Summer is in full swing and it is time to celebrate the 4th of July, Haute Mom Living style. With some red, white & blue, a tribute to the American Flag with some patriotic fruit ( Check out the fruit skewers), a deliciously refreshing caprese salad and a haute tablescape, this year will definitely be one to remember.  These delicious side dishes complement any BBQ or outdoor meal.

Starting with the obvious red, white & blue theme, carrying these colors from napkins, plates , cups to the table runner, make the table feel so festive. Personally my favorite element of the tablescape is the Juliska Splatter & Spin Melamine Plates ( both dinner & salad/dessert plates are shown). These fun plates are a great addition to any tablescape, but especially pop on this beautiful 4th of July table!!!

Paired with the Colette Goblet, also from Juliska added another simple element of blue, making the red & white flowers look “Sparktacular” on the table.  The food was based around having a basic BBQ ( Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans, etc…) & these few side dishes are healthy options to add to the menu.


  • American Flag Skewer ( Strawberries, Bananas & Blueberries)
  • Caprese Salad ( made friendly for make your own too)
  • Brownie Bites with “Cool Whip & blueberries (KID APPROVED; HML KID TESTED)

Lastly to make the flower arrangements a perfect fit for the theme, I added 4-5 drops of blue food coloring to the vases, making the water a beautiful royal blue color. The white Hydrangeas, red ranunculus & carnations ( all were under $15) added a delicate touch to this tablescape.

Shown above are the Juliska Berry & Thread Appetizer Platter (  shown with Caprese Salad) & the American Flag Skewers are being served on the Juliska Berry & Thread Melamine Whitewash 16″ Serving Tray. 

Brownie Bites are shown on the Juliska Berry & Thread Hostess Tray 14″

Keep it simple, beautiful & patriotic this year! Happy Birthday America!


Photos by Marta Villalba Photography

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