June 22, 2011

How to Throw a Stars & Stripes Celebration

Exercise your right to host a sizzling Fourth of July celebration! Spark your inspiration with these party-planning tips.

Want to throw a sizzling-hot 4th of July party this year but worried about the hassle? Don’t sweat it—organizing a party doesn’t have to be a lot of hard work. These party planning tips can help you create a celebration that’s easy to put together and won’t be a dud. Here’s how:

Jiffy party invites

Striking invitations can help build excitement for the event, and you don’t have to be a professional designer to create them. Invitations are a snap with BWMedia and Zazzle. You can choose from a variety of pre-designed templates and make a one of a kind invitation.

For a festive touch, consider using address labels with a Fourth of July theme. We’ll help you get the best results, every time.

Use simple items to decorate

Looking for an affordable way to decorate? Consider bringing back red or blue garland from the winter holidays and draping them from arbors and awnings. For tabletops, filling clear containers with tap water colored with red and blue food coloring, then adding white carnations. Over time, the carnations will absorb the colored water and turn red or blue. Another way to add a patriotic vibe is by picking up a bundle of small American flags from an arts and crafts store and decorating your yard or walkway by sticking the wooden dowels or rods into the ground or in planters.

Lead them to the all-American grub

What’s a party without the food? And we’re not talking about mystery meat or questionable cole slaw. Whether you decide to provide munchies or host a potluck, everyone will appreciate knowing what they’re putting on their plate. There’s no question as to what’s what when each food item is clearly identified with a mini tent card using Postcards or Rackcards. These cards also make it easy to call out certain dishes, such as vegetarian plates or food that contain nuts.

We all have our own unique ways of displaying our patriotic side. Celebrate your Independence Day holiday the star-spangled way, with a little help from BWMedia Designs.

Patriotic Invitation postcardAmerican Pinwheel Apron apronRed White & Blue Invitation Card cardChildren's Patriotic Keds Shoe kedsshoeStars & Stripes Doodle doodle
Stars & Stripes iPhone 4 Case speckcaseAmerica iPad Case speckcaseMade In The USA Shirt shirtDaddy's Pride And Joy Shirt TBA 6/18/2011 shirtMy Grandkids Shirt (3) shirt

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