Patriotic Picnic

July 4th is a special holiday for me and my husband. We love watching the HUGE firework display near downtown Houston. This year, I’m thinking this striped blanket from Williams-Sonoma would be perfect for us to lounge on. We’re currently obsessed with Izzes, so I’m sure we’ll grab two of those along with dessert from Whole Foods before heading out to watch the show.

With the holiday falling on a Wednesday this year, it’s going to be hard to get out of town. So if you can stand the heat, it’s a great time to pack up a yummy picnic and head outdoors to your favorite local park.

These adorable goods will help you get started. Don’t forget to pack your favorite foods and a kite or football to throw around while you wait for fireworks!

How will you be celebrating this fourth of July?

Chic supplies for a 4th of July Picnic

Sources:  sparkling blueberry Izze from Whole Foods, or Amazon, $5.99 for 4  ~  striped navy party straws from the tomkat studio, $4.50 for 24 straws ~  wooden utensils from Anthropologie  ~  picnic white dinner plate from Crate & Barrel Outlet, $2.95  each ~  rustic european picnic blanket from Williams-Sonoma, $29  ~  wire picnic basket from Pottery Barn, $99

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Neon Fever

Neon colors are having a major moment right now. That’s why it’s the perfect time to throw a playful party inspired by these brights.

I absolutely love the idea of combining hot pink, bright yellow, neon green and electric blue for a cheerful summer get-together. To pull this party off, all you need is a few of these bright accessories paired with neutral white basics.

Check out the neon inspiration below. It’ll help you throw a party so bright, you won’t want to forget your favorite sunnies. ;)

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