If you are living in the States it might just be dawning on you that the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Yup, those firework shops are about to pop up on every street corner. You'll also be seeing a unique assortment of red, white and blue yard decor and picnic supplies at your local grocery store. So, what will you do to celebrate? If you're anything like me you might be drawing a bit of a blank, but that my friends, is what Pinterest was created for!
So, here are fourteen of our very favorite and pretty easy patriotic party ideas that are perfect for anyone planning in a pinch. Red in to take in all the 4th of July decor ideas.
Star Wreath DIY
Holy, moly, why to start out with a doozy! Okay yes, this wreath does look a bit more complicated but honestly, if all you have time for is to make your front door look festive for those stopping by then this is the perfect amount of freedom fest.
You can check out Catch My Party for the full step by step instructions on how to create one of your own!
Star watermelon snacks
All you need for these awesome snacks are some shish kabob sticks, a star cookie cutter and a ton of watermelon and blueberries! Easy-peasy and sure to delight all. Check out The Baby Bump Diaries for more!
tootsie pop bouquet
Um! LOVE! This galvanized bucket of tootsie pops just made my inner child “Squee” Not only can you find these buckets and the foam ball inside it at the dollar store but you are about to be the hit at whatever party you show up with this at! You’ll find the full DIY on Glue Stick Blog
Do you have access to a wood pallet? Then welcome to the best bit of front door or backyard decor ever! throw on a dash of paint and add a few stars and you are all set!
Um yeah, I want these! Get your orders in FAST! but this ‘Murica” balloon set is probably the best thing I have run across on the internet in a very long time! Set the tone perfectly with this set of mylar balloons from Etsy’s Pomtree.
We here at Wedding Chicks love a good party, which is why we love figuring out some awesome bar ideas. We just so happen to have a build your own burger bar that you really have to see! Check out our full Build Your Own Burger Bar post to get a closer look
Bistro Lights & streamers
Bistro lights are my preferred outdoor lighting options. and if you happen to have several strings of these up outside your back door the easiest way to give them a festive touch is to drape a few patriotically colored streamers over them!
J. E. L. L. O… it’s that tasty treat from all of our childhoods that we just can’t help but love. So why not just give in and make some high end looking desserts with it! The First Year Blog will show you just how to make these cute little fruit-topped cups
Patriotic Place Setting
Looking for a more sit down and elegant event? Then might I suggest these very cute patriotic place settings and linens that will set the mood perfectly! Find all of them at Sophistiplate!
Is it weird? Sure but painted pineapples are so in these days! So why not include this tropical fruit at your July Fourth?! All you need is a couple of cans of spray paint and a few sparklers and you have a centerpiece so whimsical no one will question it. See how to create these on Freutcake.
Glow in the dark place settings? Tell me more! Get yourself and all your guests pumped for the fireworks show while they nosh on all your Fourth of July fare. Get a few pointers on how to set up this galactic style seating arrangement on B. Lovely Events.
Ah back to a classic style with a touch of vintage Americana. The red with and blue fabric pennant banner is a super cute addition to your Fourth of July space. Need a little more of this inspiration, check out Catch My Party to see the whole vintage patriotic picnic.
Tissue Paper Fireworks
Have a bunch of blue white and red tissue paper lying around? No, you’ll find plenty of it at either the dollar store or Walmart. Then check out Hey Let’s Make Stuff to find out how to make these tissue paper fireworks!
mason jar tea lights
Add a little mood lighting to your patriotic party with these dyed rice mason jar tea lights! Talk about easy and a super fun way to light up your backyard! You'll find the full DIY at She Wears Many Hats.
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