Here are a some red, white, and blue accessory essentials to create a patriotic theme that will delight guests at your 4th of July barbecue.
1. Round white paper lantern. $3.99 – $5.99. World Market
2. Indigo Outdoor Pillows, set of 2. $26.49. Kohl’s
3: Outdoor Enameled Steel Buckets. red/white/blue $6.95ea. Sur La Table
4: Red Beer Tub. $19.99. Bed Bath & Beyond
5: Red Check Cotton Tablecloth. $74.20. Sears Online
6: American Atelier Garden Lattice Tray. $25. Bloomingdales Home
7: Denim Napkins, set of 4. $13.96. Sur La Table
8: Entertaining Beverage Sever. $119.99. Crate & Barrel
Now a few quick tips! I think every outdoor party should have oodles of paper lanterns floating overhead. It’s a really easy and inexpensive way to create an elegant scene. Create a designer look in your back yard by layering a variety of patterns using pillows, seat cushions, and tables cloths. Don’t be afraid to give it a go; try different patterns in the same color, add different shades of one color, or mix up 2 – 3 colors with the patterns. I love the mini steel buckets from Sur La Table. Use them for serving up french fries and snacks or holding silverware.
Have a Happy 4th of July!