4th of July Garden Party Ideas
Are you planning to throw a garden party for family and friends this 4th of July? What better way to celebrate our great country’s independence than having a great time with good people. Why not make it memorable with these special touches that are sure to brighten everyone’s Independence Day weekend? Here are a couple of fun and easy ideas!
Serve snacks like potato chips, popcorn, and mini pretzels in colorful paper cones. To make the cones, cut paper into a square, roll into a cone, and tape to hold the shape. You can make theme cones by using gift wrapping paper in red, white, and blue, or even craft paper stamped with stars and other patriotic designs.
Tie cutlery and cloth napkins with a cute ribbon and place them in a mason jar. Line up the mason jars at the start of your buffet next to the stack of plates. Not only are they fun and creative, but they will also save guests the hassle of getting cutlery, napkins, and a drinking glass all at the same time.
Fill a basket with small folding fans, a container of wet wipes, and several bottles of sunblock and bug spray. Some guests may not remember to pack theirs along when they come to visit, so these small amenities are a thoughtful addition to any gathering.
Salad in a Jar
Cut down on messy spills and help out the environment by serving salad in a jar instead of in disposable bowls. To make the salad, line the bottom of a clean recycled pickle or mayo jar with enough salad dressing for one, toss in your salad greens, and screw on the lid. When it’s time to eat, all your guests need to do is give it a good shake, and it’s ready to go!