We know how stressful it can be when your setting up a party in the middle of the summer. We have put together some easy tips for entertaining for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations this weekend. All of our tips are easy to do and cost close to nothing! Use these tips to have your patriotic party sparkle!
Create easy homemade centerpieces! Take mason jars and fill them up with red white and blue candies and stick your mini American flags in the candy. The mason jars give off a nostalgic, country feel and the candy makes it cute! Some candy the would work perfect for this would be red Fireballs, white mints and blue gumballs. Another option for a homemade centerpiece is to use different size glass jars to create fun centerpiece without flowers. Take out those old Christmas ornaments that you don’t use anymore and spray paint them red, white and blue. Fill the jars with the balls and put the lid on the jar. This is one of the easiest way to create a fun centerpiece without spending an arm and a leg on fresh flowers.
Create a red, white and blue dessert buffet! Frost an American birthday cake white and top it with a mixture of fresh blueberries and strawberries. Instead of candles use sparklers, just be sure to not have anything flammable on your cake!
Have a burger bar set-up for your barbeque. You can cook different kinds of burgers like beef, chicken, turkey or salmon burgers and set-up all different sides. This is perfect for summer entertaining because you can already have all the sides ready and wrapped in the refrigerator and take them out when the burgers are ready. Be creative with this and have other toppings than your average lettuce, tomatoes and pickles! Some toppings we would suggest are avocado, sautéed mushrooms, turkey bacon, cherry and banana peppers, pepperjack cheese, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, spinach, and chipotle mayo just to name a few. Party go-ers always like being able to have their own input on their food. This would be a huge hit and an easy change to the traditional hamburger and hotdog cookout.
Homemade Fruit Vodka
Make your own vodka! A few days before the party cut up strawberries and blueberries. Get one of the glass beverage dispensers and fill one with strawberries and one with blueberries. Fill the containers with plain vodka or flavored vodka. Soak the fruit for at least a full day before the party. Serve your homemade fruit infused vodka with soda water and a fresh strawberry and blueberry garnish on an American flag toothpick! All of your guests will love your patriotic cocktail!
Festive Buffet Table
Dress up your buffet table with wrapping paper! Instead of just putting serving platters down on the table put them on festive risers! Get red, white, blue or any patriotic wrapping paper you can find and wrap sturdy boxes. Place them on the table and place your serving platters on top of the boxes. It creates such a dramatic appeal to the table with costing close to nothing. It will look like you had a professional party designer set-up your buffet table!