspberry and Sparkling blackberry! You can grab any of these flavors at WholeFoods.
Celebrate with your our little fireworks show! Tops Malibu sparklettes and their star wands are so fun! Light them and wave them in the night's sky or use them as cake toppers—Happy Birthday, America!
I'm especially drooling over these classic navy and white stripe Kate Spade New York Charlotte Street Tidbit Plates which come in sets of 4 at Bloomingdales. Simple Bold patterns make it easy to coordinate with your other fun party goods.
Lucite trays are so functional and look great displayed on any table especially "For Chandon American Summer" by Jonathan Adler. Line up your bottled sodas or sweets, and serve!
Make a pitcher of Bramble Brew with this recipe from the ladies of Owl's Brew hailing from Brooklyn. Their brews are made form tea! Genius!
- 2 parts Pink & Black (darjeeling tea with a hint of hibiscus)
- 1 part Tequila
- Muddle fresh raspberries & strawberries (yes, please!)
- Shake & pour over ice
- Garnish with fresh mint!
I'm the biggest fan of handwritten invitations and notes. Invite your guests or write your thank you notes on Linda & Harriett's Oysters notepad. The illustration reminds me of digging for oysters on Cape! (Yes, I've done this and it's so fun!) Their stationery is graphic, simple and uses repeat patterns in solid and bold colors. Check out Liz's Studio Series trays too! I love her company and her new identity!
What's not to love about these Enamel Servers by West Elm?! They are glossy and juicy looking! I love all three of these colors together!
We spotted these nautical Sea Life Plates at Paper Source on Boylston Street Each 4-pack comes with one of each design. And melamine is the best for entertaining outdoors or with kids!
We hope you are inspired or love these pieces as much as we do! Add any combination of these finds to your party and sparks will fly!
Happy 4th of July!
K & Paige