The Last Minute Prep You Need For the Fourth

Happy July 1st to you all! If you saw my post Monday you know that June went by crazy fast for me letting the fourth of July sneak up on me. I lucked out this week and was able to get Thursday and Friday off of work, so tonight I’ll be jumping on a bus and heading up to Boston. My amazing parents will be picking me up after midnight in Boston (thanks guys) and then early tomorrow morning we are headed up to Maine for the day. Finally, I’ll be heading into my second favorite city, Boston (after NYC duh) for the fourth! You can expect to see lots of pictures of my wanderings on instagram over the next few days, so make sure to follow @peachykeencaroline
Before I signed off for the long weekend though, I wanted to share some of my favorite Fourth of July planning & entertaining inspirations from around the web. Whether you’ll still trying to make plans for the holiday or just need to figure out what you’re contributing to the barbecue, these will be perfect. 
What to Wear:
Sloane’s (Sailing the Sea of Style) collection of patriotic looks is perfect for a casual fourth
Mix up your usual holiday wear with a midi skirt like Hallie Wilson!
A navy & white striped tshirt dress is perfect for jumping from one party to another like Liz. 
Try going all white an adding red tassel earrings and navy nails.
And did I mention I love stripes? Here‘s a whole lot of stripes inspiration.
What to Cook:
These individual cherry pies are the cutest dessert for any party!
Set up a bruschetta bar where people can mix and match what they want for toppings
Make everyone feel like a kid again with nutella covered frozen bananas 
Or make things a bit fancier with watermelon rosemary mojitos (cocktail or mocktail versions)
If all else fails, don’t forget you can always make the american flag fruit skewers
Hope you all have a fabulous Fourth of July with some well deserved (and needed) time off! I’ll be back here Monday, but of course you can always find me on instagram and twitter. Please tag me in your pictures and tweets (or comment below) so I can see what you’re all doing!

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