Tips for a Sophisticated 4th of July Celebration with Villeroy & Boch

Plan an elegant holiday barbecue by using the right tableware and serving pieces.

Tips for a Sophisticated 4th of July Celebration with Villeroy & Boch

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Whether for a Fourth of July party or a pre-wedding event, a barbecue tends to be quite the crowd pleaser. But that doesn’t mean you need to break out the paper or plastic plates and cups! The BBQ Passion line from Villeroy & Boch will add a level of sophistication to your barbecue with elegant plating options. The line is practical as well, making it easy to both eat and serve grilled cuisine. After all, it can be tricky to deal with barbecued meat cleanly while trying to impress your future in-laws.

The plates from the BBQ Passion line include compartments for your sauces and the serving platters feature ridges for those pesky sauces to drain away with ease. Tableware designed specifically for lighter fare, such as fish and grilled vegetables, will accommodate those who would rather stay away from the classic red meat that takes over many a barbecue.

If you are throwing a party for Independence Day, it is only natural that you would stick to red, white, and blue for the décor. As the BBQ Passion line already supplies your crisp white plates and serving dishes, why not embrace colored glassware to stick to the theme? The Colour Concept line includes glassware and barware in rich reds and dreamy blues for strong pops of color – it’s all the patriotism without the kitsch. For details such as napkin rings or vases, the Villeroy & Boch team recommends keeping with your color story, but varying the shades. An important tip: Have your different colored pieces be at least two shades off from each other, otherwise guests may think you instead tried and failed to match the items.

Take a look at some of the ways to use the plateware in the images above! For other red, white, and blue décor ideas, follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest or browse thousands of images from real weddings in our photo galleries.