Our Favorites: Fourth of July Edition

Eat: We waited precious months for summer warmth, so don’t waste hours of good sunlight making the perfect triple layered cupcakes that will be devoured in an instant! Instead try a few simple recipes that people will equally adore, but will provide you with more time to enjoy Independence Day weekend!

Via Spoonful

Via Spoonful

Drink: We are optimistic that Mother Nature will bless us with a scorching hot 4th of July this year, but regardless of the weather, we’ll need some crowd-pleasing (and patriotic) refreshments!

Via Food, Family, & Finds

Via Food, Family, & Finds

Wear: Break out the red, white, and blue! Whether you choose to go all out Americana in stars and stripes or subtly incorporate a few patriotic hues is up to you, but the colors are non-negotiable.

Via We Heart It

Via We Heart It

Via The Chic Scribe

Via The Chic Scribe

Play: This holiday typically means LOTS of family, friends, and kids, so be prepared with some fun games to keep everyone entertained.

Decorate: The Fourth is a pretty laid back holiday, so let the decor reflect it with a little DIY approach. We love the idea of temporary lawn stenciling!

Via Buzzfeed

Via Buzzfeed

Bonus: Why not go all out and add a little patriotism to your nail game?

Via Peek & Ponder

Via Peek & Ponder