The fourth of July signifies summer is in full swing – and you can kick back and relax – that is, until Labor Day. So as we celebrate The Declaration of Independence and our country’s birthday, whether relaxing poolside, picnicking in the park, or dining al fresco, it’s important to remember to celebrate in style! With a little table inspiration and Vintage House & Garden recipes, you’ll be well on your way to a successful holiday with family and friends.
At the Table…
Who said setting a table had to be “work”? Have fun! Don’t be afraid to mix and match, use splashes of color, or take risks. There are only two “rules” to consider when preparing your table: make sure your guests can see each other and don’t use something so fragrant it will interfere with the aroma of the food. Above, a country bouquet serves as a centerpiece, and the heads of the table are accented with three single roses in a vase.
Nothing says Fourth of July quite like red, white, and blue! But if you don’t want to go crazy with the colors of old glory at the table, you can accent with them.
Use white flowers in a blue container or on blue fabric to show your patriotism!
Recipes...What to Serve
We love looking to vintage House and Garden for recipes and inspiration of any – and every – kind. This “On-the-move Cook Book” is perfect for any occasion, indoors or out. Barbecued chicken, roast corn, fruit mélange, and lobster tails with cognac butter…. You had me at lobster!
Red, White & Blue desserts...
If you don’t want to go crazy with patriotic colors on the table, make festive desserts! Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries will do.
Dessert ideas from Better Homes & Gardens
And some of our favorite table settings from Roberta Freeman and Roberta Roller Rabbit to to inspire your holiday weekend:
Happy Fourth of July!