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
Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti shows how to set a modern, hip table for your next Halloween party by mixing a traditional orange-and-black color scheme with contemporary florals, funky skeleton patterns, and shimmery dishes.
Set out black-and-orange bottled beverages, such as these Halloween drinks by Jones Soda, which come in fun flavors like Black Cat Licorice.
Editor's Tip: Create an impressive drink display by using tiered shelf organizers to display your drinks in a stair-step fashion.
SOURCE Tiered shelf organizers: containerstore.com.
Line your table with orange tea lights in contemporary white holders. We love the punched-hole version shown here; it reminds us of a jack-o'-lantern.
SOURCE Tea-light holder: IKEA.
Choose bright orange florals for the centerpiece. For a frightening effect, opt for unusual or abstract designs over traditional flowers.
SOURCE Artificial orange stems: Jo-Ann Stores.
Vases with fluffy orange and black ostrich feathers and funky floral stems crawling with spiders work for perfectly petrifying party decor.
SOURCES White vase: IKEA. Plastic spiders: orientaltrading.com.
Further embellish orange and black pillar candles with coordinating ribbon and plastic spiders.