If you missed our segment on Channel 7 News in Colorado today, here are some of the fun and simple entertaining ideas we shared to add style to your 4th of July celebration!
Star cookie cutters can be used to create many fun foods for for 4th of July. Star cookie cutters can be purchased at your local craft store, kitchen store or department store. Use the cookie cutters to make star shapes with cheese, sandwiches, watermelon, kiwi and even jello! Kids love using the cookie cutters and your guests will love the presentation. To create these simple red, white and blue strawberries shown above, dip dry strawberries into melted white chocolate and roll in blue sugar sprinkles. Easy and inexpensive!
A simple and economical way to add color is to use red and blue bandannas to accent your July 4th party. Use these as napkins, place them on a serving tray, use them as a fabric square in the middle of your table or stuff them into a mason jar with your flatware for an easy way for guests to pick up their glass, flatware and napkin all in one. You can purchase bandannas at a craft store for as little as $1 each. After the party, throw them in the washer and keep for future entertaining!
Scrapbook paper is another inexpensive way to add style to your party. Use tin cans from your pantry (just rinse out after emptying), cut scrapbook paper to fit around the can and secure with tape or glue dots. You can add ribbon or scrapbook embellishments for more detail. Pick up a bouquet of flowers from your grocery store and add to these cute patriotic vases! You can also use scrapbook paper as place mats or as a liner on top of a serving tray.
Red, white and blue sprinkles can be used to decorate any kind of dessert such as ice cream sandwiches (roll the ends of the sandwich in sprinkles), cookies, cake or as decor such as these mason jar candles filled with sprinkles.