How to Host a Festive 4th of July Cookout

How to Host a Festive 4th of July Cookout

Fireworks, grilled meats, fresh summer fruit, and the best pals you can find - these are all essential ingredients for a great Independence Day or Memorial Day shindig. But, no party is complete without some festive decorations. 

Searching high and low, we asked out pal Courtney Cochran, Director of Design & Marketing for Hester & Cook for ideas on decking out your deck. She came back with some classic looks for your summertime table. 

For a super summery 4th of July vibe, make your table patriotic with a Red Classic Stripe Runner. It works great on a buffet, which is a really great application for a potluck or BYOM (bring your own meat).

Classic Red Stripe Table Runner from Hester and Cook

Top that with these Stars on Blue Paper Placemats:

Stars on Blue Paper Placemats

Where will people sit? Ease confusion with bright Banner Place Cards, or use them at each platter/bowl to indicate what the delicious dish is.

"Banner" Place Cards

And don't be afraid of White Drinkware (stemless wine or tumblers). It's great for outdoors because it won't break & moderately insulates your beverage.

White Stemless Drinkware from Cake Vintage from Hester and Cook

Be sure to stock your summer soiree with any of our mixers or grilling sauces, too!