Friday, June 23, 2017

4th of July Entertaining

I'm so excited to partner with Oriental Trading company again for this post! I love hosting and they have the perfect items for celebrating the 4th of July! I loved putting together this "Keep Cool" table.

Keep Cool!

Your drink area is so cute with simple mason jars dressed up with these amazing straws! Serve strawberry lemonade, honey kiwi strawberry lemonade or another refreshing drink!

These cute star spangled straws dress up your drink area! 

Adorable straws!

We nearly always go to our local 4th of July parade and more often than not it's HOT which makes these items perfect for everyone to grab on their way to the festive event! They also work for a fun cookout which we also enjoy annually. Invite adults and kids alike to enjoy water guns, beach balls, fans (do you see the cute buckets that I have the fans in?) and more!

These come in a pack of 12!

Festive fans perfect for parade viewing or keeping cool at a cookout!

Look at these beautiful pinwheels and flags! They not only make awesome centerpieces, but are fun for waving at the parade. I have many fond memories of pinwheels as a little girl and just love them!

Pinwheels!

Flags!

The beautiful votives (pictured below) made a beautiful decoration on our deck. Burn some citronella votive candles in them to keep the bugs away!

See the votives along the deck - so pretty!

I really liked the idea of the red, white, and blue bunting (you can see parts of it above) and it is really gorgeous, but it was a little hard to hang- I need to work on my technique. I love that it is 20 feet which makes it awesome for decorating and I'm looking forward to using it again and again!

I really thought of what my kids would enjoy for Independence Day, too - they really enjoy having friends to join in the celebration. They love the beach balls and the pinwheels were super cute as well, but the squirt guns were definitely the favorite! Why am I not surprised?!

Look at the variety of fun designs! Provide a bucket of water for quick refills!

I also have some star skewers that I can't wait to use for fruit kabobs on the 4th! Or maybe brownie, marshmallow, strawberry kabobs! YUM!

Enjoy a wonderful 4th of July! You still have time to order wonderful items for your celebration - Oriental Trading Company provides great prices on so many different party items!

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading Company sent me these products free in exchange for my honest review. This review and opinions of the products are all my own.