Summer is in full swing here in the DC metro area it has been scorching hot! With the holiday weekend coming up *July 4th* many of us will be celebrating outside on decks and porches so what better time than now to share a few ideas and inspirational photos.
Lets start with the food ideas ….
Patriotic punch from Apron Strings Blog
The “secret” is in smashing the fruit chunks to release their flavor into the drink.And strawberries, blueberries and pineapple are a flavor match made in heaven.
Here is the ENTIRE recipe
1) Place a few strawberries, blueberries and chunks of pineapple in a glass. 2) Muddle the fruit by mashing it with a wooden spoon or muddler (if you have fancy barkeep type equipment). 3) Toss in some ice cubes and bits of the aforementioned fruits. 4) Pour in a favorite ginger ale or lemon lime soda. 5) Sip on your veranda whilst lounging in a swing or Adirondack chair, fanning yourself with a paper fan southern belle style. Ok, that last step is optional. But so fun.
These are a delightful way to add a fresh fruity cold liquid deliciousness to your Fun on The Fourth picnic/barbecue/fireworks display.
On to some outdoor entertaining & decorating inspiration…