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I’m excited to share my last Fourth of July look as well as ideas for holiday entertaining! I always check out Target when I’m getting ready to host a party. It’s one-stop shopping – I can pick up holiday decor as well as food! This time I decided to create a fun iced tea recipe for my party using Bigelow Tea, which was easy to find at my local Target.
Bigelow Tea is grown and produced exclusively in the USA, which makes it perfect for incorporating into your Fourth of July party! Not only that, but almost 4 million bags of tea have been sent to troops overseas as part of Bigelow’s Tea for Troops program. So you can feel good about serving a 100% American-made product that supports the troops at your Fourth of July party! You can find more information about Bigelow Tea on their facebook and twitter pages.
I decided to choose Bigelow’s Green Tea with Lemon and their Green Tea with Pomegranate to create my Pomegranate Lemon Iced Tea Spritzer.
Pomegranate Lemon Iced Tea Spritzer Recipe:
– 8 Bigelow Tea bags (4 Green Tea w/Lemon, 4 Green Tea w/Pomegranate)
– 4 cups water
– 2-4 cups club soda
– 1/2 cup sugar
– Sliced lemons
– Mint leaves
1) Boil water, then add tea bags and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes, remove tea bags and add sugar to taste.
2) Let tea chill then add 2-4 cups of club soda depending on how strong you want your tea to be. The more club soda you add the less strong the tea flavor will be. I added about 3 cups of club soda to my tea.
3) Add ice, lemon slices and mint leaves for flavor.
The Bigelow iced tea is so good I couldn’t help but sip on it while I was setting up the Fourth of July spread!
The finished product! Festive flowers, fun napkins and straws from Target, blueberry cobbler and my Bigelow iced tea create the perfect spread for Fourth of July dessert.
Now that you have your Fourth of July spread taken care of it’s time to think about what to wear! I like to choose outfits that don’t scream “Fourth of July!” but still incorporate the red, white and blue theme. I do that by sticking with two colors and adding the third as an accent. I decided to put on a blue blouse with my white lace skirt and use the color red for accents. Red flats, lips, nails and a bracelet incorporate the color without being over-the-top. I feel like this is an outfit that would work for other days of the year and not just the Fourth of July. Now you can sip your Bigelow iced tea in style!
Check out my other Fourth of July inspired looks! For my casual look I added a fun red blouse and subtle striped linen blazer with denim shorts. In place of the typical stars I added polkadots. I think it gives a similar effect without being too predictable. Paired with the stripes I think it gives off the “stars and stripes” vibe. The milkmaid braids and denim shorts are country chic, right? This is an outfit I could definitely wear to a Fourth of July celebration back on the farm in my hometown of Pennsylvania.
My second look is a little dressier. I started with white and used red as an accent color. The navy striped espadrilles give it a nautical vibe which is perfect for the Fourth of July too. You could wear any white dress in place of my lace shift dress if you want to make it more casual. A solid navy dress would also work well.
I hope you all have a fun and fashionable Fourth of July!
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