It’s not everyday that our holidays fall on a Friday! I hope you’re all taking the day off (and then some) for the 4th of July! And if you’re like me and throwing it all together at the last minute, then we’ve got a few links for you!


1 // Put the kids (or grownups) to work on a few of these easy festive ‘firework’ mobiles to hang over the dessert table!

2 // Keep guests refreshed by mixing up this Watermelon Mint cooler – with or without booze.

3 // Yes, we all love our burgers and dogs on the 4th, but whip up this colorful salad of Blueberries, Strawberries and Jicama for a healthy side dish too.

4 // Step one – buy a cake (because you’re probably not baking it at this hour). Step two – create some fondant or frosting stripes to cover in alternating red and blue sprinkles. And voila – the easiest cake decorating ever.

5 // Another super easy DIY idea for those casual gatherings – add a few patriotic stripes to wood flatware, and you’re good to go.

6 // And to top it all off? Weave some streamers in with your cafe lights, and let the party begin.

Have a very Happy 4th of July all!

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About Cassandra LaValle

Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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