A Patriotic Plate

At Lolli and Me, we love spending long weekends at the lake with family and friends. Lolli can cook for an army, so it’s fun to invite a big crew and to create #intentionalmemories with whomever can join us outside the city for a few days. Whether we’re celebrating Memorial Day or 4th of July, we enjoy creating patriotic plates to get everyone in a festive spirit for summer holidays.

Gingham-topped jars of Bonne Maman jam are a perfect greeting for guests, especially when served with fresh croissants or as part of a hot biscuit bar! We tie a ribbon on top and either enjoy the preserves that weekend, or sometimes we send jars home with folks as “party favors.”

As the day moves from afternoon to evening, it’s easy to whip up a platter of patriotic watermelon and feta skewers. Just drizzle a platter with balsamic glaze and use festive toothpicks to combine watermelon cubes with feta cheese, and VOILA, Y’ALL™! If the watermelon’s all been eaten, then cherry tomatoes work well, too. It’s all about the red, white and blue!

We hope these ideas get you excited for #summertaining! Find inspiration for your own “patriotic plates” by scrolling through the product links below:

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