Hostess Tips: July 4th


For A2B Table co-founders Annie and Benton, a well dressed table says as much as a designer dress!

“A great hostess shows thoughtfulness to theirs guests by caring about the details in styling the table and creating a menu,” Benton explained. “We enjoy entertaining for many reasons, but mainly because it brings friends and families together to share laughs, drinks, food and good conversation.”

With the 4th of July fast approaching, we asked the entertaining experts to share their festive table setting tips with us.

The Inspiration: 4th of July in Napa

The 4th of July is all about being organic and outdoors with close friends and family, so our inspiration is “4th of July in Napa.” It creates a great impact and is easy to accomplish!

The Table Setting: Mix & Match

We combined both high end and less expensive pieces. We mixed Neiman Marcus Exclusive Traditional Blue & White Dinnerware with polka dotted Kate Spade Charlotte St Napkins and striped Kate Spade Harbour Drive Placemats from Amazon. We also bought a simple Red Table Runner from Amazon. The Cobalt Blue Goblet Glasses are our favorite and add the perfect “pop” to the table. Complete the festive look with white flowers.

The Food & Drink: Family Style

We filled our tables with long cheese boards layered with lots of yummy finger foods and delicious cheeses and wine bottles on the tables. Then, we filled bowls from West Elm with strawberries and other fruits because we loved the way it looked on the table and it is also easy for our guests to pass. 

Happy Entertaining!