Summer is the time many get together for family picnics and BBQs to enjoy all the tastes of the season. Cars are packed as folks head for the beach, lake house or anywhere just to be near the cool water. Boats are cruising and pool celebrations are in full swing. Fourth of July, like Memorial Day weekend, is also the perfect time to just slow down a bit to reflect and enjoy time with family and friends.  We enjoyed having just the time to celebrate while my daughter and her husband were able to visit “home” from Tacoma, WA, where he is stationed with the US Army. She last visited back in September, so we jumped quickly at any chance to gather this year post pandemic.  The patriotic collection that just launched from Tate + Zoey was just perfect inspiration as I started to plan ahead and get started with all things red, white and blue.  What I love with this collection is it will take us right into the 4th of July and Labor Day. So as you plan ahead for the perfect Patriotic party, keep these party favorites in mind.  

In the midst of the fun and sun that many associate with the upcoming holiday, the fanfare and fireworks, let’s remember and honor those who never made it back home to celebrate with family and friends, the freedoms we enjoy and often take for granted. It is also a time to thank those that are currently serving in our US Armed Forces.  


By Amy Bland 

Tate + Zoey Brand Affiliate