Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July - Casual Dinner















We had a casual 4th of July Dinner party last night and I wanted to share a few ideas we(me and my dd age 6 threw together). First we set the table with a white table cloth and took a piece of blue and white polka dot fabric for the table runner. I took the base of the white plastic birdbath and placed a fiestware red pitcher on it with fresh white snowball bush flowers. We then layered white and red plates and put some 4th or July poppers on each place setting. We are actually going to take these to the neighbors house tomorrow for his barbecue and 4th of July fireworks but it looked cute so we left them. The poppers were placed in plastic baggies that are normally used for jewelry supplies and a topper was made that said "Just poppin by to say Happy 4th of July". If you were having them as favors for your own barbecue you could say "Thanks for Poppin by for 4th of July". After that was done the table still needed something and I looked around the house and spotted my red apron collection. I tied the aprons to the back of each chair. A bonus is the had pockets so we were able to make some red twizzler treats to go in the pockets of the aprons for a take home gift for the guests(my immediate family..lol). We also jazzed up the 2 liters by wrapping with a piece of felt, ribbon, and a tag that said Happy 4th of July. The cups also got a ribbon and we used a pen to write the person's name and Happy 4th of July. The storebought flag cookies got a quick sucker stick and were put into the oven. We threw this together in about an hour. Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!

2 comments:

Kasey Hunt said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.Cute, cute idea for the 4th dinner! Turned out great.

Lisa said...

Wonderful ideas...such a great party layout!

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