So you’re throwing a Fourth of July party for your friends and family this year. Your Pinterest board is full, your to-do list is long, and the Facebook event is created with about a dozen RSVPs. But where do you really start, and how do you keep it from crossing into tacky territory? We’ve got the answers.


We are all about the Red, White and Blue, but that doesn’t mean the party needs to be covered in the patriotic hues. Minimalism can speak louder than color. Use neutrals to your advantage by incorporating small pops of color against a stark contrast of neutrals.
Idea we love: A tablescape made of biergarten tables, white ceramic plates, repurposed clear jars, and florals in reds and blues.


Believe us when we tell you, not all your food needs to be cut into star-shapes or striped with the colors of our flag. Fire up the grill and have a good old American barbecue instead. If you’re still wanting a light patriotic aesthetic, whip up a fruit salad with blueberries, strawberries, honeydew, watermelon and coconut shavings.
Idea we love: Zucchini, avocado, pineapple and other unexpected fruits and veggies on the grill.


Forget going to the dollar store. Explore your personal belongings for pieces that fit your patriotic color scheme. Pulling items to mix and match is a very Austin way to elevate your party while not breaking the bank. And remember our first tip, use neutrals as your anchor.
Idea we love: Throw blankets and pillows with hints of red, white and blue tossed over chairs or grounded picnic-style.

Simplicity, tweaked tradition and a little creativity can take you a long way. Be sure to tag us in your holiday party photos so we can see your work come to life. Happy Fourth of July!