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you’ve got five kids coming.”

4 Always have a stash of often-forgotten necessities.  From the living room to the bathroom, have all of your party bases covered. “I always make sure there’s extra toilet paper, paper towels and soap.”

5 Just let go and enjoy. “I’m normally OCD about picking up behind people all the time. With entertaining, I’m like, ‘Just woosah.’ There’s stuff that’s going to get broken, and there’s going to be a lot of crying. You just have to relax.”

Patrıotıc Party

Decorate your own holiday barbecue with these festive finds

1 Set of 10 Tissue Pom Poms ($34; etsy.com)

2 An Heirloom’s USA Shaped
Cutting Board ($48; etsy.com)

3 Wrapped Ribbon 4th of July Whimsical
Modern Wreath ($35; etsy.com)

4 Gingham Burger Basket Liners ($6;
surlatable.com)

5 Drink Cooler ($895; potterybarn.com)

6 County Barrel 
Mason Jar ($6; etsy.com)

7 Cabana Geometric Indoor/Outdoor Pillows ($20
each; pier1.com)

8 BBQ Pig Napkin Ring ($5.95; surlatable.com)

9 Rika Dinner Plate ($9.95; crateandbarrel.com)

10 Gingham Lunch Napkins ($7.95; surlatable.com)

11 Everyday Placemat (from $8; westelm.com)

12 Dip-Dyed Serving Set
($26; anthropologie.com)

13 Glass Footed Beverage Dispenser ($69.95;
Williams-sonoma.com)

14 Poppies 3D Dessert Plate ($10.99; pier1.com)

15 Fourth of July Photo Booth Props ($30; etsy.com)

16 Paper Straws ($4; etsy.com)