Pie eating contests, potato sack races, corn-on-the-cob, and a bevy of red white and blue…this “down home”, Americana Style Block Party looks like an absolute blast… and absolutely everything that an Independence Day celebration should be!
Dreamed up and styled by Abigail of Paper & Cake, you’ll find so many wonderfully festive details in the images below… from patriotic pinwheels and striped red velvet cake push pops to grosgrain napkin rings and bottle labels reading “This Land is Your Land“. And what Americana celebration would be complete without PIE? This one is serving up everything from Pecan to Peaches & Cream!
Want to follow Abigail’s lead for your own 4th of July celebration? This entire printable party collection (plus the red bandanas, napkin rings, & more) is available right here at Social Couture – and HWTM readers get 10% off their entire order at SC with the discount code HWTM.
Read on for LOTS more inspiring images (as captured by Missy Marie Photography) plus all the creative party details…
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Abigail….
“This Red, White and Blue Party was inspired by my own sense of community – my dream of supporting an old fashioned, down home block party, where we could all come together and share food, company and connection. I wanted to showcase Americana in the spirit of Independence Day by taking vintage items from my daily life, and using them as a backdrop for the party. The 1950s era white and red metal dining table, for example, has been a part of my own history, and that of my parents, for as long as I can remember. The small blue cabinet (displaying fruits and popcorn), was built by my great great grandfather and has been passed from mother to daughter for over 100 years.
When deciding on food and sweets, make it easy on yourself. We purchased rustic handmade pizzas from our local Whole Foods to pair with premade salad, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and of course hot dogs (for the kids). Snacks were also a snap with fresh fruit served in old fashioned ice cream glasses and boxes of popcorn (always a crowd pleaser).
Setting up comfy areas to relax and have fun can be as easy as throwing a blanket or two out on the lawn. Old fashioned board games or fun group competitions will be a fresh alternative to the tv and video games the kids may be accustomed to. Make sure to set out plenty of flags, pinwheels or pom poms to cheer on passing impromptu parades.
The women collaborating on this event, all brought their strengths to the table. The shining talents of Lisa from Social Couture, Robyn of Porch Pies, Kristin of Meringue Bakeshop and Missy of Missy Marie Photography, all fell into place creating not only a party to remember, but one then to share with friends who might be inspired to gather their own friends and neighbors for their own Block Party.”
– Event Styling & Party Printables: Paper & Cake
– Party Supplies, Tableware & Decorations: Social Couture
– Photography: Missy Marie Photography
– Pies: Porch Pies
– Push cakes & Cupcakes: Meringue Bakeshop