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How to Host a Festive 4th of July Cookout

Fireworks, grilled meats, fresh summer fruit, and the best pals you can find - these are all essential ingredients for a great Independence Day or Memorial Day shindig. But, no party is complete without some festive decorations. 

Searching high and low, we asked out pal Courtney Cochran, Director of Design & Marketing for Hester & Cook for ideas on decking out your deck. She came back with some classic looks for your summertime table. 

For a super summery 4th of July vibe, make your table patriotic with a Red Classic Stripe Runner. It works great on a buffet, which is a really great application for a potluck or BYOM (bring your own meat).

Classic Red Stripe Table Runner from Hester and Cook

Top that with these Stars on Blue Paper Placemats:

Stars on Blue Paper Placemats

Where will people sit? Ease confusion with bright Banner Place Cards, or use them at each platter/bowl to indicate what the delicious dish is.

"Banner" Place Cards

And don't be afraid of White Drinkware (stemless wine or tumblers). It's great for outdoors because it won't break & moderately insulates your beverage.

White Stemless Drinkware from Cake Vintage from Hester and Cook

Be sure to stock your summer soiree with any of our mixers or grilling sauces, too!

Sam Davidson
Sam Davidson


Sam Davidson is the CEO and co-founder of Batch. He writes here about company news and updates, as well as the latest things he's discovering in Batch's cities and beyond.