Patriotic party ideas ranging from color-rich decorations to delicious food and beverage recipes to beat the summer heat welcome the best of 4th of July style.
Patriotic pretty-seasonal delicious-summer essential themed decorating, entertaining, and tablescape goodies; this patriotic party ideas picnic basket is brimming with party essentials.
Also included throughout this post will be lovely photos of interiors awash in colors red, white, and blue for the sake of continuity and stylish measure.
Rocking in the U.S.A. takes on a whole new meaning when I ponder the interiors and decor accents in the above image.
Dave the Builder had a rocking horse like the one in the photo when he was a little boy, and often referenced it throughout our courtship.
A friend found one while antiquing one afternoon in a neighboring city, phoned me, I purchased it via telephone, and presented it to Dave for his birthday that year.
Goodness only knows where it is at this point, but I do love this found treasure almost as much.
Keeping cool and comfortable is essential element number one in the party in the U.S.A. equation.
Today’s temperature in this neck of the woods…102°.
That’s hot, and not in the good way.
Popular opinion proves the only thing you want hot is the look, the style, the music, the grill, and the decor.
Don’t try to be a hot and humid hero- plug in and cool off.
Call me old-fashioned, but it is my long-held belief it isn’t summer without a summer sittin’ session on the porch, deck, patio, balcony, or just out in the yard.
Who says the party has to be on dry land?
Color, texture, and pattern combinations reminiscent of blue watercolors visually associated with summer strike a chord of style.
Building a celebration around patriotic party ideas is the primary theme, however, tablewares and serveware in classic summer colors and themes will stand up for use at other holiday and entertaining events.
Blue and white plates never fail to catch the eye and set a party table in classic form.
You may be questioning the addition of the 3 ct. checkered scrunchies to the list, but hang on.
Brand spanking new, never ever used checkered scrunchies of red, white, and blue colors set off by patterns of eyelet and check will make super cute napkin rings.
Hey gang, did you know ears of fresh corn with the husks slightly peeled back exposing the corn kernels, grouped in threes, and tied with woven ribbon of your color, pattern and texture choice or metallic twisted rope makes a fresh summer centerpiece?
Keeping with the summer fresh theme, personal watermelons on a natural table runner paired with Pittosporum and Lemon Lime Nandina is yet another summer simple and summer chic centerpiece option.
Easy and affordable.
Baseball is a beloved summer sport.
“Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,
they go together in the good ol’ USA.”
Fill a baseball themed container with blooming flowers or greenery fresh from nature’s arts and crafts store (your yard).
Hit a charcuterie or cheese board home run with this Baseball Wood Wall Decor piece from Hobby Lobby (measures 13″ in diameter making it a good fit for a serving board).
Tip: pop off the sawtooth hanger on the back so the piece will be lay even when flat.
Using small bowls and platters to house your cheeses, nuts, fruits, and meats will keep the board base clean and eliminate any cross contamination to the food from the finish.
Summer tastes highlight these go fourth and celebrate recipes.
Fried Crispy Chicken via Your Favorite Deli Department
How Easy and Delicious Is That?
Nature lends a helping hand to assist in color coordinated food and drink.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream at 10, 2, and 4!
If you get it, you get it.
Simple projects result in casually elegant and a much needed accessory to help combat mosquitoes- the party guest pest of summer outdoor living times.
DIY Citronella candles – Click HERE for DIY details
Float seasonal flowers from the floral department at your local grocery store or nature’s arts and crafts store ( your yard) in a large galvanized bucket filled with water along with a floating candle for an impressive party light option.
Proven patriotic classic.
Louisiana hurricane season has begun, and hurricane lanterns become a necessary addition for our storm kits. The upside of preparation is the purchase of several of these lanterns and their immediate use as outdoor party lights.
Fabric is a party go-to solution for making tablecloths, napkins, basket and serving dish liners.
Pack a patriotic party pail for partygoers with festive items that carry out the theme and the fun.
Suggestions for items to fill your plastic beach pails with are as follows:
His and hers flips and/or slides.
Battery operated plastic hand-held fans paired with individual aluminum spray bottles filled with chilled homemade rose water (the guys love this stuff almost as much as the gals).
Sparklers because they’re just so sparkly.
Photo by Ethan Hoover
Drum up the drama and set off the visual fireworks in shades, hues and tones of regal reds, shades of white, and brilliant blues.
Invite the idea of KISS, Keep It Summer Simple, to your summer soiree and patriotic celebrations.
Happy 4th of July!
Let freedom ring in all your stylish 4th of July party ideas glory.