The Fourth of July is such an iconic holiday. It’s the epitome of summer: friends and family, pool days, barbecues, fireworks, and fireflies. I’ve always loved the Fourth because there’s something nostalgic about it. Last year, we had dinner outdoors with my parents. The year before, we drove to San Francisco for (foggy!) fireworks.
Since the Fourth is less than a week away, it’s time to start planning! I thought I’d share some of my ideas for celebrating. Keep reading to see what I came up with…
1. Dress the Part
While I usually steer away from themes, I think red, white, and blue can be classy. No matter what your plans are, you can dress the part. I love this (on sale) Mara Hoffman red tie-waist maxi. I might paint my toes in a soft white, Baby’s Breath by Essie. These jute platforms are my casual party go-to, and I like the idea of tying it all together with a scarf in my hair or around my neck.
2. Create a Red, White, and Blue Tablescape
Creating a tablescape can elevate a casual holiday. I love country french style, so I’m always trying to incorporate its influence. Combining unpretentious dinner plates with pops of color, like these blue salad plates and tumblers, and setting them atop woven placemats with striped napkins achieves that look. Go a step further and add gold chargers, a linen tablecloth, candlesticks, and lanterns to create an ambiance.
3. Have a Pool Day
Nothing says summer like an entire day spent by the pool. The Carolina beaches are lovely this time of year, too. Regardless of where you’re headed, if it’s near water, a festive swimsuit like these white, striped, or red and blue one pieces would be great. Pack a towel, timeless sunglasses, a visor, red flip flops, and watermelon popsicles and you’re all set.
I’ll be sure to let you know what we settle on for the Fourth! What are your plans? I’d love to hear; let me know in the comments or on Instagram.