Celebrating Independence Day

It is almost the 4th of July, and it is the best time of year to gather friends, neighbors, and family to enjoy this summer celebration.  Saturday, July 4, 2020

Outdoor parties are fun for everyone in the summer, whether it is a casual gathering with all of the kids, or an elegant evening event, just for the adults.  Either way, the details including beautiful luminarias can be used in many creative ways to decorate an Independence Day party. For the 4th of July, use luminarias to lead guests to a home by lining a walkway or driveway. The LumaBase is a reusable candle holder which fits into the luminary bag.  It holds the bag in place by weighing it down, and it hold three candle sizes.  Pair the lumaSleeves (a die cut insert that slides down into the bag) with a plain luminary bag for a beautiful and practical look.

On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.

Other ideas include cafe string lighting around the pools, ponds, patios, and decks for a lovely summer evening party setting for guests. In addition to traditional flame candles, there are several options to illuminate as the sun sets.  For a summer party, citronella candles are available to keep away the bugs and keep guests comfortable.  LED lights are also available which look like real flame, and add an element of safety.  They are battery operated and come in white or color options, and some are submersible for a festive and glowing display in a vase or ice bucket.  Pathway lights and projection lights are also an option for a spectacular outdoor exhibit. Lumabase.com creates a large selection of creative and well-made lighting products.