There’s the sweetest little house at the end of our property that sits right over the Wilmington river. It’s actually the oldest structure on our property and truth be told, it’s my favorite place to be. The cool breeze comin’ off the water makes our Savannah heat almost bearable. This year Michael and I decided we are going to host a little July 4th holiday dock party out on that tiny deck, right smack in the middle of the day! Most likely the weather is going to be so hot I could spit on the ground and watch it sizzle, so I want to be prepared with plenty of cool drinks and simple foods to snack on. As you may have seen already on my website, I am a little obsessed with pinwheels right now. Just like the way I used to decorate the handlebars of my bicycle, I’m going to decorate my dock house deck with pinwheels for my party. Y’all, if I’ve shared with you nothing less, I hope it would be not to fret any party giving! Look at how a bunch of pinwheels and some simple foods can make anyplace –even a sweet little space like mine seem grand. Happy 4th of July and as always from the bottom of my heart, I thank all that have served and continue to serve our wonderful country and thank you to the families who support them at home.
Mason Jars, cutting boards and simple melamine plates are all I used to set up the food for this little get together. When the temperatures are rising, I’ve found people sometimes like just a few snacks and not a heavy meal. I kept with my pinwheel theme and put out plenty of Caprese Pinwheels
and Prosciutto and Herbed Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers
right on two of my Pig-Shaped Cutting Boards
. Summer melons are so sweet this time of year you don’t even need to fuss with a dessert.
Because the temperatures are rising so high, I want to make sure to have plenty of drinks on hand. My Watermelon Cooler
is the perfect summer sipper. Since Bobby and Jamie are stopping by, I wanted to mix up a batch of something from their new book Get Fired Up
. I chose the Cucumber Sangria
. Now that one will just be for the adults!
These table decorations are as festive, inexpensive and easy as they come. Simple paper pinwheels stuck inside some monkey grass I’m going to plant in my garden later. I used some old galvanized buckets to put the monkey grass pots down in. You can use whatever paper you want to make your pinwheels. I like the idea of stars and stripes paper too! Let your imagination run wild. If you forgot how to make a pinwheel, let me remind you how. It’s really easy and look how fun these are! Summer Pinwheel Centerpieces