Posts in the ‘July 4th’ Category
It’s going to be HOT, HOT, HOT in the northeast for the next few days….and that got us thinking, how are we going to cool down? Well, ice cream of course!
Check our ideas page for all the deets on this fun ice cream exchange. It’s the perfect thing for those hot summer days. And what a fun idea for a July 4th party! It’s definitely a way to add something special to your holiday BBQ. So get your friends together, and a grab a pint…of ice cream
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We hope that you are all having an awesome 4th of July weekend! Today we are re-posting this “What I Like About You” from last summer. It celebrates the red, white and blue….and all that summer has to offer!
Do you hear it?! The giggles of little ones, the laughter of grown ups. The lively chatter of folks visiting and catching up. The squeals of delight as friends and family reunite after a too-long absence. What’s that you ask?! Why, those are the sounds of water splashing, motor boats whirring, and paddles dipping in the lake.
Ahh, the sounds of summer. The enjoyment of celebrating the 4th of July. I bet you’re smiling right now just thinking of it all. And we’ll double down, and bet you’ll enjoy these 4th of July party ideas and inspirations even more.
What’s that noise? It’s the gentle flap of the flag dancing in the breeze. Red, white, and blue…the colors of Old Glory. And what’s this you see? A festive party favor for your holiday table. Candies in a 3x3x3 clear acetate box wrapped in red and white twine. Imagine a table or tiered stand filled with these. You know how we love us something sweet!
Can you hear the sizzle of the grill? The cooking mode of choice for an independence day festivity. The paper chipboard tray is the serving style of choice. Your hotdogs and sides will rest comfortably here. Burgers and lobster rolls too! Chopped pickles in the oval dip cups and condiments in the 2oz plastic bottles (thanks to this Garnish customer for that brilliant thought!). Give your guests a helping hand and put together disposable wooden cutlery and paper straws and a napkin too in the small white paper bag. A pretty trim of the bag adds to the beauty.
Do brain freezes make a noise? I don’t know about that, but I do know that everyone loves something cold on a hot summer day. Make your own snow cones in our white paper cone cup and serve with a wooden spoon. Anything cold will do, sorbet, granita, or freeze juice in ice cubes tray. Put those frozen cubes in a plastic bag and give it a bang. That’s what we did and it looks pretty darn yummy!
Crackling, snapping, and maybe a little singing. The sounds of a campfire. A favorite way to end the day. Gathering around the warmth of the flame and watching fireworks or fireflies. There’s still room in those tummies for a gooey marshmallowy, chocolately treat. Presenting all the ingredients to make your s’mores in a 4x4x4 white box, and sweet sentiment on a square clear label, will really cap off your holiday right.
We love the sounds of summer and we love the sight of a Garnished one!
Don’t forget to click on a pic if you want to see it in its full glory.
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Can you believe that the 4th of July is only a week away! (and for our Canadian friends, Canada Day is on Friday!). That means its a weekend filled with the usual…hot dogs, burgers, potato salad…you know the drill! How about mixing it up a little this year. Instead of bringing a fruit salad to the holiday cookout, what about some rice pudding?
Rice pudding has to be one of the easiest desserts out there. We got our recipe courtesy of the June/July issue of Fine Cooking and it really was so simple to make. Our new hip 2B square bowls are just the right size for this yummy desert. Plus, you can make the rice pudding the day before and package it up in the bowls. Since they have lids, you can just pop them in the fridge without a worry, until you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to attach a wooden demi-tasse spoon with some festive red and white twine. Now, all you need is a comfy chair and some fireworks, and you’re all set!
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Are you growing tired of the average popsicle? Well have no fear….because one of our newest Garnishes is the push pop! And trust us, it will have you dreaming up all kinds of ways to bring back the fun.
This particular watermelon push pop was super easy, and thanks to Kraft, you can find the recipe here. Here’s a great tip…if you have a piece of Styrofoam or floral foam, stick the push pops in. This helps them to stay put while freezing. You could also pour some rice in a container, and stand up the push pops in that. Another awesome thing is that these push pops are totally dishwasher safe, just be sure to put them on the top rack.
What do you think you will make in our new push pops?
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Fresh fruit and vegatables…this is their time to shine. The crops are planted, farmer’s markets are ready, road side stands prepped. Nature’s art at it’s finest.
Here’s a great idea from the talented food stylists at Williams-Sonoma. Fresh fruit as a centerpiece. We’ve seen it before, it’s nothing really new. But sometimes when you see it, you just think…well that’s brilliant!
Planning and Independence Day celebration? Or any gathering where the color red is party of the party scheme? Here’s a fresh idea with fresh cherries and our pint sized wooden berry baskets.
This is quick, it’s easy and offers a big bang for your buck.
So when life hands you a bowl of cherries, turn them into a simple, yet show stopping, edible centerpiece.
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