This weekend Paul and I hosted a little fourth of July celebratory party that included lots of fresh food and sweets, friends, a bit of impromptu karaoke, and a mini firework show topped off with large amounts of sparklers. Our cozy place definitely reminded us that it was incredibly hot outside, but we kept everything flowing by placing a bit of food in every room, setting out pre-mixed drinks and glasses for easy pouring, and taking advantage of the open lawn for our sparkler party.
Cutting boards and fruit bowls doubled as platters for appetizers, like this pea pesto crostini, and fresh fruit.
The china cabinet made a perfect dessert display for lemon meringue cupcakes while lace-inspired place mats tied to whole look together.
The counter made a perfect spot for a mini bar where all of the ingredients for our blueberry vodka and lemonade could easily be found. A decorative silver bowl and vase of fresh mint added a special touch.
Each room had little snacks, like this platter of cookies and strawberries. The place mat could be seen throughout the house, while the napkins tied in the yellow theme.