The Fourth of July is the big kick-off for summer celebrating with parades, parties and fireworks. I generally host brunch for family and friends before we head out to celebrate Independence Day. This week I’m overbooked, so I need a table setting I can whip up at the last minute. Just because I won’t have lots of time, doesn’t mean the table won’t look fabulous!
I gathered up everything in my house with a Fourth of July theme, or anything that was red, white and blue. I have everyday white plates, square red salad plates I use at Christmas, and I found the blue star dishes at Goodwill last week.
You know the drill, layer, layer and layer some more! For place cards, I pulled out an old deck of cards and wrote guests’ names and added stickers. The candle trio is tied together with red chenille stems.
I actually found a dozen red springs at Goodwill a few months ago. Whenever you find something you might use someday, scoop it up immediately! I wasn’t sure what I would do with them when I bought them, but they’re perfect to hold a napkin. Fold a gingham napkin accordion style and tuck it in. Add a couple of straws and curly chenille stems (wind them around a pen!). Maybe I’ll use the springs to serve ice cream cones for dessert. That’s an idea!
I decorated the wine glasses in the same way. Wrap the stem with more chenille and add star stickers to the base. I bunched up a piece of red, white and blue ribbon, and used staples to hold it together to add another festive element to the place setting. I will probably use it as a runner for my brunch table. My son made the Liberty Bell flag stand in Cub Scouts.
I couldn’t resist adding this photo of an old house decked out for the Fourth to the table scape.
See what I mean about using everything you can find around the house?
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?