Wednesday, June 27, 2012

the simplest july 4th decor & hostess gift...

...simple yet patriotic! 


It's our family tradition to spend a few days over the 4th of July holiday in Vail.
I like our home to look festive for our neighbors and housesitter,
 but since we're not here I keep the decor to a minimum.


I've had these flags for years (dumpster dives after a parade!),
I pull them out every year and stick them in the
window boxes and the urns on our front porch....5 minutes at the most!

Similar flags can be found at the Dollar Store.
Just add them to any pot on your porch.

On Saturday we're invited to a fun BBQ with some of our favorite friends and their
families. I put together a quick and easy hostess gift. Since we'll be bringing food and
we like to take something to drink as well, I kept the hostess gift small.


A simple glass canister with custom label and one of Ikea's dish towels.
I added a festive ribbon trim.
The candy is a treat for their kiddos, I hope they appreciate that it coordinates! :)


In case you missed it, one of my favorite bloggers, Maryann from classic. casual. home.,
just did a great collection of hostess gift ideas here
She inspired me to add something to my thrifting list that would makes any
 friend, neighbor or hostess
smile!  


16 comments:

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

What a lucky hostess! Have fun at your party, and at Vail!

classic • casual • home said...

You are so darling! I would LOVE that patriotic hostess gift...so cute how the candy colors coordinate.

Calypso In The Country said...

Cute idea! Have fun in Vail!
-Shelley

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

You are cute with the color coordinated York Peppermint Patties!! {Have you ever had them on smore's, by the way? Divine.} The hostess gift looks adorable….thank you for inspiring me, we are going to our neighbor's lakehouse on the 4th and something like this would be perfect!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

PS I'll have to stock up on Ikea dishtowels….I love that as part of a gift!

Jill Elaine said...

Very cute and festive! The flags are a fun simple touch. I love those ikea dish towels - need to get some more next time I'm there.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great hostess basket...and I love the framed label on the glass jar...Did that come with the glass jar and you just slipped in the label? I have never bought the Ikea dish towels...putting them on my list...I love it!...
Thanks for the link to the hostess gift ideas!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great idea! I would love to have a beautiful gift like that. So sweet of you.

Lori said...

You are the master of cute hostess gifts- so cute and festive. Oh, and I'll be adding flags to my window box today! Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!

hello, Friday said...

Cute party jar! xoxo
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Nancy said...

a darling gift. Have a wonderful time in Vail! I bet the fireworks are spectacular there.
xxoo Nancy
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Danielle said...

What a very sweet hostess gift! Lovely.

Holly said...

That's really cute and I'm sure the hostess will love - such a nice gesture and coordinated for the holiday too.

Gretchen said...

Your house is just cute as can be all decorated for the 4th. What a great gift for the hostess! You've given me some great ideas.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Such a great coordinated gift idea. Love all the flags, too!

Danielle (HeadedForTheFuture) said...

What a great idea! Love it and I would love to receive it too! So simple and fun!

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