24 Jun

Amazing Vintage Style Fourth of July Party

watermelon star skewers

Attention: vintage loving, summer swooning, patriotic party people! Lia Griffith is sharing some seriously amazing, creative ideas for a Vintage Fourth of July Party! I love the charming, rustic feel of the ripped fabric garland, crates, and classic American treats… so who else is craving watermelon now? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– DIY felt pinwheels, crepe paper sparklers, and fabric windsocks
– Vintage inspired 4th of July printables + Stripey straws embellished with mini pinwheels
– Berry Pies, Strawberry Lemonade and Star shaped Watermelon Pops
– Vintage hot dog caddy with patterned paper hot dog wraps & gingham jarred ketchup

vintage 4th of July tablescape

vintage fourth of july

4th of July invitation

patriotic drink station

4th of July hot dogs

vintage 4th of july picnic party

caramel corn paper cones

diy felt pinwheels, windsocks, and sparklers

vintage july 4th party

backyard vintage 4th of july party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Lia

The theme for this party is a vintage Fourth of July. The food includes an array of American favorites like hot dogs and caramel corn. Lisa and I wanted to have the decorations be DIY projects that anyone can make. We will be posting full photo tutorials for 6 of these projects on my blog and would love to share these with you as well.


Cheescake in a Jar: I am Baker
 Caramel Apple Lattice Pie Cookies: The Frugal Female
– Blueberry & Strawberry Mini Pies: Adventuress Heart


Felt & Paper Pinwheels
– Paper Medallions
Fabric Windsocks
Felt Strawberries
– Fabric & Lace Garland
– Kraft Paper Chip or Snack Pouch
– Star Confetti Packets
– Crepe Paper & Tissue Sparklers
– Mini Pennant Garland



– Party styling, photography, invitation & paper printables: Lia Griffith
– Party styling, DIY projects, candy kebabs and homemade desserts: Lisa Frank
– Fabric: fabric.com
– Craft felt, dowels, flat skewers and cardstock: Michaels
– Strawberry template: PaperScrapz 

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Lisa Frank SAYS:

HWTM Team,

Thank you so much for featuring this party I styled and crafted with Lia Griffith! It was a labor of love, but oh-so-worth-it. There were so many fun hand-crafted details and I’m thrilled to share them with everyone on liagriffith.com. Last week she posted the tutorial for the kraft paper chip pouches, too.

My own family celebrates the 4th of July at my parents’ house outside of Portland, OR each year by watching + participating in a classic small-town parade filled with homemade floats, vintage cars, kids on decorated bikes, and the 4-H club on horseback. Kids on floats throw candy into the crowd, we top off the day with a BBQ and fireworks, and it’s a perfect way to celebrate our country. We created this party to evoke that homemade, old-fashioned spirit. I hope this party inspires people to celebrate with their family and friends in style, too! :)

Thanks again!
Lisa Frank

Reply June 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

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