Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago I was reaching for my winter coat and warm boots before venturing outside? When did the month of May get here and where did it go? Suddenly, the weather is picture perfect and plans can be made without prefacing commitments with “as long we don’t get much ice, we’ll be there” Yes, it is true (I say, as I pinch myself) … Memorial Day is almost here and with it the beginning of the summer entertaining season.
I love holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July. They already have built in themes and color schemes and everyone is okay with that. In fact, I think if there was not an over abundance of red, white, and blue some people would be sorely disappointed. The trick, then, is how to put everything together in a new and fresh way so that your guests still utter that undeniable compliment in the form of a big “wow” when they see what you have put together.
Just because the color scheme is red, white and blue, the pattern does not have to be stars and stripes forever. Let a bold graphic design in either red or blue be the focal point and accent with solid colors or smaller prints.
Do the expected in an anything but expected way. For example, with so many food allergies, it is a good idea to label the food you are serving. However, no one said you have to use index cards …
Remember, anyone can put flowers on the table, but not everyone thinks to add a few drops of blue food coloring to the water to give it a bit of extra “pop” on the table.
It is almost assumed there will be some sort of red, white and blue dessert on the table, but how about adding a few more appropriately colored edible delights?
recipe at http://www.bigbearswife.com
By mixing three beverages together, the one with the highest sugar content stays on the bottom creating, in this case, a red, white and blue drink.
And when it comes to the desserts, a hidden surprise ….
recipe at http://pumpercake.com
recipe at http://www.cookingwithsugar.com
recipe at http://realmomkitchen.com
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