Summer has officially arrived and the firework stands have started going up around the country, this means the Fourth of July is just around the corner and we want you to be prepared for your upcoming gathering. No, we're not talking about hot dogs and hamburgers, we're talkin' DIY festive decor, the highlight of your party (besides the fireworks, of course).
1. Beyond Red, White and Blue
It goes without saying that the three main colors you'll be using on the Fourth of July are red, white and of course, blue. But, why stop there? There's a plethora of additional colors you can sneak into your arrangements and decor to add life to your festive decor. Black and gray compliment red, white and blue triumphantly. Green also works very well on table spreads when used with care. Play around with color, you'd be surprised how just much works with the stars and stripes.
2. Mason Jars are Your Best Friends
If you're not drinking out of them, you're decorating with them and both are very good things. In recent years mason jars have been a huge tool for keeping your decor charming with a vintage feel. The uses are almost infinite, so play around with them.
3. Celebrate with Cake
If you still have room for more food after stuff your face with delicious hamburgers and hot dogs, why not celebrate with a cake? It is America's birthday after all. The Fourth of July can always bring out the best cake decorator in all of us and can be a fun group activity leading to the start of fireworks. Plus, who doesn't love cake?
4. Don't Stop When The Fireworks Do
Just because the fireworks have stopped, doesn't mean your party has to. After spending nearly the whole day outdoors take your gathering inside for games, treats, air conditioning and more adult beverages. This serves as a great way to wind down to more intimate conversations, away from the youngsters and loud booming sounds.
What inspires you?
The Fourth of July and summer in general offer a great time to play around with your creative decor ideas. So, play around, have fun and be safe this Fourth of July. Tag us on Instagram at #JenTayHome or post a picture of your summer space to our website's gallery here and share it with the world! Most importantly, don't forget to stay cool.