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July 4th :: Outdoor Entertaining

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July 4th // Outdoor Entertaining

Festive, without being cheesy. That’s what I love about this July 4th tablescape pictured above. Your Independence Day backyard picnic can also patriotic without overloading on stars and stripes by simply keeping to a red, white and blue color scheme. Here are a few items perfect for stylish July 4th outdoor entertaining:

July 4th // Outdoor Entertaining Picksproduct links

1 picnic blanket // 2 hammock // 3 enamalware // 4 bar cart // 5 beach towel // 6 pillow

*first image via BHG


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Read full story By on June 23, 2015 in color, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Holiday, holiday decor

July 4th :: Fireworks Essentials

Watching the fireworks is always a highlight for my family on July 4th. Whether you are staking out a place on the beach, in the park or simply in your front yard, you’ll want to make sure you are comfortable and have the essentials. Here’s some hand-picked items perfect for firework gazing, yet sport an updated July 4th look:

4th of July Firework Essentials

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Happy, safe July 4th!


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Read full story By on July 2, 2013 in Entertaining, fashion, Fourth of July, Holiday, patio furniture

July 4th Ideas for Kids

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Wow. July 4th is just days away. If  you’ve been caught you off guard too, here’s a few last minute ideas for your Independence Day block party, family picnic or annual gathering at the lake house to watch the fireworks. Many are craft and food ideas with kids in mind, but I’m sure there are a few adults who would appreciate the deliciousness and patriotic details too!

July 4th ideas for kids - simplifiedbee.com

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For more July 4th ideas, visit the Simplified Bee pinterest board. It’s loaded with tons of red, white and blue inspiration!

Happy, safe July 4th!


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Read full story By on July 1, 2013 in baby and children, DIY, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Holiday

Cute 4th of July Decorating Ideas

Throwing a July 4th party or simply want to add some patriotic touches to your home? In any case, here are some darling and inspiring Independence Day decorating and entertaining ideas to get you in the holiday spirit.

cute july 4th picnic table setting stars stripes

{Patriotic Table Setting via Southern Living}

cute july 4th party supplies paper goods
{Red, White & Blue Paper Goods from Shop Sweet Lulu}

cute 4th of july desserts
{Festive July 4th Desserts: top – berry cupcakes via Martha Stewart, flag rice crispy treats; bottom – flag tart via Martha Stewart, chocolate covered strawberries via allrecipes.com, patriotic parfaits via Martha Stewart.}

red white blue july 4th paper lanterns

{Paper Lanterns via Pier 1 and 4th of July Signage via Pottery Barn Kids}

diy 4th july banner
{DIY July 4th Rosette Banner via Country Living}

How will you be celebrating July 4th?

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Read full story By on June 5, 2011 in DIY, Entertaining, food, Fourth of July, holiday decor