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Throwing a Patriotic Party? Tips for Your 4th of July Get-Together

Out of all the holidays, the 4th of July is probably Texas’ favorite (with, maybe, the exception of Texas Independence Day). Delicious summertime snacks, festive, color-coordinated fashion, lawn games that get a little too competitive, and fireworks to wrap up a fun-filled day; what more could you ask for? This year, your party may be a little smaller than usual, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. If you’re already filling up your Pinterest boards with new food or decor ideas, here are a few tips to make your patriotic party extra spectacular this year.

Star-Spangled Snacks

Serving up a spread is one of the best parts of July 4th. Fruits are finally in season, the grill is ready to be fired-up, and you’ve got tons of recipes stockpiled. But, instead of the traditional hot dog cookout, we suggest trying something new to spice up your sweet and savory snack table. Here are a few ideas to whip up for your guests:

Smoky Guacamole

Instead of hamburgers, throw your avocados on the grill (trust us) — you’ll be questioning why you hadn’t tried it until now. You can even throw in some grilled tomatoes to add a bit of patriotic color!

Get the recipe here.

Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza

Sweet, crisp corn is just as good off the cob as it is on this time of year. Add fresh, roasted corn to this mouth-watering pizza for a sprinkle of summertime flavor.

 Get the recipe here.

Charred Corn with Rosemary Grilled Pizza

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Combine two classic holiday desserts into one delicious treat. This dessert will add to your festive color scheme and satisfy your crowd’s sweet tooth — no spoon required.

Get the recipe here.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich

Tie-Dyed Fudge

Stick to your color theme. That’s the rule of the 4th, right? This new twist on a classic southern dessert will be sure to brighten up your table and your guests’ holiday.

Get the recipe here.

Tie-Dyed Fudge for Your 4th of July Celebrations

Red, White, and Blue All Over

Enhance your 4th of July decor by adding patriotic touches to your entire room or backyard. It’s all in the details. Adding traces of red, white, and blue throughout your accent pillows, floral arrangements, and even napkins help add a little extra charm to your festive celebration. Here are a few decor ideas that are affordable and easy to make at home:

Red, White, and Blue Bandana Wreath

Scrunch together a few dollar store bandanas and voila! — a frilly decoration for your front door. After all, curb appeal is important.

Find the tutorial here.

Patriotic Bandana Wreath

Painted Lawn Stars

This DIY project is perfect for a backyard get-together or around the pool. Even better: the kids can help you trace and paint.

Find the tutorial here.

4th of July Painted Lawn Stars

Red, White, and Blue Candles

Repurpose those leftover stickers from your junk drawer with this quick craft. Stick them on one of your favorite candles to create the perfect centerpiece, or add them to a mosquito repellent candle for an outdoor party.

A Festive Fit

No holiday is complete without an outfit to match the occasion. When picking what you’re going to wear, it’s important to consider where you are hosting your party. If you are throwing an outdoor get-together, a breezy sundress may be your best bet to keep you cool and collected. If your 4th of July party is inside or in the shade, some classic blue jeans and a patriotic top would be perfect (and very on-theme!). Regardless of where you are hosting, you can shop some of our favorite Fort Worth boutiques for the items that will keep you looking cute and comfortable until the firework finale. Shop some of our favorite looks:

Keep It Simple Dress

From Apricot Lane Boutique, this white dress with red and blue embroidery is sure to keep you cool in the Texas heat. Pair it with cowboy boots if you want to add a little southern flair!

Shop the look here.

Kristen Denim Shorts

What’s more American than blue jeans? These high-waisted denim shorts from a Cowtown classic, Beehive, are perfect to pair with any festive top.

Shop the look here.

Brumbaugh’s T-Shirt

If your event is a more casual affair, pair these cute cut-offs with the new Brumbaugh’s Texas t-shirt. The breathable cotton fabric and cute, Western flair are perfect for an Independence Day celebration in the Lone Star state.

Georgia Top

With red and white stripes, this top from Willow House is sure to channel your inner American flag. Pair with denim or navy shorts to get the full red, white, and blue look!

Shop the look here.

Even if this year’s Fourth of July get-together is just a family affair, these tips will make sure it’s one for the books. So bring on the lawn games, cold drinks, and dazzling fireworks; we’re ready to celebrate!

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