These patriotic party ideas range from color rich decorations to delicious food and beverage recipes to beat the summer heat party essentials and a few home decor items for year round indoor and outdoor use thrown in for good measure.
“Just another American Saturday night.”
— Brad Paisley
Not only is the The 4th of July the quintessential summer celebration of freedom, this year it is the summer holiday that keeps on giving, complete with a three day weekend.
Talk about a host/hostess gift of the very best kind!
Are you ready to take the party outdoors with this summer outdoor fun with patriotic party ideas?
Well then, let’s get the summer soiree-outdoor living-patriotic party ideas party started.
Photo by Hector Manuel Sanchez – Styling by Frances Bailey
I’ve gathered pretty, delicious, summer essential, and red, white and blue themed decorating, entertaining and tablescape goodies for your summer holiday and summer for the fun of it party ideas gotta have it list.
This patriotic party ideas picnic basket is packed with color rich decorations to delicious food and beverage recipes to beat the summer heat party essentials to a few home decor items for year round use thrown in for good measure.
Keeping guests cool and comfortable is an essential element of outdoor living party in the USA.
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.
A blue box fan and a red extension cord will do just that, and the color combination is patriotic party ideas smashing.
Call me old-fashion, but it isn’t summer without a summer sittin’ session on the porch, deck, patio, balcony, or just out in the yard.
Connect a water hose to a fun summer themed sprinkler, and let the cool summer times roll, you crazy kids.
I like to celebrate in patriotic colors, but tablewares and serveware in classic summer colors and themes will stand up for use at other holiday and entertaining events.
Baseball is a beloved summer sport, and even though there’s no live games this particular summer, you can still celebrate the game.
My dad, top row in the middle – Denver, Colorado 1952
“Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,
they go together in the good ol’ USA.”
Fill a baseball theme container with blooming flowers or greenery fresh from nature’s arts and crafts store (your yard).
Ears of fresh corn with the husks slightly peeled back in order to expose the corn kernels grouped in threes and tied with woven ribbon of your color, pattern and texture choice or metallic twisted rope is another fresh centerpiece idea.
Mini watermelons on a natural table runner of Pittosporum paired with Lemon Lime Nandina is yet another summer simple and summer chic centerpiece option.
Hit a charcuterie or cheese board home run with this Baseball Wood Wall Decor piece from Hobby Lobby.
Pop off the sawtooth hanger on the back so the piece will be lay even when flat.
The piece measures 13″ in diameter making it a good fit for a serving board.
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.
Ready to go summer favorites highlight the summer chillin’ & grillin’ menu.
Classic Lobster Rolls recipe from Country Living Magazine.
This easy recipe for Brined, Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob from Victoria Magazine sounds so summer good!
Click HERE for recipe.
Delish- Photo by John Komar
Rocket Jello Shots with a pop of color and adult beverage kick.
This Cherry Brownies a la Mode recipe from Midwest Living is chocolate cherry ice cream dessert perfection in a bowl.
I don’t have any proof of this other than the pounds gained over the season from eating these things, but I do believe it’s safe to say that S’mores are the official dessert of summer.
This recipe from Country Living Magazine for S’mores is stacked with variety, and that only add more yum to a classic.
Ignore the calorie count, add an extra couple of miles to your walk or run, and dive in.
Chips Ahoy! cookies
Chocolate S’mores 2.0
Chocolate wafer cookies
Cinnamon-dusted toasted marshmallows
Milk chocolate squares
Peanut Butter S’mores
Dark chocolate squares
Creamy peanut butter
Assemble your s’mores and enjoy.
Strawberry Detox Water recipe from Picked Plum is a simple to make and super refreshing summer beverage featuring strawberries, orange and fresh mint.
Inexpensive fabric(s) with a good old summertime theme is a party go-to solution for tablecloths, napkins, basket and serving dish liners.
Individual picnic baskets lined with a fabric or bandannas (take home face mask) make a great utensils holder.
Adventures in Making shows us how to make super simple summer (say that 3 times fast) DIY Citronella candles.
Click HERE for DIY details.
This simple project results in casually elegant and much needed accessory to help combat mosquitoes- the party guest pest of summer outdoor living times.
Putting a pretty spin on a summer celebration decoration treats the eye to a visual party favor.
Seasonal flowers from the floral department at your local grocery store or nature’s arts and crafts store ( your yard), moss filler, a large galvanized bucket filled with water and topped off with a floating candle and prepare to light the night in an impressive and pretty way.
It’s gets hotter than, well, you know on these summer days into evening.
Pack a beat the heat survival kit with cooling essentials.
Fill plastic beach pails with his and hers flip-flops, battery operated plastic hand-held fans, individual aluminum spray bottles filled with chilled homemade rose water (the guys love this stuff almost as much as the gals), and a pack of facial cleansing towelettes.
These always make a big splash.
The whole idea of a summer soiree and these patriotic party ideas is KISS- Keep It Summer Simple.
Happy 4th of July!