Kick off your Independence Day party by making a patriotic red, white, and blooming centerpiece.
Impress guests with a menu inspired by the holiday.
Food is an easy way to create a festive mood -- Freedom fries, anyone? How about calling appetizers preambles for the day?
Don't forget to decorate your entrance for the celebration. It’s the first and last thing your guests will see. Make these super easy star lanterns with paper sacks, colored paper, and tealights.
Added bonus: It's a great craft project for kids.
Sure your grandfather taught you all of this way back when, but brush up on the Flag Code and make sure you're flying the American Flag correctly.
If you don't own your own flag, check out Brookstone's selection by Annin & Co (makers of the flags planted on the North and South Poles, Mt. Everest, and the Moon).