Emily of A Silver Nutmeg is celebrating the upcoming holiday with a Rustic 4th of July Party starring a patriotic dessert table and adorable chevron-draped kids table! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Vanilla cupcakes with “sparkler” toppers, pinwheels, & star sprinkles – Creative use of vintage furniture for displays (love the mix-n-match chairs too!) – Cool gingham […]

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Carrie Sellman here from Half Baked – The Cake Blog, excited to share a fun new recipe for your 4th of July celebrations.  Sometimes when it’s hot outside, you simply don’t feel like cranking the oven up to 350!  So today we’re doing a different kind of cake – an ICE CREAM cake – created […]

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Susie had SO much to celebrate for 4th of July last year: her husband’s homecoming from the Navy, her daughter’s first birthday, a big move across the country, AND Independence Day! One great big celebration was the way to go, of course, so she put together a wonderful Patriotic Pinwheels Party to celebrate with all their friends & […]

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Don’t you just love it when things are easy?! There’s something kind of fantastic about simplicity, especially when it still manages to look – and taste – as great as these yummy White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. Drumroll, please… there are only TWO ingredients in this “recipe”. That’s pretty much music to the ears of […]

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Hooray for Independence Day… the perfect excuse to indulge in great food, watch fireworks, and eat marshmallows. Wait… did I say marshmallows? Oh yes I did. There are so many ways to include these fluffy treats in your 4th of July celebrations, and I’m going to show you one of them right now! Hi, Alejandra […]

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Mindy from Creative Juice loves celebrating the 4th of July, and that passion definitely shows through in this fantastic Vintage Americana 4th of July Picnic she dreamed up. From good ol’ fashioned BBQ food to patriotic cakes and layered red/white/blue drinks, I think Uncle Sam would be very proud! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here, and I’m getting super excited for the upcoming holiday! Last year we created a patriotic pinwheel inspired party for Independence Day (check out the full party album here), and this year we were inspired by nautical details like ropes, anchors & ship wheels. I hope you like how […]

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MEMORIAL DAY is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for some grillin’, chillin’ and fun in the sun! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m thrilled to be back today, sharing a fun update on a classic all-American treat… s’mores! Baked as a […]

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Happy Independence Day! Whether you’re celebrating at a party or just relaxing at home, couldn’t resist sharing some 4th of July eye candy – courtesy of Jasmine at The Couture Cakery. Especially loving the galvanized buckets that are hanging on the backs of the chairs! And I hope you get to enjoy a yummy summer […]

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Happy {almost} 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day, I’m excited to share a BUNCH of great 4th of July entertaining ideas and patriotic eye candy from some of the party-loving members of our brand new Social Site! {more info on this coming Tuesday} Each of the images featured here are connected to any […]

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Ice Cream Socials are always a fabulous party theme for summer… ESPECIALLY when they look as adorable as this particular ice cream social block party by Melissa from Buckets of Grace! The retro-modern vibe of this party makes it fun for all ages, and the red white and blue palette also makes it fabulous inspiration […]

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Deanna of Mirabelle Creations created this festive “Star Spangled Banner inspired” for her hometown’s Great American Brass Band Festival – what a creative and perfect way to celebrate the occasion! There’s so much great inspiration for 4th of July in here too… I’m especially loving the mason jar cherry pies topped with star shaped pie […]

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Are these Stars & Stripes Cheesecake Shots DARLING or what?! The super-talented Carrie of Half Baked was kind enough to share the full recipe and instructions with us today…just in time for 4th of July! You could easily tailor these pretty little treats to other occasions though too… from bridal showers to birthday parties to […]

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Feeling Crafty? We have a super fun DIY Paper Starburst Tutorial to share with you today from party planning guru Dawn at Not Just a Mommy! These pretty hanging stars would actually be great in any color palette and can be utilized for lots of different occasions, but since 4th of July is coming up […]

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Callye from The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle is here today with the most darling 3D “Cookie Cupcake” tutorial – seriously, how cute are these?! In honor of the 4th of July holiday coming up, she created this tutorial in an Independence Day theme, but you can really tailor this concept to any color palette and […]

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Not only is this “Tractorcade” Birthday Party – which Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats created for her adorable son – super cute & creative for any time of year… it also features a fabulous red, white, & blue color palette that’s perfectly timed for 4th of July party inspiration at this particular time of […]

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Why does it already feel like the summer is flying by?! 4th of July will be here before we know it, and if you’re extra-pressed for time this year, but still want to add some fun & creativity to your get-together, here are 3 super quick/easy/affordable ideas that will help bring the Independence Day spirit […]

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Pie eating contests, potato sack races, corn-on-the-cob, and a bevy of red white and blue…this “down home”, Americana Style Block Party looks like an absolute blast… and absolutely everything that an Independence Day celebration should be! Dreamed up and styled by Abigail of Paper & Cake, you’ll find so many wonderfully festive details in the […]

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With both Memorial Day and July 4th both coming up soon, we’re definitely in the mood for Red, White, and Blue! And this amazing pinwheel-adorned Americana party by Anders Ruff Custom Designs {which also features lots of their talented friends} is absolutely overflowing with fabulous patriotic inspiration! From adorable themed red, white, and blue treats […]

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In celebration of Independence Day, here are a few more free printables that coordinate with the Patriotic Drink Parasols posted earlier – including 2 party signs for the food & beverage tables and a set of 6 place cards/labels). Below you’ll also find a few shots of these printables in use at a party (but […]

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