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6 Easy Ways To Throw A July 4th Party In Style As Seen On TV

Are you throwing a fourth of July party and looking for inspiration to make it festive? Below are 6 easy ways to make your July 4th party stylish. From easy recipes to table decor, your family and friends will be wowed with your Martha skills. I went on Good Morning San Diego KUSI with Alexis DelChiaro to help everyone get ready for the holiday in style! You are probably wondering what I wore on TV!; Equipment Naomi Sailboat dress and Terracotta NY Checkers scarf, both are from Blended Industries (La Jolla, CA) See some of the ideas and DIY tricks to get ready for your July 4th party.

6 Easy Ways To Throw A July 4th Party In Style As Seen On TV

1. American Fruit & Yogurt Parfait Cups

These fruit and yogurt parfait cups can be arranged in an American flag to add to the patriotic festivites. Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese filling makes these treats healthy for snacks or dessert. Make or buy phyllo dough cups. Hint: I made phyllo dough cups in a mini muffin sheet. Do not bake for more than 5 minutes at 425 degrees. When phyllo dough cups are cool. Put a dollop of greek yogurt in each cup, then top with either blueberries and/or strawberries.

2. Fireworks Hand-dipped Ice Cream Waffle Cone Bowls

Using red and blue sprinkles, you can make your waffle cone bowls festive.  See recipe for hand dipping ice cream cones here.  The recipe I used is with coconut oil rather than butter to eliminate any trans fats and also add nutritional benefits.  Hint: For hot days, the bowls are better than cones because ice cream will melt very fast and fall off of the ice cream cone.

3. Firecracker Watermelon Sparklers

This is a simple DIY for July 4th. Use grilling skewers to put a start shaped watermelon on one end and fill the rest with blueberries.  Hint: A star shaped cookie cutter will give you a more professional look rather than trying to cut a star yourself like I did.

4. DIY Paper Placemats

Disposable placemats are perfect for the fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean they need to be ugly.  Using a white piece of paper, you can decorate it with a fireworks motif or  a red rose.  Cut the top off of a celery stalk and dip in red childrens paint. Then stamp a design on the paper placemat.  Hint: I did not buy paper placemats, i bought paper in the placemat size dimensions at FedEx.

5. Picnic Canisters for Flatware & Napkins

Even your flatware and napkins can be displayed in a festive way.  Using an oatmeal canister, wrap patterned paper around it and secure it with double sided tape.  Add a ribbon to the top because you are having a party.  Place your napkins and flatware inside for everyone to help themselves.

6. July 4th Florals

Floral arrangements make your party cheerful and complete the look.  Using short and small floral arrangements, you can have more flexibility with sprinkling them throughout the party rather than having 1 large arrangement. Blue hydrangeas and red roses are perfect for the occasion. Credit: Sylvia Jaimes Floral Design – San Diego, CA

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Alexis DelChiaro and I getting ready for the July 4th party

Alexis DelChiaro Britt Hackmann KUSI news july 4 party 1

Here I am about to go live on KUSI to help everyone get ready for July 4th

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Alexis DelChiaro Britt Hackmann KUSI news july 4 party 1

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait cups arranged in an American flag

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Add a dollop of greek yogurt to the phyllo dough cup

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Add blueberries and strawberries

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

These are mini phyllo dough cups! How cute are they?

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Fireworks Ice Cream Cone Bowls

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Dipping the bowls in melted Hershey chocolate and coconut oil

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Sprinkling the cones with sprinkles

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Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Firecracker Watermelon sparklers using grilling skewers

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Create a fireworks motif using the top of a celery stalk and then dip in childrens paint

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Decorate the placemats by stamping in a pretty design

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Display your flatware and napkins in a festive oatmeal canister

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

This is the oatmeal canister

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV

wrap the oatmeal canister in patterned paper and secure with double sided tape

Sylvia Jaimes Floral Design San Diego Florist

Blue Hydrangeas are perfect for July 4th – Credit: Sylvia Jaimes Floral Design

Easy Ways To Throw A July 4 Party In Style As Seen On TV
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About The Author

Britt Hackmann is the co-founder of Nubry. Her background includes retail management, digital marketing strategy, fashion marketing, and marketing analytics. She loves snow skiing, tennis, traveling, partying in the big city and getting dirty in the countryside. Twitter @BrittHackmann Follow Gretchen and I on Instagram for previews of everything! @nubry

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