The Fourth of July is one of my family’s most favorite holidays. Not only is it a special day for us because it’s our daughter Grace’s birthday, but because I’ve been a proud military wife for the past fifteen years. It’s also a day we reflect on our nation’s Freedom and the men and women who have given us this precious gift thru their dedication and hard work and it’s dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice insuring ours.
For me, nothing says Americana better than mixing red, white, and blue with a bit of rustic. It’s as American as apple pie, white picket fences and picnics in the park.
I found a great spot under the shade of an old oak tree to setup my dessert table. Patriotic Mason Jars by Meghann from Always The Occasion filled with white hydrangea really defined this summertime feel, along with “Old Glory,” a weathered wooden pallet and wicker.
For dessert, I decorated Vanilla Bean cupcakes with patriotic custom liners and flags (available in my shop).
Strawberries and blueberries displayed in printable paper cups provided a refreshing treat, and matched perfectly.
Goblets of red, white and blue jello paired with mini wooden spoons and patriotic ribbon.
Beautifully decorated cookies by the talented Katherine of Creating Awesomenessity helped complete the look for our table.
I setup a beverage station with decorated water bottles and burlap and twine wrapped root beer bottles.
Loved these copper pails for chilling, and the red, white and blue paper straws provided the perfect accent.
One of my favorite props was this rustic, wooden sign which I decorated with a pinwheel banner made by Shauna of Ella and Annie spelling, “FREEDOM,” metal stars and the inscription “land of the free because of the brave – since 1776.” Another salute to our brave men and women, past and present.
I hope you enjoy this upcoming Fourth of July holiday with your family and friends. What a great time of year to create your own special memories while enjoying great food, family games and the long-awaited cascade of spectacular fireworks under the evening stars.
I couldn’t have pulled this all together without the help of a few talented ladies:
Photography: Lisa C. Warren
Painted Mason Jars: Always The Occasion
Freedom Pinwheel Banner & Fabric Bunting: Ella and Annie
Decorated Cookies: Creating Awesomenessity
Styling & Printables: Painting Paris Pink
Written by: Paper + Pop
Items that can be found in our shop:
- Freedom Banner (on front of table) – printable
- 2″ & 4″ Party Circles – printable
- Cupcake Wrappers – printable
- Tent Card Food Labels – printable
- Paper Cones – printable
- Water Bottle Labels – printable
- Freedom 4″ x 6″ sign (in frame) – printable