4th of July dessert table.

4th of July dessert table.

We live in Las Vegas and it is hot. When planning a party you have to decide location, appropriately. Outdoor barbeques are hit, but when it is over 100 degrees outside?  If you do not have a pool, your guest may start over heating. It is suggested to have parties inside, where there is an air conditioner.

Are you nervous to host a party indoors? Don’t worry if you house is not party ready. If you have the money then, buy all the decorations you want. If money is tight there are sites such as Pintrest with never ending do it yourself ideas, such as 4th of July party planning. Decorations can me made from red, white, and blue paper (inexpensive and cute) such as:

Tin lanterns painted red, white, and blue, with candles inside.

Tin lanterns painted red, white, and blue, with candles inside.

  • Dessert table
  • Paper windmills
  • Paper Fans
  • Mason jars
  • Paper banners
  • Lanterns made from tin cans
  • Tin can windsocks
  • Paper rockets

Food is important and so are the desserts, you don’t want your guest to be deprived of sweets! Possible ideas to include on a dessert table are Red, white, and blue:

White chocolate covered strawberry dipped in blue sprinkles.

    White chocolate covered strawberry dipped in blue sprinkles.

  • Cupcakes
  • Rice crispy Treats
  • Ice Cream
  • Marshmallows with sprinkles
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate covered fruit

There are four important elements to remember when it comes to a dessert table. First you want to pick out a location. One that is noticeable to everyone (so people visit it often). Second you want to think of a backdrop. Having a backdrop will enhance the look of you table. Third you want to have different heights making the table look interesting.

Hosting the perfect party can get difficult and pricy – start to finish. There are an abundance of sites that warn you of the possible mistakes while party planning.  According to About.com the 6 most common event party planning mistakes are:

  • Not allowing enough setup time.
  • Not scheduling a walkthrough with clients.
  • Forgetting to confirm your vendors.
  • Overlooking competing events.
  • Not having a contingency plan.
  • Not having enough help on event day.
  • Not using a packing list.

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