Are you planning a get-together to celebrate Independence Day this year? I’ll show you some perfectly patriotic decorating and tablescape ideas for your outdoor 4th of July party.
I always love planning an outdoor party for the 4th of July every year. Today I’m sharing some tablescape and outdoor decorating ideas.
I’m joining some amazing bloggers today for a Patriotic Celebrations blog hop hosted by my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Make sure to check out everyone’s blog for even more inspiration. Each link is listed at the end of the post.
If you are coming here from Debra’s blog, Common Ground, thank you for being here and welcome. Didn’t you just love her 4th of July patriotic hearth room? I know I did. Debra has such a beautiful style.
Let me show you how we spend the 4th of July holiday at our house each year.
The 4th of July is a BIG holiday for our community!
We celebrate from 9:00 AM until most of the fireworks have gone off late at night.
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A community parade goes down our street every 4th of July. There are handmade floats pulled by riding lawnmowers, vintage cars, a marching band, and LOTS of kids and dogs!
Every year for the last 9 years my husband and I have invited our friends to have breakfast and watch the parade from our deck and yard. That’s my husband with a very strange look on his face, and my best buddy, Rebecca.
Here’s a view of everyone waiting for the parade to start.
We even have a band that plays next door while the parade is taking place.
It really is my favorite holiday of the year.
We go kayaking and swimming in the afternoon, followed by a B-B-Q and fireworks on the deck in the evening. It’s pretty terrific.
Patriotic Decorating Ideas for the 4th Of July
When it comes to adding patriotic decor to an outdoor space, I usually decorate my greenhouse. But you can decorate your porch or deck area instead.
I love using some of the vintage goodies I’ve found over the years. The chalkboard is one of my favorite pieces. And of course, the red tricycle is patriotically perfect, wouldn’t you say?
Red, white and blue pinwheels and flags are so easy to find and can be put in flower containers and baskets for a festive look.
I love these patriotic fabric sunflowers I found at the Great Junk Hunt a few years ago.
Patriotic banners and wreaths are a great 4th of July decor item.
Outdoor Patriotic Tablescape Ideas for the 4th Of July
Now, I know that many people out there like to change it up and try new decor when creating a tablescape each year.
But there are two things that I will always use on my table. The red vintage Coca-Cola crate and the denim pockets with red stars.
I seriously LOVE these. Unfortunately, I don’t sew. I’ve never learned how to sew. So I went to Etsy for these pockets a couple of years ago.
The shipment came with extra bandana material I used to wrap the silverware before placing it in the pocket.
It’s amazing how you can use bright and colorful fruit to brighten up a 4th of July patriotic table.
Watermelon has got to be the classic summer fruit. And it looks pretty great on the table.
Strawberries are another red fruit I add to my patriotic table. I added strawberries and blueberries to the water glasses. Yummy AND pretty.
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The vintage red Coca-Cola crate was a great piece to hold a variety of items for this patriotic table.
- pots with geraniums
- bottled sparkling water
- a jar of patriotic straws
- flags and pinwheels
The pinwheels are a great touch and fun to watch when the wind picks up a bit.
I hope you found some patriotic decor and tablescape ideas to use for your outdoor 4th of July party. Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
Now it’s time to visit my sweet friend Cindy from County Road 407 where she is sharing a quick and easy Southern delight, The Punch Bowl Cake. You do not want to miss her blog post, this cake looks delicious!
Be sure to visit the other bloggers for more Patriotic inspiration. All the links can be found below.
Until next time,
Happy 4th of July!
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