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Let’s be honest, Southerners know how to host a party, barbecue, or a holiday event…and Independence Day soirees are no exception! But a true Southerner also knows how to throw a party with style, class, and true hospitality.  If you are hosting a Fourth of July party this year, I have pulled together some inspiration for throwing the quintessential southern summer get together.  (Clockwise from top left)




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.

7.    Serve this watermelon cooler with a red-striped straw to keep guests cool.

8.   End the day and keep the kids satisfied with these playful, bright blue candy apples, a fun take on a classic American dessert.

No matter where you are hosting your summer party this Fourth of July make sure you show some true Southern hospitality by throwing a get together full of American style, tasty treats, and strong drinks!