The Fourth of July is one of the most fun and easy holidays decorate for before your guests arrive. Whether you are planning a barbecue for the whole family, or doing some simple snacks for a few of your closest favorites, you can add a festive flare to your home by mixing a few decorations with some things you already have in your home right now.
We recommend sticking to simple but primary spots to place your holiday decorations – putting most of your energy into the wreath on front door, mantle and the main table. If you just have to decorate other places, prop a flag up and sprinkle some red and blue confetti on a white tablecloth for an easy but put together look. Here are a few more tips for Independence Day entertaining success.
Use What You Have
Hydrangeas are in full bloom, and they make a perfect centerpiece for your main table. Stick them in a mason jar and add a few inexpensive flags for a lovely arrangement that will wow your guests. Also, open your refrigerator and grab some fruit to decorate. Mix those blueberries and strawberries to add some patriotic colors to your table.
Get the Kids to Craft
What’s a holiday gathering without some crafts! Get those kids busy in advance of the holiday and have them create a banner with red and blue bandanas, make streamers or paint some planters for the occasion. If you need an extra hand with food, have them make patriotic popsicles or fruit-ka-bobs to impress your guests. Here are some of our favorite ideas from Parents Magazine for perfect holiday crafting.
That Wreath Though
Since the wreath is the first thing your guests see when they enter, we believe it’s the most important part of your Forth of July look. Stop by Rubies Home Furnishings and let us help you customize a wreath for the big day. We can even help you add a few colorful things to your existing wreath to change the whole look for the occasion. A bow, some burlap or even simple felt can give you door the wow factor for the Fourth.
Give them a Party Favor
Make sure your guest leave home with something in hand to make the Independence Day gathering really sparkle. We love these sparkler tags from Better Homes & Gardens.Just an easy print and download, add them to your sparklers and put them in a bucket for your guests to grab on the way out. What a great way to celebrate America!