(NECN) - The Fourth of July is a great time to gather with friends and family for a summer-time celebration.
If you're looking to entertain - Amy Kimball of Amy Kimball Events has the perfect party tips for your outdoor plans.
She joined "The Morning Show" to share some great ideas, including some beautiful displays for throwing a fabulous fete:
Bright colored plastic plates -mix and match patters/colors
Bright colored summer table linen and bamboo utensils
Big lemonade dispenser Glassware
Serve the refreshing beverages in mason jars
- Don't forget the striped straws!
Different shaped carafes for liquor with homemade labels
Galvanized tin bucket with bottle opener (wines, beers, water) Backyard herb plants for garnishes ( ie. Mint leaves)
Easy centerpieces and decor:
Sunflowers in pitchers
Candles in glass cylinders with sand
Mix of lanterns and votive candles
Keep the bugs away!
Use a cheese plate with mesh cover
Organic bug repellent
Pretty citronella candles for perimeter of party area