Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Color Your Love in Red, White and BlueCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Color Your Love in Red, White and Blue

By Sarah Ribeiro

You and your sweetheart have been together for every holiday so far, and now for the Fourth of July, you’re ready to take a unique approach. Celebrate in a non-traditional way by making everything red, white and blue. The easiest way to set up this color spectrum date is to split it into thirds. Decide which part of the day will be linked to which color, and go from there.

Start your morning with red. Get up before the birds, hike up to the tallest point in town and cuddle with your man while you watch the sunrise. Then, share a breakfast picnic made out of red foods: pack a fruit salad with seasonal favorites like strawberries, cherries, blood oranges and red grapes, or make some roasted red breakfast potatoes. You can even allow yourselves a bit of red wine to drink during the sunrise.

Then, have a white afternoon. Rather than picnic-hopping all day, throw a “white party” with your love. Invite all your friends and family to come over wearing only white. To set the mood, rent some white tents, tables and chairs. Encourage your guests to bring a white food, such as vanilla ice cream, white chocolate-based desserts, grilled cheese sandwiches on white bread and risotto. Serve “white” drinks like cream soda or a white wine sangria. You can also provide small splashes of color by making red, white and blue jello shots or having a red-and-blue candy bar in the midst of all of the white.

Once the sun starts to set, get in a blue mood. Put on your best blue outfit and get red-carpet ready with your honey. The two of you can head to a blues club to spend the night in each other’s arms, sipping on Blue Hawaii’s and reflecting on an especially great holiday.

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