it’s here, ladies! the Fourth of July weekend has arrived. and with it all sorts of homegrown festivities to celebrate our nation’s independence with parades, concerts, fireworks, and a 4th of July backyard barbecue hosted by yours truly. this year the 4th falls on Sunday, so Monday is recognized as the national holiday. Independence Day has been recognized as an official holiday since 1870 then became a paid federal holiday in 1941. but the 4th of July has been celebrated since 1776 as the birth of American Independence. on July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for the colonies’ independence from Britain. on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted, and the Revolutionary War raged on. the first official celebration of Independence Day was in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1777. and we continue to commemorate this exceptional day with organized celebrations and fireworks. if you live in the good old U.S. of A., this is truly a day we should all be proud to call ourselves American.
this is one holiday i have always loved to celebrate and have fond childhood memories of neighborhood parades, homemade ice cream, apple pie, hamburgers, pickup baseball games, golf tournaments then packing blankets and sparklers to head to our local fireworks display. this year my kiddos are gathering at my home then off to the Georgia Club to join in the happy festivities. just love the 4th of July!
nothing fancy this year for our 4th of July backyard barbecue, just the typical hotdogs and the sides that go with it. but i am happy to set up a patriotic table. my everyday dishes are white, so it’s easy to bring in shades of blue and red to celebrate the 4th. and i love to hunt for red, white, and blue paper goods that abound this time of year.
shorts | similar top | sandals | belt
time to fire up the grill. hotdogs, chicken, and corn on the cob will be roasted to perfection.
this Weber charcoal grill is so easy to use. is there anything better than the smell of a charcoal grill fired up? add the sound of lawnmowers and visions of my childhood dance in my head.
a beverage station is always set up outside with water and ice tea. with beverage dispensers, my guests can fill up their glasses as often as they need.
Place cubed watermelon on a tray or shallow bowl. top with feta, serrano peppers, lime juice and olive oil.
platter | tidbit plates | heart-shaped dish | white bowl | flatware | heart basket
oscar and i wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!
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Do the fur babies get a hot dog? It looks so festive and fun. I do wear red, white and blue on the fourth. Love the polka dot shorts. I’ve learned not to wear white to a cookout but blue jeans, red top with white sandals or tennis shoes works.
The good pics are awesome! Happy Fourth.🇺🇸
no hot dogs for the fur babies. but they do get extra treats! Happy 4th, Eve!
Happy 4th Beth. What is that delicious looking chicken you’re making?
that is spatchcock chicken from Trader Joe’s! it’s delicious.
What a festive spread! You look so cute & patriotic. I know you’re enjoying your new backyard. Beautiful! I love your front porch decorations too. I so enjoy the 4th of July celebrations. All our kids & grandbabies will be here Sat.
Enjoy time w/all your kiddos & be safe🇺🇸💙❤
Hi Beth, your house looks so beautiful for the holiday! Had to snag a pair of those adorable shorts that you have on at Talbots….so cute for the holidays and they are on sale!! Great recipe and of course, you and Oscar look adorable together….. thanks for all the hard work that you do..hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend ❤️
thanks so much, Janet! you will love the shorts. nothing like a bit of whimsey now and again to bring a smile to your face.
We’re expecting rain and more rain over this weekend. It’s badly needed but why on the 4th of July? I feel most badly for those with huge plans at their rented beach houses all up our coast – awwww. I’ll still get my toes done in red, wear blue and white and my new Banner tee from Talbots!
ugh! nothing worse than rain over the long holiday weekend! why can’t we schedule the perfect time?
Happy 4th, rain or not!
I love your holiday outfit, so beautiful, as usual. Who is Oscar’s friend? He looks so happy playing with a mate.
Enjoy the 4th with your family!
that is pax he belongs to one of my kiddos.
The barbecue looks very inviting!!
the outfit very appropiate.
Love your patio
Have a nice weekend
Happy 4th, gloria!
Great post Beth. Everything looks so festive! Throughout the years I’ve collected a lot of 4th of July stuff which I have fun using but I’ve never seen the cute hot dog servers. Where did you get them?
Happy Independence Day!
the hot dog holders are from Hobby Lobby.
Beth, great post for some ideas for the 4th. A barbecue is a must!! Love all the festive red, white and blue. Happy 4th! Looks like Oscar and Pax are having fun.
those two are the best of friends! Happy 4th!
Hi Beth, it all looks lovely, can hubby and I come join. Wishing you a Happy 4th July weekend regards Julie and hubby from England 🇬🇧 x 🍿🍿🍾🍾
wouldn’t that be lovely! always love to hear from you.
Wow, Beth, you tables never disappoint🥰. How could a guest not feel welcome and festive just at the site of your table greeting them!
Those two gorgeous buddies almost make me want to hit the Humane Soc. I do so miss the cuddles and unconditional love.
Enjoy your celebrations, Beth. Best wishes 🥂
Happy 4th, Beth! I purchased the same shorts for Memorial Day but it turned out cold and wet (drat!) but will definitely wear them on the 4th. They are just too cute. Love Oscar and Pax. Hope Ollie gets a treat, too!
We just had our July 1 with hot dogs, corn on the cob, etc. in red and white containers like yours. Everything on the side was orange this year, in recognition of the children who fell victim to residential schools.
Enjoy your holiday.
Great post as always 🙂
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