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I can't believe 4th of July is already upon us! June went way too fast! So, this 4th of July party spread was inspired by clean lines and of course the ubiquitous red, white, and blue. My fabulous friend, Shannon of Riso Studio, captured all of the details! Isn't she amazing? In case you are interested, here are all of my projects for celebrity Lauren Conrad.
These meringue or "forgotten" cookies (recipe) are delish and oh so easy! They can be called "forgotten" cookies because you literally sit them in the oven overnight and wake up in the morning and they are done!
We stacked red, white, and blue whoopie pies in a jar and topped them with homemade whipped cream and our printable cupcake toppers!
I don't know about you, but we usually entertain outside for the 4th of July! Outdoor daybeds work great for outdoor entertaining. They are more comfortable than your average outdoor furniture pieces. I picked up this daybed a long time ago from West Elm. It was actually an indoor daybed that I turned into an outdoor daybed. The fabulous red hanging paper flowers are from the adorable Petite Party Studio here in town. The hanging blue and white medallions are from Party City! The pillows, candles, cutlery tin, and rug are from "Old Faithful" aka Target. I picked this chic tray up from West Elm, and the lanterns are from my other "Old Faithful," IKEA.
I love to use apothecary jars to decorate parties. You can fill them with anything, and they just make a lovely addition to any party. They also give you some height on your dessert table which adds visual interest. We filled this apothecary jar with giant red, white, and blue gumballs from ... ahem ... Party City. And we made these patriotic jello shots, and shared the recipe with you yesterday.
I made these napkins and DIY napkin rings last year. They worked perfectly for this year too! I heart it when I can reuse party supplies ... especially ones that I put some DIY work into!
Again, I'm speechless over the cake and banana splits (recipe)!
P.S. You can't ever go wrong with sugar cookies and shortbread cookies!
You can fill in these party invites digitally! And no, I don't live on Independence St. That would be a pretty cool address though.
What's a party without mini cupcakes!
A very easy but perfectly festive way to send your guests home with something is to package up some peppermints into some clear bags with our Thank You sendaway gift tags!
Happy 4th of July Party!
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