Happy 243rd birthday America!
Summer is in full swing and July 4th is always a highlight. It is such a part of the fabric of our Nation.
BBQ’s will be fired up, horseshoes and corn hole showdowns will be happening, parades celebrating life in America in big and small towns and of course, fireworks to finish it all off with a bang!
O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain
However you celebrate the birth of our great country, there are so many ways to set the scene and show off your decor skills, from simple to elaborate depending on how, when and where you’re hanging out.
I set this table with a little help from Targets One Spot and some things I already had. You can get an easy patriotic look just by adding some small flags from the Dollar store to plant pots you already have. A chalk pen and some kind of chalkboard gives you a creative way to greet or guide guests. The chalkboard clothing pin stars are clipped onto linen napkins from Magnolias Hearth and Home line. The succulents I planted in little metal buckets that were $1 each. So easy.
And now, here’s some 4th inspiration that I found out there in the world wide web to spark that patriotic creativity.
Like this cute wreathe made from Tulle…
These fruit filled ice cubes that would be amazing in sparkling water like La Croix or some Sangria!
These watermelon cut into stars…
America, America, God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea
This year we are roadtrippin’ to North Dakota for a family 4th of July and reunion. My mom is from North Dakota, and as kids we went back every couple of years in the summer from California, for this very same celebration at my Aunts farm.
Along with myself and youngest daughter, my brother and his family, and one of my sisters are hitting the road with my mom for a reunion, years in the making!
Taking in the sights and scenery along the way and ending up in Bismarck, ND for the 4th!
Going to make for some tired behinds but creating some of those lifetime memories makes it so worth it.
In keeping with the patriotic holiday spirit, here’s a little playlist I created to celebrate America…some sweet songs to go with the hotdogs and fireworks 🧨 👇🏼
Enjoy a happy and safe holiday!