For this summer’s 4th of July table, I reused several pieces from the Summer Party in Prairie Hive Magazine, Issue 10 (above) – I just tweaked the table setting to be a little bit to catch the spirit of our favorite summer holiday. My favorite way to decorate for a holiday is to take a more “inspired-by” approach than a literal one. Since I already had some great striped coral and white napkins and a pretty piece of cobalt blue fabric, I used those as my starting point.
I used simple white dinner plates (because they’re easy, I have them and they go with everything). The smaller plates are compostable bamboo, as is the flatware which is tied up with moccasin leather – such an easy way to deal with trash when you’re done with dinner! For height and variety, I used a wood “slice” and a cutting board from my kitchen counter. I grabbed a lantern from the back porch and one of my favorite white vases. The summery flower mix (some from the grocery store, some from my garden) are arranged in white and metal planters. Extra fireworks are sprinkled around the table for fun (just remind your guests not to light the smoke bombs at dinner!)
The smaller metal containers at each place hold a napkin, the flatware and a rocket. Sparklers would also be a great addition, especially if kids are attending! Twine holds the handwritten name tags in place.
So there you have it! Super easy, summery, fresh 4th of July dinner. Hope your 4th is a BLAST! (Had to say it.)
Here’s the whole setup, live on Great Day Green Country!