In the spirit of letting freedom ring in the good old summertime, let’s look at a sampling of easy 4th of July celebration ideas for your star-spangled spectacular.
The 4th of July is a special holiday celebration bedecked in patriotic red, white, and blue commemorating the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the United States of America.
Summer sets an anything goes good with fun, food and family background, and goes perfect with the 4th of July.
It’s never too late in the party planning process to throw an indoor and outdoor party with a festive “pop” of festive seasonal color.
Outdoor celebrations around our house involve the double D rule (no, there is nothing going on that wild).
Dollar and discount store disposables and the convenient and affordable first line of defense against wasting money and valuable party time cleaning up.
Paper or plastic tablecloths, plates, napkins, and plastic cutlery packages serve the party purpose, and the red Solo cup is disposable party royalty.
Red Solo cup
I fill you up
Let’s have a party!
Intermingle items in red, white, and blue in with principal tableware favorites. I find I get more use out of items in either red, white, or blue vs. red, white, and blue.
Finding cute and clever ways to serve your guests is not that hard. All things summer is an easy theme to work with.
Mini terra cotta flower pots easily become a pot of s’mores fixings gold.
Terra Cotta Flower Pots – Hobby Lobby
Clear jars, containers, and canisters aren’t just for food storage.
These versatile and affordable entertaining musts prove a clear winner to house and serve anything from utensils to candies to salads.
Heritage Hill 64 oz. Glass Jar with Lid
Mosquitoes are an outdoor entertaining nuisance, a pest of a pest.
Add the following items to your 4th Of July celebration ideas shopping list, watch the DIY Citronella candle how to make video from P. Allen Smith, and let’s project.
8 ounce Mason jars
floating votive candles
lemons and limes
fresh sweet mint and rosemary
Place the citronella candle jars around the table and surrounding party area.
Clear apothecary bottles in varying sizes and heights filled with lamp oil and wicks is a clear and chic light the summer night option.
Country Living – Photo by John Kernick
Clear jars filled with fresh flowers and/or greenery from the yard come in make a simple and lovely display.
Small groupings-stacks-bundles of fresh fruit or summer vegetables such as corn, tomatoes, peaches, cherries, blueberries, or grapes dressed up with ribbon or in their natural state serve a colorful bounty of fresh and sweet summer style.
Red, white, and/or blue fabric is my suggestion for a table runner. This works for dinner napkins, too.
I can’t sew a stitch, but I can work a hot iron and a roll of hem tape like nobody’s business.
Determine the width and length (add one inch to both the width and length), cut your fabric to desired size, fold over each side (fold in the corners to create a 45 degree angle), and either sew sides or apply hem table with iron.
Don’t forget your Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon
If you’re going with the dinner napkin option, pair them with a patriotic palette ribbon natural and either a nautical rope ball or decorative tassels.
The finished result is a festive theme napkin ring and stylish dinner napkin presentation.
I love this printable from HMH Designs.
And this one from Today’s Creative Life.
Click HERE and HERE for the free patriotic food picks and place card ready printables.
Oh, say can you say that three times real fast.
Dressed up craft bags or plastic popcorn buckets make festive party favor containers.
Pack your 4th of July swag bags full of dollar and party store finds for beach, lake or backyard fun sure to go over real big with kids of all ages.
Tumbling Tower Game
Patriotic Red, White & Blue Glow Stick Flying Disc
Safety is a big part of the summer fun equation.
Good Housekeeping features an informative piece 15 Safety Mistakes to Avoid This 4th of July detailing smart tips for staying safe while you celebrate the 4th.
That about wraps up my 4th of July celebration ideas show and tell.
These ideas are easy, affordable, crowd pleasing and party perfect for a 4th of July or any summer soiree.
Party fun, stylish, and safely and I’ll see you all next week.