valley & co. entertaining :: a coastal 4th of july

Summertime parties truly are our favorites as there's such a feeling of nostalgia and fun in the air. Guests are excited to relax and visit, play and just enjoy the simple hallmarks of summertime. When we create parties at home, it's so important that we focus on the environment for our guests and don't fuss too much (we do enough of that for our client events!).

Here are our Top 3 Tips for Creating an Effortless Coastal Table (for July 4th):

  1. Anchor your main table with a punchy linen that's as playful as it is beautiful. A good tablecloth collection is so much fun to have - you can mix and match with each season.
  2. Dress up the center of your table with summery coastal treasures. The most memorable parties are filled with special touches that honor the host(s), guests, or the ambiance, and what better way to create a theme than with personalized details?
  3. Welcome your guests! You'll always hear us say this: a warm welcome with a beverage, bite of food, and a friendly face is the best gift you can give to your guests when they arrive. Greet guests with both non-alcoholic drinks (sparkling water with lemon is perfect, as is blackberry lemonade!) and spiked beverages, as well as your most famous bite (smoked salmon points or crab cakes would do the tricky!).
Photos by Katie Mangold Photography | Styling by Valley & Company Events

Have a safe and fun-filled long weekend!

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