Fourth of July Entertaining on the TODAY Show

I was on The TODAY Show this morning showing some last minute ideas for Fourth of July entertaining!

Mix and match red, white and blue plates and flatware to give your table a patriotic feel! Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact number of every color. Combining patterns will keep things fun and festive!

I used brown paper lunch sacks to make place cards for the guests. It’s a simple thing you can do to make your friends and family feel extra special.

Not sure what to serve? This red velvet berry cobbler featured on the cover of July’s Southern Living would be delicious!

 If you don’t have red, white or blue place settings already on hand, don’t fret! Take to the outdoors to find some summer inspiration.

I used some ferns from my backyard, a butcher block from my kitchen and a few different sized glasses to make a great centerpiece!
Use a metallic marker to write your guest’s names on leaves for quick and simple place cards!

Next up, serve your guests a refreshing drink to beat the July heat. Place popsicles in wine glasses and top them with a sparkling white wine. Prosecco is my favorite!
I also just had to share my shoes! I couldn’t have picked a more fun pair for the Fourth! 

I had so much fun sharing my tips today! I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!


  1. Joyness Sparkles on July 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I love the ideas of leaves as placecards…thank you! 🙂

  2. Anonymous on July 6, 2012 at 4:05 am

    where did you get the green plates for the table?

  3. Katie Anderson- Keith Watson Events on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Love the leaf escort cards! Could be especially cute during the Fall!

  4. Marsha Splenderosa on July 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Well, I've just found a new place to LOVE ! That table-setting is awesome and beautiful at the same time.
    Happy 4th from your newest follower. You're great ! xx's

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