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Fourth of July Party

A Glorious 4th of July

Written By: Stefanie Bagala

Dear America,

It is almost Independence Day, a time for enjoying our favorite summer pastimes… BBQ-ing, backyard pool parties, homemade ice cream, fireworks and Aunt Thelma’s Potato Salad. It’s also a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate our freedom.

If you are the host for this year’s patriotic festivities, in true Gloria Ferrer fashion, we have pulled together FOUR ways to incorporate “The Glorious Life” into your 4th of July.

1) Look the Part: Don’t plan on hosting a party without throwing some spirit into your attire. Red, white and blue are three colors that most likely you own at least one article of clothing of. Who doesn’t have a white tee? Pair it with jean or navy shorts, throw on a red and white striped scarf and earrings and BOOM like the fireworks, you now are ready to sing “God Bless America” while eating corn on the cob.

2) Decor Details: The best part of Fourth of July is that being festive doesn’t have to be super fancy. In fact the more “down home” the decorations, the more true it is to the holiday. My favorite thing to do is utilize Mason Jars in multiple ways. Between using them for flower vases, favor vases, utensil holders or house your favorite beverage..they are a cute and simple.

3) Add fun to food and beverages: Been pinning away patriotic recipes like red, white and blue Rice Krispy Treats in the shape of a flag? Now is the time to whip them out. You can get away with over the top pie crusts with cut out stars or 15 layer parfaits with blueberries and strawberries. Have a signature red and white cocktail? Just add the Gloria Ferrer Extra Brut and you are ready to go!

4) Add Fun to Serving Goods: Another great reason why Fourth of July is so easy to have a party on is the accessibility of festive party goods. You don’t have to search high and low for paper plates with exactly 50 stars, you can find great patriotic looking Nautical themed paper goods at places like Target, Cost Plus and even the Dollar Store. I prefer going Nautical because I can easily use them for more parties throughout the summer since I always have left overs.  Even more abundant are paper goods in just red, white or blue solids or stripes… easy to come by and you can intermix and match all year long.

The moral to living the Glorious Life this Fourth of July? Have fun, and by following the simple tips above, your party will surely be the one that your family and friends will be looking forward to next summer.

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