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.
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:
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
Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches
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
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
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.
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!