Patriotic Party Ideas

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.

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Welcome Bicycle Coir Doormat

Patriotic pretty-seasonal delicious-summer essential themed decorating, entertaining, and tablescape goodies; this patriotic party ideas picnic basket is brimming with party essentials.



Southern Living-Photography by Laurey W. Glenn

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.


 Mark D. Sikes


1stDibs – Photography by Emily Andrews


House Beautiful


Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 

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.

Antique Primitive Glider Rocking Hobby Horse Rustic Carved Wood Cast Iron Red

Antique Primitive Glider Rocking Hobby Horse

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.


Lasko 3 Speed Box Fan

Don’t try to be a hot and humid hero- plug in and cool off.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Retro Lawn Chair

Academy Sports + Outdoors Retro Lawn Chair

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?

Hydro-Force River Tube

Hydro-Force River Tube

Pure joy!

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Color, texture, and pattern combinations reminiscent of blue watercolors visually associated with summer strike a chord of style.


Artistic Weavers Cooke Industrial Abstract Area Rug

Artistic Weavers Cecelia Contemporary Navy Area Rug

Dip 29″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Blue/White by JONATHAN Y

SAFAVIEH Lighting 29-inch Color Swirls Glass Table Lamp

Leo 26″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Seaside Blue by JONATHAN Y


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.

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Blue and white plates never fail to catch the eye and set a party table in classic form.


Royal Norfolk Blue Beaded Ceramic Dinner Plate

Tabletops Unlimited Carmine 4-pc. Dishwasher Safe Stoneware Salad Plate

Summer Watermelon Melamine Plate

Buffalo Check Melamine Dinner Plate

Royal Norfolk Red Beaded Ceramic Dinner Plate

Royal Norfolk Blue Floral Dinner Plate

Melamine Americana Salad Plates – Set of 4


Cotton Napkins, Buffalo Check Plaid

3ct Checkered Scrunchies by hildie & jo

Summer White Star Basket With Handle

Royal Norfolk Blue Floral Dinner Plate

The Pioneer Woman Heritage Floral Round Bowl

Biltmore® Chateau Serving Platter

Summer Mini Glitter Berry Wreath

Mainstays Unscented Decorative Mottled Pillar Candles Set

Staub Tomato Mini Stoneware Cocotte

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.


Summer chic.

Easy and affordable.

Eye catching.

baseball players

Baseball is a beloved summer sport.

Baseball Ball Planter

“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).

Baseball Wood Wall DecorHit 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.

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The Pioneer Woman Heritage Floral Round Bowl

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.


Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad (Fruit and Feta Salad)

Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad (Fruit and Feta Salad)


Fried Crispy Chicken via Your Favorite Deli Department
How Easy and Delicious Is That?

Root Beer Baked Beans

Root Beer Baked Beans

Brined, Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Brined, Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Fairground Corn Holders, Set Of 4

Fairground Corn Holders, Set Of 4


Nature lends a helping hand to assist in color coordinated food and drink.

Firecracker Sangria

Firecracker Sangria

Alma Blue Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Alma Blue Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Pretzel Crumb Caramel Banana Cream Pudding

Pretzel Crumb Caramel Banana Cream Pudding


Dark Red, Ice Cream Float Cup



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.

Citronella Candle in a Mason Jar

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.

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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.


Stansport 12″ Hurricane Lantern

Fabric is a party go-to solution for making tablecloths, napkins, basket and serving dish liners.



Independence Toile

Pack a patriotic party pail for partygoers with festive items that carry out the theme and the fun.

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Suggestions for items to fill your plastic beach pails with are as follows:


Men’s Ocean Flip Flops

His and hers flips and/or slides.

O’Rageous Women’s 2 Buckle Americana Slides

O’Rageous Women’s 2 Buckle Americana 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).

hand held battery operated fan

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.

paper fans

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.


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