Three Cheers for the Red, White, & Blue!


With July 4th approaching, here’s a recap of some patriotic  ideas and Red, White & Blue treats for your Independence Day Celebration!

Click on the links to revisit or for a taste :)

A Star-Spangled Celebration

A Star-Spangled Celebration


Land of the Free Lemonade

A refreshing combination of pureed watermelon & lemonade~ garnished with watermelon stars and blueberries.


What So Proudly We Hailed 

Watermelon “Cupcakes”

Banner Yet Wave Burgers~

We pledge allegiance to small bites, allowing us the freedom to snack in good conscience over the course of a long holiday :)

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Rockets’ Red Glare Potato Salad

A Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad~ liberated from mayonnaise, garnished with a fireworks display of flowering dill!


Broad Stripes Berries

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, rolled in blue sugar and served in a Bright Stars cupcake liner.


Patriotic Mini MoonPies


 Dawn’s Early Light Pretzel Sparklers

sure to be extinguished quickly :)

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Blueberry Salsa

Fresh & flavorful served with

 Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips!

Berry Skillet Cobbler-1

Berry Skillet Cobbler

Funfetti Cupcake Trifle

Almost Red Velvet Berry Cobbler

Almost Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

with Cream Cheese Ice Cream~


Or the real thing. . .

 Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler!


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  34 comments for “Three Cheers for the Red, White, & Blue!

  1. June 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Mary, I’ve run out of words to describe my responses to your creativity. Each and every one of your posts is an absolute delight, and I think you can tell from your readers responses how much they are appreciated. We’d all like to be like Mary!

  2. Peggy thal
    June 19, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Wow! You have gone all red, white, and blue and I love it. So pretty and such a fun setting. Your pillows are so perfect too. Bet your cute dogs will be wearing something red ,white, and blue too. Love all the food too.

  3. June 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Hey, I remember those cute buckets!!! And the red cobbler, but the rest of the photos seem new to me. Great ideas in every single one, Mary.

    Only YOU would look at a tip of dill plant & see Fireworks….your mind works differently from normal people, ya’ know. LOL Loved it!!

  4. Franki
    June 19, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Mary “Martha” this is just and explosion of ideas! Here I thought serving baked beans in r/w/b minature buckets was cute… franki

  5. June 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Such wonderful patriotic touches! We’re not hosting this year but I’m bookmarking this for next year. So many great ideas!


  6. June 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

    You are definitely my go to person for such absolutely fabulous ideas and inspiration for the Fourth of July…you always outdo yourself…your food designs and tablescapes always set off fireworks!!!

  7. June 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Love all of the ideas, thanks! I’m inspired to do a little planning for this 4th celebration.

  8. Paula
    June 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

    What time does the party start !!??! everything looks just wonderful !! I hope I can pull off a big bang of a show like yours!
    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!!

  9. June 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    You are by far the most creative person I know!

  10. June 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Mary, what can I say – everyone has said it all. You are one of the most creative people I know. Everything you do is terrific. Many thanks for all the wonderful posts.

  11. June 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Mary, you really need to write a magazine! You have the material, for sure! I’ll be the first in line to buy it!!!

  12. June 19, 2013 at 11:19 am

    you do holidays so well! its so fun to be sparkled and dazzled days before the big day, thanks for cheering for the red white and blue, and of course, just being YOU~

  13. Martha
    June 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Love, love, love your website. Always beautiful. Always inspiring. Thanks so much.

  14. Lady Delores LeBoeuf
    June 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    …let freedom ring…thnx for sharing so much of the fun, LOVE & BLESSINGS TO YOU/YOURS

  15. Debbie
    June 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    This is so spectacular!!! I love the patriotism. Your blog is the best!

  16. June 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Oh goodness, I swear you have thought of it all! I think you really sparkle on the red white and blue occasions! So much to see and do here, I better go pin some things! You always give me such a spurt of energy Mary, thanks for always inspiring!

  17. June 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Fun photos and delicious looking food! Thanks for the hana hou (encore / repeat in Hawaiian)

  18. June 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    So many spectacular ideas!

    – The Tablescaper

  19. June 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Over. the. top!!!!!!!!
    Please invite me to your next party, please?
    Everything is simply delightful to look at and I have no doubt tasty as well.
    Thanks for all the lovely inspiration!!

  20. June 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I enjoyed viewing everything so much. You are the designer of designers! You think of everything and do it so tastefully. I am getting geared up to think of something soon for the 4th. So far, I am blank.

  21. June 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Mary, you have shared so many fun ideas for our upcoming patriotic holiday! I’m going to share this with my Facebook friends.

  22. June 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I love this blog with all your patriotic goodies with links. :D I probably need to go ahead and permanently bookmark this page!


  23. June 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I cry “FOUL”!!! Not fair to show those burgers when I’ve been involved in jelly making and the only thing I’ve had to eat in hours is to lick the spoon! Everything looks gorgeous Mary, you know RW&B is always a big favorite of mine! Hope you’re having a great day:@)

  24. June 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Mary, you do holidays so well, especially patriotic ones. I’m pinning your outstanding ideas!

  25. June 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Thank you for the lovely stroll through your gorgeous, creative and inspiring fourth tables and settings. It was really fun to visit again. xo marlis

  26. Rattlebridge Farm
    June 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    One of the most beautiful, appetizing menus I’ve ever seen. I love everything about this post!

  27. Ellen
    June 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I ditto what everyone else has said!! Wow………gorgeous, inviting, tasty, and many more superlatives!!!

  28. June 21, 2013 at 7:46 am

    A beautiful potpourri of delish patriotism, Mary!

  29. FABBY
    June 23, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    OMG, you sure outdid yourself with the red, White and blue! I love so many details and the food, oh my Word, it’s terrific and pretty too! This is over the top Patriotic..I totally am in awe!!! Thanks for all the ideas.

  30. hollybertone
    June 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Love the patriotic table, food and fun. Happy almost 4th! Hugs, Holly

  31. June 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What a fun and delightful post! Beautiful colors and food…what a fabulous party! Found you through Foodie Fridays. Blessings, Catherine

  32. FABBY
    June 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Awesome! I don’t even think Martha Stewart can have so many FABULOUS ideas as you have shared and displayed here for us!!! Everything it’s so charming and so patriotic, from the cute elements, to the yummy food!

  33. June 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    These are some really cute ideas would love it if you came by and shared them at Share It one More Time party… Hope to see you there! Tammy

  34. July 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I am kind of feeling like a burger for breakfast. That has never happened before.

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