Stylish Notes on Entertaining :: July 4th Food and Simple Table Decor

Whether you're hosting your own party this weekend or going as a guest, I've curated some ideas for food and simple ideas to inspire you ... Take these ideas and run with them, or put your own twist on them. 

via All Things New

I love using bandanas when I entertain. They make great napkins or, when stitched together, great table runners and tablecloths.  Tie a slew of them together, as seen below, to create your own festive bunting. Place them in mason jars, as shown above, galvanized buckets or wicker baskets to house your silverware.

via Party City

via Heritage Schoolhouse

Inexpensive little flags look very festive in recycled bottles, jars, bud vases, glasses or tin cans that have been painted or covered with decorative fabrics. Cover your aluminum cans with small flags and use them to hold freshly cut flowers or cutlery.

via Jennifer Rizzo

via Better Homes and Gardens

I love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. Dress up your water bottles with plastic American flags.

image via Google

Your wheelbarrow makes a perfect beverage cooler!

via Martha Stewart

Sparklers make everything more fun!

via Parnell's Pantry

We love these blueberry and cherry pie cookies! Visit their website for the recipe.

via Sweet Sugar Bean

This raspberry ganache tart is the perfect hostess gift! For recipe click here!

via Be Different... Act Normal

These Cheesecake shooters may have you seeing stars! Recipe available here.

via Pinterest

Vintage and Americana and simple party food are always a home run!


Dress up your ice cream sandwich with red white and blue sprinkles.

via Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone loves a party boat!

via Southern Living

Don't forget the sparklers... or the sparkly!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!