Independence Day Your Way.

Summer’s most memorable holiday is coming up and you might be surprised at how easy it is to create an unforgettable 4th of July in your own back yard. From the little details to the simple essentials, here are our tips to make your party easy, happy, and oh-so-American.

Set the Stage for Celebration

Throwing the best 4th of July party is all about setting the right mood. Surround your guests with Americana décor and celebrate why you’re proud to be an American. Add a little American charm with classic Adirondack chairs, and update your patio pillows so your guests can relax in style. Liven up your table settings with red, white and blue napkins and festive plates to spread the charm.

Americana All Over

Why not embrace the Americana spirit from floor to ceiling? Start by livening up your porch. Grab a plain coir doormat, tape off stripes or a pattern of your choice, and brush on some red, white and blue latex paint. Next, sprinkle decorative American flags anywhere and everywhere. Stick them in your plants, put them in drinks, or even in mason jars filled with red, white and blue candy for Americana-style centerpieces. Super simple, but your guests will eat it up!

Raise a Glass (or a popsicle) for Independence

Add a splash of patriotism and keep your drinks cold in the summer heat with fruity, festive ice cubes. Fill a few ice trays with water and drop blueberries and raspberries in to each cube. You can do the same with the kiddos by making your own popsicles too. Once frozen, keep everything cold with an ice bucket or add a little retro style with this Coca Cola cooler. It’s a fun conversation starter and keeps the Americana theme rolling.

But just keep in mind, throwing the best Independence Day celebration doesn’t have to be complicated. At the end of the day the most important thing is taking this opportunity to get together with friends, family and loved ones. No matter how you decide to celebrate or decorate, your neighbors at Orchard are here to help and wish you a very Happy 4th of July!