How to throw a 4th of July party
It's America's big day! Here's how to dine and decorate with delicious style with some fun and quirky facts about July 4th.

Entertaining Tip

Charcuterie cones are so last year. The new way to graze is individual charcuterie cups. The ultimate appetizer-for-one that lets you eat and drink while working the room and they don’t tip over. Red, white or blue plastic cups stuffed with meats, cheeses, crackers, veggies, fruits, even a chocolate sea salt caramel or biscotti for a sweet bite. Try stuffing a large plastic martini glass and create a Charcuter-tini. (Credit: ForTheLoveOfFoodEvents)

Did you know? Americans love a road trip! The first week of July is the busiest travel week of the year.

Food Tip

Create patriotic popsicles in red, white and blue. Get creative with fruit juices, fresh fruit purees of raspberries and blueberries and layer in vanilla yogurt. Don’t forget to let each layer freeze before adding the next layer into the plastic popsicle molds. #KidFavorite

Did you know? Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal of the U.S. He was outvoted and the eagle became the national animal.

Decoration Tip

True star power starts with…stars! From tiny ones sprinkled on the tabletop to stars integrated into straws to large stars strung up by the outdoor dining area and layered with string lights for a shimmery special effect.

Did you know?  Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day alone.  (Credit: ThePlanetD)   

More Decor

The coolest candles you’ve ever seen. Blue and white cone candles that stand up on their own and drip into themselves for a no-mess, candlelit party. Display them on a red tablecloth for the full red, white and blue effect. (Credit: 

Did you know? Each year, Americans light 200 million pounds of fireworks.

Some Independence Day math

Colorful + Contemporary + Minimalist Vibes + Outdoor Oasis = Elevated living from Merrick Lane

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, embrace your outdoor space. Merrick Lane has everything you need with indoor/outdoor metal tables, chairs and patio sets to style it right. Eye-candy colored metals pop in minimalist and contemporary designs and are a total conversation starter. Put a mason jar filled with holiday inspired candies on each table and you have your guests at "Hello".  Shop all Patio & Outdoor.

Don’t forget the mobile beverage station (aka: serving and bar carts) which you can curate to your unique entertaining needs and show off your July 4th creativity. Red, white and blue craft cocktails, anyone?  Shop all Kitchen & Dining.

As the sun sets on another long and patriotic weekend, light up the night with LED solar-powered outdoor lighting

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