Red, White and Blue Series – Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs

Readers, please welcome Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs.  She is studying interior design and has an awesome blog where she talks about design, cooking, gift ideas and fashion.  I asked her to share her family traditions and personal ways she celebrates the 4th of July.  Take it away, Michaela.

Hello to all of Kristy’s readers! Isn’t she awesome?! She had me at her pretty painted chair.

I’m Michaela and blog over at Michaela Noelle Designs. I’m an interior design major and I’m enamored with all things design, beautiful, chic, and thoughtful. Little details of parties and interiors always take the cake, in my opinion.

Today I’m here sharing a few easy little party ideas for your 4th of July weekend!  My family and I always indulge in a cake that looks like the American Flag. It’s easy and a fun way to carry out the red white and blue theme. Oh- and it’s delicious, too!

Here are some inspiration cakes.


Here’s our cake from last year.

Looking back, I think it could have used a few more strawberries! Ha (: They’re the best part, anyways!

Another thing I think is fun is making your own flower centerpiece. Here’s one version:


I tried it the other day and it was super easy. To be honest, I totally felt like a florist. It was fun (:

Here’s what you do:

Buy a few bouquets of flowers and a few blocks of floral foam. Cut your floral foam into any shape you want.


Soak it in water for about 30 seconds, or for however long it takes to fully emerge in water.


Start by clipping your flowers very short stems.


Then start filling in the sides.


I decided to do a little of each: red, white & blue. I thought it’d turn out more in the shape of a star, but it didn’t. I happen to love the shape it came out in, though…almost a better rounded shape than the floral foam I cut in a circle. Go figure! Here’s my finished centerpiece.


A fun little craft for your 4th of July table!

Here’s to wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July, celebrating our country with family, friends & fireworks!

Thanks for having me, Kristy! Xoxo Michaela

Thank you for sharing with us, Michaela!  Great project ideas.  I hope this is getting everyone in the mood and prepared.



  1. What a great idea I do need some fun table decor, thanks! I am new to your blog but now a follower :)

  2. Thanks for having me, Kristy! I’m so excited for the 4th!

  3. What I love about this idea is that I can do both of them with my almost 4 and almost 6 year old girls (if they don’t eat all the strawberries and blueberries first!) Thank you for the ideas and welcome to Seattle! :-)

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