Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic Theme for 4th of July!

Today is the perfect day for an outdoor picnic or BBQ. I decided to make a 4th of July inspiration board that can be used for an informal wedding, or just a weekend party!

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I think getting married on the 4th of July does have some unique appeal -- just imagine your outdoor wedding reception with a spectacular fireworks display over head! Plus, if you or your fiance are in the military, it might be an especially meaningful date to celebrate.

The Patriotic Jels are from Keepsake Favors. They're even fun flavors. The red is strawberry, the white is champagne, and the blue is blueberry. Cute and tasty!

Most of the patriotic decorations on this board are from Oriental Trading Company. Patriotic paper lanterns, paper plates, candleholders, and even an inflatable beverage cooler. They really have a ton of inexpensive decorations.

The bow-tie is from JPress. If your groom isn't wearing his dress blues, I think a lightweight tan suit and this bow-tie could be really cute and simple.

The firework / sparkler wedding invitations are by Wedding Paper Divas.

The luscious berry desserts and the layered sand candle centerpieces are from Martha Stewart.

And don't forget to try that peach, mozzarella and basil salad this weekend. I served it at a dinner party this week and it was a definite hit!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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