3 Picture-Perfect 4th of July Recipes

West Hollywood
ENTERTAINING
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July 3, 2016

margo-and-me-summer-dinner-party margo-and-me-event-design Margo & Me 4th July11378 copymargo-and-me-curated-cheese-board margo-and-me-fourth-of-july-summer-party Margo & Me 4th July11513margo-and-me-food-styling margo-and-me-summer-bbq-designMargo-and-me-fourth-of-july-inspomargo-and-me-independence-day-cocktails margo-and-me-fourth-of-july-inspiration margo-and-me-berry-summer-inspiredMargo & Me 4th July11688 copymargo-and-me-tablescape-designMargo & Me 4th July11699 copy If you’ve been following along on my Instagram or Snapchat, you may have seen a couple of sneak peeks from an incredible Independence Day inspired shoot we were working on over at the Margo & Me Headquarters for MyDomaine!

When it comes to summer, there are few things better than warm evenings spent with some of your closest friends, good food, and just a pop of champagne! With BBQ and picnic season in full swing and Fourth of July tomorrow, I thought there was no better way to share my love of entertaining than to throw an epic Independence Day inspired fête.

With a deep love for french blue, I wanted this elevated Independence Day picnic and table story to incorporate infinite shades of varying blues and whites. Taking cues from breezy, summer fabrics and washed out Americana vibes, this intimate gathering was the perfect twist on the traditional backyard barbecue. I wanted to draw inspiration from Ralph Lauren and his incredible color palettes and clean lines.

The tablescape featured mixed glassware and inverted china that featured clean white lines mixed with ornate blue prints and patterns. The rest of the table was complemented with loose white florals, thin tapers, bundled art deco flatware and pops of that perfectly patriotic red hue from fresh, summer berries from local markets. Strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, and deep red cherries all offset the heavy blues from our party in a fresh, organic way.

Food styling master, Abby Stolfo, and I built a neo-traditional menu inspired by the fourth of July that consisted of my favorite, a incredibly delicious cheese board, grilled bone-in chicken breasts, thighs, wings, and drummettes, beautiful market greens, and the berry pie of my dreams! In addition, each place setting was topped with a custom strawberry shortcake for guests to enjoy – the perfect way to bring in those bright red hues. Custom Cocktails and muslin-stamped bags filled with sparklers were given to guests to light up the night! All in all, it was the perfect, festive gathering to get the summer started and ring in the Fourth of July with a bang!

I hope this inspires your celebrations tomorrow! What do you have planned for the 4th!?

Still hungry for more? To get the recipes and a TON more photos,  head on over to MyDomaine!

Design & Coordination by Margo & Me

Photography by Jessica Alexander

Food Styling by Abby Stolfo

Videography by Tim & Co.

Tabletop Rentals by Dishwish Events

Rentals by Classic Party Rentals

:: Reformation Dress :: Aska Shoes :: Adornmond Necklace :: 

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Thanks, I hope you found them helpful Kathrine!

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Thanks, I hope you found them helpful Kathrine!

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Such a great set! Everything looks yummy!

xxx

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Thank you so much Georgia!

xo,
Jenny

It looks like a great day. Love the images, they look lovely!
Dessous.

Thank you so much sweetheart!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

xo,
Jenny

Obsessed with the romper and the tablescape you have created for the holiday!

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Thank you so much Melissa! We had so much fun putting it together!

xo,
Jenny

This looks delicious- perfect for a summer get together. Beautiful presentation! Happy 4th.

I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it!

There are plenty more where that came from!!

xo,
Jenny

And happy 4th of July to you all! xx

Beautiful display, outfits, food styling and your gorgeous smile as always Jenny! It’s always a little treat to look at the photos on your blog (Jessica captured so well the whole thing), they are a little gateway of beautifulness, merci! Bisous, Julie PS: so fun to see the built up to this post on Snapchat, it’s so interesting to visualise all the different steps that happened beforehand!

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Thank you Julie!

I know, it’s so fun when you get to experience the behind-the-scenes and then scene the whole project come to fruition!!

xo,
Jenny

That pie is making my stomach growl.

You MUST try it !

xo,
Jenny

How amazing is this table setting and all of the food looks so yummy
xo
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Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy I could provide a small dose of inspiration on your holiday weekend!

xo,
Jenny

Love love LOVE the mix of the blue plates and different glassware…so fun! A table always looks better when it’s not so matchy-matchy. 🙂 Have a great holiday!

Jasmin
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I couldn’t agree more! I think it feels equal parts elegant and eclectic! It gives the table so much texture and dimension!

xo,
Jenny

I like the elevated Independence Day. I’m not a fan of the generic red, white, and blue Coachella vibe I’ve been seeing.

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Thank you so much!! Yes, I wanted to do something that wasn’t outwardly Americana and this was the perfect blend of everything I loved!

xo,
Jenny

This looks awesome and so fun!! I love this! 🙂

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Thank you so much! You’re so sweet!

xo,
Jenny

Ahhh this looks so YUM – stunning editorial, Jenny!
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Thank you so much sweet girl!

Make sure you hop over to My Domaine to check out the whole story!

xo,
Jenny

This looks absolutely amazing, such a fab spread

Mel

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So glad! Hope your holiday adventures were nothing short of spectacular!

xo,
Jenny

Beautiful setup – the food looks amazing!

Jenny
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Thank you so much Jenny!

The food WAS amazing. You must try out some of these recipes for yourself!!

xo,
Jenny

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Spectacular little preparation for a loving and fun gathering. Such fabulous post! 🙂

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Thank you Mia! So glad you’re enjoying all of this content!

xo,
Jenny

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