July 2, 2011 Featured

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Fourth of July weekend is here! If you’re looking for some fun ideas to celebrate America’s Independence, we’ve got you covered. Atlanta’s got a bunch of fun cooking especially over at Rosebud. Come in for “Red, White & Blue” Brunch on Sunday , July 3 decked out in Red, White and Blue attire, and get yourself a free glass of Ellen’s July 4th Sangria. On Monday, July 4, their new enterprise The Family Dog will be hosting its first annual Whiffle Ball & Flip Cup Tournament. Please check out their website for details.

PrettySouthern has got y’all covered on ideas for the ultimate Fourth of July picnic courtesy of our contributor Kat. Her inspiration board shows the sweetest finds for hosting a perfect party.

1. A striped sailor top gets added flair an oversized red poppy pin by EmersonMade. This brand puts a fresh, modern spin on classic American style.

2. Whether in your backyard, at the pool, or at a local restaurant, any event you are hosting gets an instant face-lift with a printed menu. Create and print yours at home or use a local print shop and then place one at each seat for an elegant touch.

3. Paper lanterns and tons of outdoor string lights are a must for any outdoor summer party.

4. Simple and festive tomato-mozzarella mini sandwiches are easy to make and serve. Add a patriotic ribbon to dress up these simple bites.

5. Another breezy outfit by EmersonMade, the pinstripe jumper will take you from pool to party in no time.

6. Setting the table will be quick and elegant with this red striped cotton tablecloth from Anthropologie.

What are y’all up to this Fourth of July? Feel free to comment below or join our Facebook group .

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