Stars, Stripes & Champagne

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I hope you had a great Fourth! My boyfriend, Brian, and I spent the day with his family celebrating with great food, company and (of course) fireworks! Summer truly kicks off in Seattle on the Fourth, so being in the sun with everyone celebrating is always a great time. 

When picking an outfit, I wanted to stick with something that could easily translate to other outfits, instead of a traditional red, white and blue get up. This blue embroidered trop with white denim shorts are both from Zara, which I paired with classic Ray Ban aviators and a gold nail bracelet. 

Keep scrolling for the party and recipe details!

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It's not a good party without good food. Brian's cousins, the lovely hostess and host, made incredible ribs, pasta salad and green salad as the entree, with guests bringing appetizers.  

I made a Healthy Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip (recipe here) and a twist on caprese skewers with cucumber, blackberry, basil and mozerella (recipe here).  Another crowd pleaser from another guest were blueberry skewers dipped in white chocolate - yum!

Following dinner, we indulged in ice cream cake for dessert, and some S'mores dippers (recipe here) that I made! They took a long time but were delicious. 

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Overall, it was another incredible Fourth and thank you again to the hosts for a great, festive night!