I love how joyfully Independence Day is celebrated in America. As we celebrate our freedom, we also get to flaunt our pride with vivid red, white and blue colors!

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If you’re entertaining on July 4th, it will probably involve a barbecue at home, a picnic at the fireworks, or possibly a small dinner party.

By this time in the summer season, it only seems natural to bring the fun outside by setting a patriotic table or serving area for your guests.

Setting the Mood with Red, White and Blue

Remember that simple, fresh food can really add to your table, even if you can’t afford stylish accessories.

-A large bowl of layered blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.
-Insalata Caprese Salad (Mozzarella, tomato and basil) served on a white or blue serving plate.
-Red pepper slices served with blue cheese dip, on a dark blue platter.
-Blue tortilla chips with red salsa.
-Blue Jell-O with raspberries or strawberries layered, topped with whipped cream.
-Star shaped cookies with white frosting, sprinkled with red and blue sugars.
-Pies with star-shaped dough pieces baked on top.
-Fill small half-pint canning jars with red flowers.
-Add or piece flags together for table runners.
-Buy small flags at the Dollar Store for backyard potted plants.

Adding a splash of color to your entertaining area and also to the food brings a festive mood without any extra effort.

How will you be decorating your table or entertaining space this holiday weekend?