Table Essentials For Your Patriotic Party!

Cooking out is a go-to plan when thinking about July 4th. It’s so nice to be outside and really enjoy how beautiful our country is. In order to make your July 4th party cute and an American classic, we have some decor ideas that are essential to making your party the talk of the year!




You should keep it fresh and patriotic by using white and red flowers in a clear vase, but put blue food coloring in the water to tie in all of our nation’s colors. Feel free to tie a burlap ribbon around it to give it a little more of a backyard, homemade style. You can also add a mini American flag in the middle of the flower arrangement or a few red, white, and blue silk ribbons. Get creative! Maybe even have some other the kids help you decorate them.




Create luminaries. It gives the decor a special sentimental feeling. It’s resembles remembrance  and respect. The American flags decoupaged on clear mason jars is brilliant. It gives the luminaries a rustic backyard look but keeps the whole idea very classic. Make sure to have some other these beautiful luminaries at your July 4th cookout.

Build Your Own



We know…Build your own hot dog and burger bar with everything you could possible imagine! It’s a brilliant idea that we use pretty often, but add your own twist to it. This is the buffet everyone dreams about. If you can find a way to make it unique and different, everyone will be talking about how great of an idea a hot dog and burger buffet is even though we see it often. Don’t forget the cute decorations to cover the table!




Let’s not forget about all the adorable festive treats you can make! This is one of our favorite parts because you really get to show off your creativity, and it just makes all the food fun!

July 4th is the time of year you get to celebrate what an amazing country we live in and truly enjoy friends and family. Make it a day to remember for months after!


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Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

With Mother’s Day being this Sunday, we have to start thinking about our table setting and our decor for this very special holiday celebrating a very special someone. We have ideas for centerpieces and actual table sets,  and we will include where to get these beautiful items. Typically, you want the decorations and tablescape to be feminine and light. Keep that in mind when picking out plates and napkins as well. Let’s start with the centerpieces…

Floral Centerpieces



Go head, use some of your every day drinking glasses filled with water and place a beautiful flower in it. Line them up right down the middle of the table on a linen table runner to really give it an elegant, yet casual feel.



Don’t over think it! Gather many flowers and candles and just place them sporadically down the table runner. You can either collect flowers from you garden, your local grocery store, or make the flowers. DIY yourself a centerpiece by making these lovely flowers. There are many tutorials and how-to’s on youtube and Pinterest. Check them out!



Combine flowers and candles in a different way, perhaps on a cake platter. Pick any color you would like, place a candle right in the middle, and spread flowers all around the candle. If you want to add a more glamorous, chic feel, add pearls intertwined with the flowers. It’s sure to give a sophisticated touch.



Collect, from your local craft store, a bunch of different sizes and shapes of bottles. Place a different flower in each bottle, yet keep the same color scheme. Add in a couple different colored candles still in the same color scheme, and spread this collection out, distributed quite evenly over the table runner. There you go; you have yourself a centerpiece! Now on to the table sets…




With bright colors, such as the peach we show here, stick to white plates, and to give it a girly, more feminine touch, these plates have a gold edge paired with gold silverware. To show your mother some appreciation on Mother’s Day, along with her gift, use a little spa item as the name plate. Here, we have soothing bath fizzers in a white burlap bag to give it cute packaging as well. Find an even better place setting here.



This beautiful Martha Stewart Dinnerware Set goes beautifully on the table for Mother’s Day and will be unbearably appealing with all over the centerpieces we mentioned above. The polka dots with the blush pink has a very ladylike appeal that coordinates perfectly with the floral centerpieces and the gold flatware.



This tablescape is intended for a table setting that doesn’t include a centerpiece. The main eye-catcher is the floral arrangement that is on each plate. Grab a few Moscow mule drinking glasses and some flowers from your local florist to combine and top a beautiful place setting. You can use this as a name plate by attaching a little card with each person’s name written on it right in the center of the floral arrangement, or distinguish each person with a picture of the mother and her child. You can get these Moscow mule mugs here.

There are so many different ways to decorate the table for Mother’s Day. Remember to keep it light, fresh, and feminine to achieve that beautiful, special look. Good luck with your table, and have a Happy Mother’s Day!


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