Use the casual elegance of the French countryside as the inspiration for a Bastille Day lunch. Set up a pretty table in the patio. Use cloth napkins with a Provencal print. White plates and bowls ensure that the food is the focal point.
Place rounded old-fashioned glasses on a side table. Line white wine glasses on the other side of the cocktails. Serve the goat cheese appetizer in a glass hurricane and arrange an informal bouquet of just-picked wild flowers.
When the party is over, put a platter of petits fours near the door. Guests can grab one as they leave.