Summer time is the right time for a red, white and blue tablescape. This one was for our Memorial weekend cookout, and I’ll be breaking out some of the same things on the 4th of July. The Patriotic Table Runner is one I made a couple of years ago, click on the name for the tutorial.
Each setting starts with a round white placemat, topped with my red chargers and white French Country plates. of course the individual salt and pepper shakers go at each place.
I didn’t have six of the same thing, so I used two each of the three colors of napkins, alternating the colors and held by clear plastic napkin rings.
Once again, the mason jar candles were the perfect size, so they got red, white and blue flowers. Those little star sprays were a dollar store purchase several years ago and they are still good. I just store them away in plastic bins when not in use.
These bowls were part of a set I got at a silent auction last year. Those star plates will be used for the appetizer course and came from the dollar store.
Also part of the silent auction set was a big bowl, great for serving chips….
and this neat flag inspired tray that will hold the brats and hot dogs.
For the wine glasses, I tied little sprays of star garland to each stem in different colors so everyone would know which glass was theirs. Little pipe cleaners will go on the bottle neck of any beers to help keep those straight as well.
I have to brag a bit, my method for Perfect Deviled Eggs worked great, all perfectly peeled eggs…
which then got made into Deviled Eggs.
Everyone got a place card.
All set for fun!
How do you celebrate patriotic holidays?