4th of July Celebration
By: Creating Awesomenessity
There are so many opportunities and reasons to celebrate the military, and the freedoms that we are able to enjoy are due entirely to their service and the sacrifices they make. With Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day, and Patriot Day on the calendar, we celebrate and honor them throughout the summer. To welcome summer, and honor our military service members, there is a lot of budget-friendly fun in throwing together a small 4th of July Celebration for family and friends.
Being from the South, cookouts are a big part of our summers and Memphis is the BBQ capital of the world! For a 4th of July party, you can chose the theme “Welcome to an All-American Summer” to celebrate the day! The main banner we used was made by Painting Paris Pink, while I took a DIY approach for the the table runner by printing out the flag with all of the states which I found at Southern Charm and the star I found by Pixabella. I simply printed the quantity I needed and strung them together with ribbon.
When hosting a cookout, the meat is the star! Our table consisted of side dishes and desserts to go with the main items. On the table: hot dogs, cold slaw, pita chips and hummus, s’mores, pasta, fruit trifle, strawberry cupcakes, and cheesecake; there was chicken, steak, bratwurst, and corn off the grills.
Styling and Display: Creating Awesomenessity!
All-American Summer banner and food signs: Painting Paris Pink
Patriotic fabric garland: Lillypaul Designs
Red, white, and blue cupcake poms: Fizzy Party
Be sure to check out more 4th of July inspiration here!