Red, White and Boom 2015

This years Red, White and Boom is only a few days away. It takes place on July 1st which is early compared to past years, I can’t believe how quickly it’s coming! Our building has one of the best views of Columbus’s firework show, the fireworks are shot off right across the river and we are at eye level! As I am getting ready to host my friends and family I decided to look back at last years photos for some inspiration. 
I used to buy a variety of beverages, cook a number of dishes and bake a ton of desserts. It was a lot of work and took up so much time. Two years ago Red, White and Boom took place a couple days before our wedding and all of our friends and family were in town. The thought of hosting a huge event was too much to handle so I found a catering company. I used Bleu & Fig and they were so helpful and everything was delicious. Last year I used Bleu & Fig again to help me out and everything was just as good. 
This year my husband is out of town so only my family and a handful of friends will be coming over to watch the firework show. I am reverting back to my old ways and making food, drinks and baking some yummy treats. I’m not sure if this is a good idea since I am 8 months pregnant (I get tired so quickly!) but I love hosting and prepping everything to be perfect.
 Picking out my outfit is usually the best part of hosting an event or attending an event. Last year this tank was gifted to me by Lavish, a boutique in Memphis which is sadly no longer in business. These flowers I cut from my garden, I love using flowers I have grown myself.
It is supposed to be in the mid 80’s this year so I don’t plan on wearing jeans, not that jeans will fit me right now anyways! I have no idea what I will be wearing this year, I have 3 days to decide! I will most likely wear a solid black or gray knit dress which is not has festive as I would like but my choices are limited. Anyone have a suggestion for my outfit??
 Here is some of the food spread provided by the catering company, Bleu & Fig
I usually provide too many drink options but I just want everyone to be happy and find something they like. Along with tubs of beer and wine there are mixers and all sorts of alcohol. I also like to make cute festive drinks and put them in pitchers. 
Looking forward to this years Red, White and Boom! Those of you in Columbus, do you attend Red, White and Boom?
Happy 4th of July!
top | Michael Stars
jeans | J Brand
shoes | Giuseppe Zanotti
Live votre rêve!
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