5 hacks to run the ultimate 4th of July party | Hi fashion

July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. We go up to my family’s cabin on the lake in Montana every year with my extended family, and we’ve created many memories of spending time together, so it’s always been a magical vacation, just knowing it’s going to be family time together, keep up years- long traditions and create new ones. Every year we make a tea party and a charcuterie board, this year I wanted to try one before we left for Montana with some of our friends and family here – it has been on my bucket list to make a counter charcuterie board (spicy and sweet !) so we went all out with festive drinks and a s’mores bar.

Here are some of the best hacks I found to hold the ultimate 4th of July party. Do not feel the need to incorporate them all! Even just adding 1 or 2 will add a fun, festive touch to your holiday weekend.

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Hack # 1: Color-coordinated kitchen

To create a festive spread, I knew I would stick to a red-white-and-blue color scheme for all snacks. It made it so much easier to make it all flow together and stick to the festive 4th of July theme. I went to Sam’s Club and knew that the fruit would be easy with all the red and blue berries, but I was surprised at how many other red / white / blue snacks and sweets they had for the upcoming holiday – especially when it comes to ‘such postings, which I will share later. 😉

Hack # 2: It’s all in the details


I’m always a sucker for the details of every event I attend, so I knew I wanted to include some cute, festive details where I could. Try to use mini extruders to spell words in watermelon or cheese. We also used star cake stickers from this set to the cheese and sprinkled them throughout the 4th of July charcuterie. I got a local company from Utah to help me and they made the most beautiful salami roses! My aunt was actually trying to teach me a few years ago by the lake, just use the edge of a glass and shift them while laying them around the edge to get the perfect round shape.

Hack # 3: Star throwers, but cute

We made some fruit stars for the kids from watermelon stars and blueberries for some healthy treats. They look so cute on their own, but we also added them to the red-white-and-blue drinks we made for an extra festive touch.

Hack # 4: Let the festivities flow


Whether it is child-friendly drinks or drinks for adults, drinks are a good excuse to go big for the holidays. We set up a drinking table for the children, where they got to collect their own drinks. I laid out red, white and blue Gatorade and Sprite to the base and then put Kool-aid ice cubes, candy candy, popsicles, licorice straws and fresh fruit forward so they could get creative.

Hack # 5: Don’t skimp on sweet things

My kids would eat candy all day every day if I allowed them so they were in heaven when they saw this full candy spread AND the decadent s’mores bar. I’m glad my affinity for going over the top with that kind of thing gave me some points. 😉 They kept saying it was the best 4th of July post ever. 😂 We made a candy charcuterie table with all the red, white and blue finds from Sam’s Club and it was so easy to put together. We also made a s’mores bar for our new one campfire area and made a mix of different chocolates – milk chocolate, cookies and cream, Reese’s, Andes coins and more. The dessert trays were such a sweet addition and were super popular with the whole family!

Tell me if you have any hacks or hosting tips that you love on July 4th!

Also this red top, I’m obsessed with the square neckline on it! It comes in many colors and is under $ 30!

Also shout to Beck & Noelle Board Co., if you’re in Utah and want a big charcuterie board, or want to learn how they can help you set up or do it all for you. I love learning and being a part of the process, but they do both!

You can also see previous holiday charcuterie boards I have made here.

xx, Christine

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