How to decorate your home for Independence Day
By Chaya Kurtz, Networx
When I think of the Fourth of July, I totally think of arts and crafts, like little wooden boats and cakes involving red, white, and blue frosting topped off with sparklers. I also think of beer cozies, and the time a coworker came in on July 5 and told me that everyone at her July 4 cookout had gotten sick from "the cheesburgas" (we were in Boston).
With such a wide swath of possibilities when it comes to visually imagining this holiday, I think it's best to take a unique approach. Instead of making a perfectly crafted and photo-perfect July 4 party, why not employ some cheap, fun, simple July 4 decor? Express your individuality. It is, after all, Independence Day. You're worth it.
- Provide your guests with whimsical and historically accurate tricorn hats.
- Make a perfectly imperfect red, white, and blue cake.
- Red and blue paper lanterns look super cool when grouped together.
- Make red, white, and blue cocktails.
- Make red, white, and blue strawberries. Any excuse to eat strawberries and white chocolate, really.
- Make a DIY American flag out of reclaimed pallets.
- A super simple centerpiece on a red or blue tablecloth is all you need. Add white paper napkins and you're good to go.
- Deck the porch with strings of white star lights. No electrician required! Just plug them into an outdoor outlet, or run an extension cord from inside.
Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed East Penn CEO
Vehicles carrying HS football players involved in rollover accident
DA: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman; caseworker killed
2 dead, 36 hurt by tornado at campground
Puppies, cats, rabbit pulled from burning home
Seahawks WR Rice retires
Waterfront project underway in Allentown
Woman thrown from car, dies in Bucks crash
Officers charge 'pervy' dad soliciting sex with minor through online ad
Official: No survivors of Air Algerie crash