Hosting a Fourth of July Picnic

Fourth of July Picnic Idea

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

How To Host a Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

Happy Almost 4th of July! I’m sharing some photos from a fun picnic I hosted, to give you inspiration and ideas for a little gathering of your own. The best part is that these items are from Marshalls and were SO inexpensive! To start, this gorgeous and huge table cloth was $15. I looove it and can’t wait to reuse it.

Feliz casi cuatro de julio! Hoy les comparto unas fotos de un picnic, para darles unas ideas e inspiración para sus fiestas este fin de semana. La mejor parte de esta entrada es que encontré casi todo (menos la comida) en Marshalls y fue súper barato y económico. Para empezar, este mantel (que adoro) fue $15 y es gradísimo. Cabe muy bien sobre la mesa, ¿no?

Watermelon Juice- 4th of July Drink Idea

Watermelon Juice- 4th of July Drink Idea

Every time I go to Mexico, I drink watermelon water allll day. I love it! I decided to make watermelon juice for the picnic, which is really just blending up some watermelon pieces (and adding water to taste, if needed). It is a subtle, yet delicious and refreshing drink. Not to mention, it is perfect for July 4th! I got the gorgeous ceramic pitcher at Marshalls (I loved the intricate paint details) and the milk jars, which came with the cute plastic straws.  The pitcher was $15 and the jars were $5!

Cada vez que estoy en México, tomo mucho agua de sandia- es mi favorito. Decidí crear un jugo de sandia, no sólo porque me gusta, sino porque es rojo y delicioso. Es un jugo suave y fácil tomar porque no tiene bastante sabor. Encontré el cántaro en Marshalls y me costó $15. Me enamoré con el diseño y los colores. Las jarras las encontré en un paquete de cuatro también en Marshalls (vinieron con los popotes) y sólo me costaron $5. De hecho, son para la leche, pero las voy a utilizar con todo. 

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

How To Host a 4th of July Picnic

I always love snacking at picnics, so Matt and I were sure to grab and make some yummy treats. We brought the pigs in a blanket and BBQ chips (our favorite!), which fit perfectly in the plastic baskets. These came in a red, white and blue packet of 6 for $3.

Me encanta picar la comida en un picnic, entonces compramos perritos calientes pequeños y papas fritas de barbacoa. Los pusimos en canastas plásticas, que vinieron en un paqueta de seis por $3.

How To Host a Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

Delicious red, white & blue salad

Delicious red, white & blue salad

I’m pretty obsessed with salad and have eaten it multiple times during the past week. It’s so easy and healthy! I threw some spinach into a bowl, then added glazed pecans, sliced strawberries and blueberries. I topped it off with crumbled goat cheese. I actually prefer this one without dressing (the fruit, cheese and pecans are sweet enough!), but I would recommend balsamic vinaigrette if you want a little something extra. Not only is this salad delicious, but it is gorgeous! And heyyy, it is red, white, and blue! Totally theme appropriate :)

Estoy obsesionada con esta ensalada y la he comido casi cada día esta semana. Es súper fácil hacer y saludable. Mezclé espinaca, arándanos azules, fresas pacanas y queso de cabra. No puse aliño porque no fue necesario (es una ensalada súper dulce) pero recomendaría una vinagreta balsámica. Es sana y bonita. Ademeas, es una ensalada roja, azul y blanca… perfecta para el tema jaja. 

Fourth of July healthy picnic snack ideas

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Who doesn’t love cool whip? Props to Matt for thinking of this “white” addition to our picnic. I grabbed a ton of strawberries because they were super fresh, on sale, and are a delicious snack. I had extra blueberries and needed some white, which is when Matt thought to grab cool whip. It was such an easy addition and a snack that was munched on a lot (mmm!). PS: The mini souffle bowls are from Marshalls and were $6 for a 4-pack.

¿A quién no le gusta la crema batida? Es una adición perfecta con los arándanos azules y fresas. PD: Los bolos también son de Marshalls y me costaron $6 para cuatro. 

Hosting a July 4th Picnic

USA straws for 4th of July

Hosting a July 4th Picnic

Marshalls sent over this awesome navy woven caddy, which was so useful for flatware and straws. I used it for the jars when traveling, and then threw napkins and flatware inside once we arrived. This was only $10, and will be used year-long (navy is a neutral!).

Marshalls me envió esta cajita azul que fue súper útil para el transporte de las vajillas y servilletas. Cuesta $10 y puede ser utilizado todo el año, ya que azul marino es un neutral y básico. 

USA straws for 4th of July

Are these straws not the most adorable things ever? They were $2 and the perfect addition to the day! It’s always fun to have themed additions to a party, and these were a hit.

Estos popotes son la mejor parte del picnic. Son chidos y cuestan $2. ¡Increíble!

Red, white & blue fruit kebobs

Red, white & blue fruit kebobs

How To Host a 4th of July Picnic

Red, white & blue fruit kebobs

These fruit kebabs are my favorite! I really was going for red, white and blue with the raspberries and blueberries, but I think I would make them rainbow with more types of fruit next time (they sell longer skewers for bigger fruits, like grapes and melon chunks). The plates they are on are, again, a great addition to the party. I don’t think you can get more patriotic than the colors and stars! They came in a 4-pack and were $13.

Estas brochetas de fruta son divertidos y lindos. Quería usar solamente fruta roja y azul, pero la próxima vez que las hago, las haré con más tipos de fruta (como uvas y melon). Los platos son perfectos para el tema y me costaron $13 para un paquete de cuatro. Me encantan las estrellas- no podrían ser más patrióticos! 

How To Host a Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

Picnic Snack Ideas

Picnic Snack Ideas

The adorable red heart-shaped bowl was purchased around Valentine’s Day, also at Marshalls. It was $4, and inside are my favorite sesame-honey almonds (from Trader Joe’s). Another deliciously healthy snack!

Este bolo rojo lo compré cerca del día de San Valentín, pero también es de Marshalls y me costó $4. Está lleno de almendra con miel y semillas de sésamo. ¡Otra comida sana! 

How To Host a 4th of July Picnic

How To Host a 4th of July Picnic

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Picnic

So… Obviously we enjoyed this Fourth of July picnic ahead of time to give you all some inspiration and ideas for your upcoming parties! I’m pretty excited to repeat these recipes and ideas in a week, and I hope you liked them :) If you have any favorite recipes or DIY craft ideas for the holiday, please share them below. I would love to hear what you do and where you get your supplies!

xo Rach

Disfrutamos nuestro picnic obviamente antes del día festivo porque quería compartir mis ideas con ustedes, para inspiración. Lo bueno es que ahora, podemos repetir el picnic en una semana jaja. Si tienes recetas e ideas para el día festivo, porfa, compártelas conmigo :) Me encantaría aprender otras tradiciones. Les recomiendo que compren lo que puedan en Marshalls. Compré todo eso por menos que $75! 

xo Raque

LLEVO:

DRESS/VESTIDO: H&M (adore this!) | SANDALS/SANDALIAS: J.Crew (old, similar) | EARRINGS/ARETES: Stella & Dot | LIPS/PINTALABIOS: MAC Red

2 Responses to Hosting a Fourth of July Picnic

  1. Sarah says:

    That looks delicious!

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