Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.View Slideshow
Red and white are a foolproof color duo for the holidays. Make your home merry and bright by decorating with this season's cheeriest colors.
Red and white conjures images of barns and simple living. Give a hallway or foyer country charm with red and white accents. Top a dresser or table with a red floral runner and evergreen swag. Lean a red ladder or quilt rack against a wall and hang stockings from the rungs. The addition of a berry wreath, red tinsel trees, and a white chair topped with a package and ice skates will have you holiday-ready in no time.
Brighten a drab basement corner or plain white wall with a snowy setup. A red felt wall hanging with big snowflakes match the crafts-foam snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. Place a red chair topped with patterned rain boots for a holiday look.
A single red ornament can have big impact when pinned to the back of a white chair. For a special touch, hang the ornament with satin ribbon.
Bring your home seaside with this beachy wreath fit for any season. Glue shells of varying sizes to a foam wreath. Hang it with a beautiful satin ribbon in a subtle shade of red.
Make a mantel or table sparkle with this trio of dark red martini glasses. Simply tie a white ribbon with red trim at the base of the stemware and insert a tea light into each glass.
Store-bought scarlet tulips pop amid a bed of fragrant evergreen sprigs tucked into a troughlike urn. The display sits atop a ceramic tray.
These presents are almost too pretty to open. Using papers in matte, glossy, and sparkly finishes, build piles of picture-perfect packages outfitted with customized name tags.
Put your feelings about the season in writing. With acrylic paint and a brush, scrawl an exuberant "Joy" across a silver-frame mirror. White sponge-painted snowballs add a frosty finish to the looking glass, which amplifies the shimmer of discount-store glass candleholders and a crystalline cylinder overflowing with shiny orbs showcased on the sideboard.
Post Noel-theme notes on a ribbon swag suspended above a kitchen window. After creating the tags on the computer, adorn them with fluffy pom-poms and striped hanging cords.