Summer Celebrations with Red, White & Blue!

By Guest Blogger Dana from chocolateandsunshine.com
Hi. I know that Mother’s Day is barely past and I am already planning another holiday, but don’t we all enjoy the thought of an excuse for a day off of work and a reason to have a celebration? Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on bringing in the red, white and blue into your summer party, whether for Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day. I don’t have a specific event planned but I have a mood and feel I’d like to create for upcoming summer parties. I’d like an old-fashioned, country-style, rustic barbecue set up on my deck. Let’s go shopping!

Here are my finds from Here Today for my summer party:

• Paper Goods! I bought red paper plates and napkins for next to nothing.

• A few really cool paper lanterns for décor. I picked up 5 white and 4 red units to hang from my deck’s pergola. Clearance items!

• I love the Game On department as it is filled with Cardinals and Rams gear. I bought paper cups with the Cardinals logo on them.

• I came across my perfect cooler, a festive metal container. I prefer setting up …