It’s that time of year again….
Clambakes in the Hamptons...fireworks on the Jersey shore…rain in Seattle (especially, if you plan a BBQ on the 4th–that’s just asking for an all-American downpour).
If you’re lucky enough to party where the sun shines, I’ve got you covered from table to toe. (Click on the photos for easy how-tos and where-to-buy info.):
WHAT TO MAKE…
Strawberries dipped in melted white chocolate and glistening sugar crystals.
Not sno-cones, but cupcakes baked in gelato cups; then frosted and sprinkled with a trifecta of colored sugars.
Cranberry, Blue Gatorade, and 7Up rocks!
Clever little cupcakes in lieu of fruit pies.
Compose yourself by serving a deconstructed watermelon-feta salad.
White-chocolate bark serves as a patriotic bite....
WHAT TO BRING…
Striped Dobby Kitchen Towels; $4.49, www.kohls.com
Striped Water Dispenser; $29.99, www.costplus.com
Angled Beverage Tub makes cans and bottles easy and accessible; $14.99, www.target.com
Do yourself a favor and hand out these glassine-wrapped bags of blue gumballs paired with red and white candy sticks.
Tote this Weekender in "Brittany's Stripe;" $45, www.simplysoles.com
WHAT TO WEAR…
Striped romper-style dress; $29.90, www.windsorstore.com
Pedre Women's 0231GX Gold-Tone with Red-White Stripe Grosgrain Strap Watch; $60, www.endless.com
Nantucket Striped Bracelet; $16.50, www.rugby.com
Guess Prewitt Thong Sandal; $14.21, www.endless.com
T-Strap Platform; $31.95, www.gojane.com
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH, MY FRIENDS….