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Festive Ideas for Your 4th of July Party Decor

June 25, 2018
by Courtney

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It is almost July which means that all things red, white and blue are just around the corner. The 4th of July is a colorful holiday filled with bold and beautiful – it brings the smell of cookouts, the sounds of laughter and the sparkle of fireworks to celebrate America.

And when it comes to 4th entertaining- it doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the best decorations are ones you might already have on hand- like a vintage flag or fun colorful stemware that brings in a bit of blue. Today, I am sharing a few ideas for decor (and more) for your 4th celebration.

#1. Stars and Stripes

American flags are quintessential for 4th of July decor. They are placed lining streets for parades and on houses and porches as buntings and colorful celebrations. And in your own home- it is easy to add a bit of Americana with a flag as well.  Whether you pick up a brand new flag- or have a vintage one on hand – get them out and show your red, white and blue style.  I have displayed them on old ladders when the pole was missing or simply in a favorite soap bottle from HomeGoods on the side table.  Be creative!

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#2. Striped linens 

A favorite find from HomeGoods- these pillows wearing the most lovely red ticking stripes and fringed trim. I knew they would be perfect for the 4th stacked on the sofa.

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And paired with florals- you can enjoy them long after the holiday wraps up.

#3. On the porch

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We don’t have a front porch to accommodate those gorgeous flags and buntings- but we do have a rock fireplace that is perfect for displaying a flag on for a dinner party. With lanterns and dishes from HomeGoods- it was easy to turn a plain table into a festive one. I also added a simple drop cloth rug to echo the red stripes and placed a vintage flag proudly on display above the mantel.

#4. Dessert

4th of July party decor doesn’t have to be all about the decorations- you can also bring in those festive colors with a delicious dessert like this fruit topped cheesecake.

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Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and more are all in season in summer time- and what better way to add those pretty colors than to top a cake, create a fruit bowl or set out a platter on the table to enjoy.

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#5. Blue and white dishes

On the table- bring out those white dishes and bring in a few blue wine stems to pair them with.

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#6. Blue and White Ginger Jars

Another option is to use blue and white containers (all from HomeGoods) marching down the center of the table as a centerpiece. While I normally would fill them with flowers-

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for the 4th – add a few flags to bring in the red and white.

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#7. Ambiance 

Of course, I always like to think of ambiance and ways to bring that in. String lights, led candles for the paths (both at HomeGoods) and a flag on the greenhouse or garage are perfect ways to set the stage for your 4th of July party and welcome the guests as they arrive.

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What are your favorite ways to celebrate the red, white and blue at your house?

Courtney is a paid blogger and writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle and design inspirations, DIY projects and the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage. Connect with Courtney on her blog, French Country Cottage.