The 4th of July is here, a holiday dedicated to family, friends, celebrating freedom and the love of summer. Planning a party for this mid-summer holiday consists of more than serving burgers and hot dogs on the grill - it calls for spirited decor and fresh, crisp accents. We've put together a few of our favorite ideas for bringing your 4th of July party to life this year.
Floral is one of our favorite accents for this summer holiday - with fresh plants blooming through gardens everywhere it's easy to accent your dinner tables with fresh blooms from your yard or from your local florist. We've added one of our favorite centerpieces for the holiday below. By choosing to stay in the blue and white color scheme this arrangement stays away from cheesy cliches; opting for chic blue hydrangea, thistle, roses and callas lilies. These blooms play up the summer air without feeling over-done. Adding in red gingham napkins or festive party favors will bring your party full circle.
Blue and white floral centerpiece
If you are looking for simple elegance that will add color and dimension to your kitchen table or barbeque try a fresh bowl of apples. Vibrant red apples in a monochromatic display will draw your guest's attention and will hint at a healthy snack alternative on this day of indulgence. Try pairing the apples with a family heirloom bowl or with an antique flow blue bowl that bring the red, white and blue theme full circle.
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Wheat Grass Centerpiece
Plants are another way to make a statement on your dining room table. Wheat grass planters fit perfectly onto a long dining or picnic table and add a pop of fresh greenery (even when you don't have an outdoor space). We accented the below party with red, white and blue balloons to bring this event together.
Wheat grass centerpieces