Perfectly Patriotic Ideas for Your Outdoor 4th of July Party

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.

patriotic greenhouse

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.

4th of July outdoor party

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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 4th of July parade

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!

band marching for the 4th of July parade
breakfast on the deck

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.

4th of July patriotic outdoor party

Here’s a view of everyone waiting for the parade to start.

band playing at the 4th of July parade

We even have a band that plays next door while the parade is taking place.

4th of July parade

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.

outdoor patriotic greenhouse ideas

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.

outdoor patriotic sunflower ideas
4th of July chalkboard art
patriotic greenhouse and vintage pieces

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?

container of flwoers with patriotic pinwheels and flags
patriotic pinwheels and flags

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.

outdoor patriotic greenhouse ideas

I love these patriotic fabric sunflowers I found at the Great Junk Hunt a few years ago.

patriotic wreath
red vintage tricycle with patriotic decor
patriotic banner on greenhouse

Patriotic banners and wreaths are a great 4th of July decor item.

outdoor patriotic greenhouse ideas

outdoor patriotic tablescape ideas

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.

outdoor patriotic tablescape ideas
denim pockets with bandana stars

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.

denim pockets with silverware

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.

outdoor patriotic tablescape ideas

It’s amazing how you can use bright and colorful fruit to brighten up a 4th of July patriotic table.

watermelon on the table

Watermelon has got to be the classic summer fruit. And it looks pretty great on the table.

strawberry water

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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outdoor patriotic tablescape ideas

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
patriotic pinwheels

The pinwheels are a great touch and fun to watch when the wind picks up a bit.

patriotic straws and flag in glass jars
outdoors patriotic tablescape ideas

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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  1. Hi Kim,
    I love all of your 4th of July decorations and activities. For me, the 4th of July is such a fun time of year. Everyone is outside parading or eating and drinking. Thank you for all of your ideas.

    1. Thank you so much, Marian! I agree, it is such a fun and festive holiday. I love hosting a parade party every year.

  2. Kim, your shed decorated for the 4th is just gorgeous! And your pretty tablescape is perfect for hosting guests for breakfast. I love small-town celebrations. It’s one of the things that I love most about the holiday, too. And how fun that you get a front-row seat to the parade. I hope you have a fabulous celebration this year!

    1. I never ever thought I would move to a place where a hometown parade would go down my street every 4th of July. It’s so fun to have that small-town feeling still around. Thank you for the kind words, my friend.

  3. Kim, there is something extra special about small town July 4th celebrations. Just when you think the world is going to the dogs, then real life in real towns contradicts all the garbage we hear in the news. We, too, have a sweet and homespun July 4th parade in front of the small street by our cabin in the mountains. It is so fun and patriotic and what true America represents! Thank you so much for sharing. Love the fact that everyone gathers at your place for the parade. I may try and make those patriotic sunflowers….they are adorable.

    1. It really is such a great day and you’re right. I’m so glad we are able to hang onto at least a few things like small-town parades so we can forget about the craziness out there for even a few hours. I’m glad you have some fun festivities of your own up at the cabin. Let me know how the patriotic sunflowers go. I would really love to make a few more. These are really tired. But they are the cutest!

  4. Love the small town charm of your celebration; it looks so fun! Your greenhouse is adorable all gussied up with red, white, and blue. What a special day! We’ll be in Juneau for the 4th this year:)

  5. Kim the 4th looks like so much fun at your house. What a fun day and I love how everyone gathers at your house for the parade. Your table is darling, and I can’t sew either. Lovely inspiration!

    1. I can’t tell you how happy I am that there is another blogger that doesn’t know how to sew Kelly. I just think of all the things I could do if I knew how, but I am too old to learn. I’ll just stick to gardening! Thank you for the kind words.

  6. I can see why it’s your favorite holiday. Brought back wonderful memories when we’d decorate the golf cart and join in that parade. The kids loved throwing out candy and honking the horn. Loved all of your decor and table too. And oh my golly, I’ve never seen sunflowers like that! Love them and they look fantastic with the rest of your shed. Happy summer Kim.

    1. Happy summer Cindy! I want a golf cart so I can be in the parade next year! And you could come over and we’ll be in it together. How fun would that be????

  7. I love seeing your community celebrations and all the gorgeous tablescapes, decor and fun party ideas. Your greenhouse is always a standout no matter the season or holiday. I’ve pinned it all for patriotic inspiration and ideas. I’m looking forward to see how you all celebrate this year. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. You are so sweet Debra. Thank you for pinning and for all the wonderful compliments. I really do appreciate it.

  8. How much fun is that to have a parade so close to your house, Kim! It’s such a sweet and thoughtful idea for you to invite everyone over for breakfast. I love the festive way you decorated your garden shed and how inviting the table looks too. Big hugs and happy celebrating, CoCo

  9. I want to come to your house (and potting shed) for the Fourth! Kim there is so much beauty and happiness in this post it just lifted my spirits to see some happy people and good fun times! Of course all of your decor, flowers and gardens are jaw dropping. It should all be in a magazine…wait… it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Those sunflowers! Do you have a tutorial! I want some!

    Amazing post!

    1. I would love to have you come for the 4th Amber. What a party we would have. I bought those sunflowers but they are looking tired. I will have to figure out how to make more and share them with you all that love them so much.

  10. Kim the greenhouse looks so pretty all decked out in red white and blue. The parade looks like so much fun! I want to come!!!

    1. You know that you are invited any time. We would have a pretty great time parading down the street, wouldn’t we? We could throw seeds to everyone instead of candy.

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