Last week, TheDaily.com came to my house to shoot a video for a 4th of July video. I created this "Star-Spangled 4th of July Party" complete with a Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream Cake, baskets of berries, a Help Yourself Bar with Star-Spangled Sangria. For the behind the scenes scoop, visit this blog post. To watch the video they beautifully produced, click here!
Here is the complete table with the Red, White & Blueberry Ice Cream Cake as the centerpiece.
I set the table (yes, that is my farm table that is usually on my sun porch) in our back yard under a big tree.
Here is the Help Yourself Bar featuring Star-Spangled Sangria with Mason Jar glasses. Here is a link to the DIY instructions for setting up this bar and easy patio decorations.
I made the stars for the sangria out of a red apple cut with a cookie cutter... it really couldn't have been easier. Here is the recipe for the Star-Spangled Sangria.
As you can see, I used navy tin plates that had a shiny silver edge - great for outdoor entertaining. Down the table I used mason jars filled with rock salt and flags for a little height and festivity.
On the table I tucked baskets of blueberries, cherries and strawberries amongst the flags for a seasonal touch... and who doesn't love an edible centerpiece.
Speaking of edible centerpieces...
This ice cream cake is three layers with strawberry and blueberry soaked cake inside- it truly is red, white and blue. And delicious. And easy. Here is the recipe! Watch the video for the step-by-step instructions!
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I love how the table turned out. It is casual, but definitely festive and it feels appropriate for the occasion- no fancy floral centerpieces or taper candles here!
watch the video!