Fourth of July holds a special place for us at House Of Fete as it marks the anniversary of our first styled shoot as a company. As with every shoot, we wait for something that inspires us to create. This time it was a plate design from Rice and was the catalyst to our Modern Americana 4th of July Shoot. The simple stripe design was both Modern and Traditional without being overtly either.
After creating a mood board (this happens very quickly for us after we find our Inspo), we knew we had contact our go to team for this one, starting with Danville Cheese. Nicole who styled the food was also our Host for the day, Cami Monet who would design a collection around this theme. We wanted to include an out of this world fourth experience with a Bar Cart for adults and children. An amazing flag was a must, cotton candy for the kiddos and a simple yet chic table that would tie the Modern Americana theme tighter.
Bruno (the bar cart) was decked out with disco balls, PBR and don’t forget the KoolAid for the kids. He had a personalized water color sign that read “Oh My Stars” that incorporated the stripes from our original inspiration. We also adorned him with balloons and garlands We also layered him with florals and sweets! A half cake made by Kelsey from House of Fete and inspired by Bee’s Cake was decorated by Apis Floral and became the show stopper. The added details of Against the Grain Sparkle sign and Chalks Designs By Me Firecrackers lettering really drove home the ombre feel that would be a staple in our other elements.
Let’s talk about the ballon flag wall? Lindsi from Collective Creative Co really out did herself with this 20 foot ballon flag, tying in the hints of modern colors with pinks and creams that really was one of the connective threads throughout the set. In front of the flag were ever so sweet rattan kids chairs hand painted by Marissa of House of Fete 6 different colors in both the pink and blue, to create the ombre affect we wanted. Each kiddo had personalized tag on their retro Coolers, let’s be honest here, every kid needs their own cooler for their snacks and juices you know? It’s not a party without cotton candy, cue the cotton candy cart with a festive sign and pink and blue cotton candy!
The table was simple yet a stunner. A simple picnic table with a watercolor “Star Spangled Banner” table runner. We DIYed a Sugar and Cloth candle holder and filled it with red white and teal tapper candles, we lit it once the sun went down for some extra sparkle. The table was set with red, pink and blue cups and of course we included the plates that inspired it all. Each setting had a pennant from Cami’s collection and a theme stir stick . The foot of the table had gorgeous florals inside of a disco ball vase and we completed the table with a star chandelier, and star garlands.
The food, and treats where artfully displayed on and around the table to give it that true at home feel. Danville Cheese created and styled the most yummy boards that included one of just fries and hotdogs. The word you’re looking for is Yum. While Soiree Macarons made Star and color blocked Macarons and fresh pavlovas. The Sugar Bug did it again with hand painted cookies adding the sweetness that we were all looking for after our savory treats.
In the end of accomplished what we had set out to do and the kids had a blast running and getting wet and eating all the things while us adults indulged in a macaron or two and a PBR Toasting to the great US of A! One of our favorite birthday parties we’ve thrown, after all its not often that something turns 245! Happy Birthday America. Cheers HOF
Concept / styling @house.of.fete
Host / food styling @danvillecheese
Mobil Bar @bubblesandbrewssfbay
Cotton candy @sugarhousecc
Table ware @rice_us
Wood signs @againstthegrainhc