July 4th / Patriotic


Not only is this “Tractorcade” Birthday Party – which Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats created for her adorable son – super cute & creative for any time of year… it also features a fabulous red, white, & blue color palette that’s perfectly timed for 4th of July party inspiration at this particular time of […]

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Why does it already feel like the summer is flying by?! 4th of July will be here before we know it, and if you’re extra-pressed for time this year, but still want to add some fun & creativity to your get-together, here are 3 super quick/easy/affordable ideas that will help bring the Independence Day spirit […]

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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 […]

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With both Memorial Day and July 4th both coming up soon, we’re definitely in the mood for Red, White, and Blue! And this amazing pinwheel-adorned Americana party by Anders Ruff Custom Designs {which also features lots of their talented friends} is absolutely overflowing with fabulous patriotic inspiration! From adorable themed red, white, and blue treats […]

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In celebration of Independence Day, here are a few more free printables that coordinate with the Patriotic Drink Parasols posted earlier – including 2 party signs for the food & beverage tables and a set of 6 place cards/labels). Below you’ll also find a few shots of these printables in use at a party (but […]

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If you’re on the lookout for some fun ideas for your 4th of July parties this weekend, here are some new free party printables for you! I decided to create a more traditional red, white, & blue version of the printable drink parasols from our Color Your Summer party theme. Here they are… (The original […]

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Amanda from Joy Ever After sent over this festive 4th of July table setting – aptly titled “Patriotic Shortcake“. I love the simplicity of this pretty table design – not to mention the adorable pinwheel drink accents (!) – and thought it might help to get you in the mood for July 4th celebrations this […]

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Can you believe that 4th of July is already coming up this weekend?! If you’re on the lookout for some creative ideas for an Independence Day party – or for a nautically themed summer bash – check out this fun Crab Shack Birthday Party by Kim of TomKat Studio! Festive party details included a life […]

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Full details for the new Color Your Summer party theme are now up! Click here to check them out… Along with colorful ideas for table settings, centerpieces, and food & drink presentation, you’ll find free downloadable printables for all of the drink parasols, place cards and framed signs used in this theme. This theme is […]

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If you’re looking for some last-minute party ideas for your 4th of July celebrations, Angela from Fantasy Celebrations just uploaded a sneak peek of the patriotic table settings for a client brunch she’s styling this weekend – and the gallery is full of fabulous DIY inspiration! There are 2 different red, white, and blue table […]

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Ready to say “Cheers!” to the Red, White and Blue this weekend? Me too! If you’re on the lookout for some festive signature drink ideas for your 4th of July party, check out these fun, patriotic cocktail recipes blogged over at Real Simple today. (Tip: to give all-red drinks a more patriotic look, simply garnish […]

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While working on the 4th of July dessert roundups this year, it quickly became clear that Martha deserved a post all to herself! There were just too many great ideas to choose from in her Red, White, and Blue Desserts gallery…here are 8 of my personal fav’s: Pictured at at top: Individual Red, White, and […]

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Looking for some patriotic treats to serve up this weekend? Check out these colorful, berry-licious ideas from ’round the web! Pictured at top: fresh & healthy Red, White, and Blue Parfaits, Berry-Lemon Napolean featuring lucious lemon filling & flaky pastry, and Cinnamon Candied Apples displayed on tray of blueberries – all from BHG.com.

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Because Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day all fall in or near summer, these holidays offer a great opportunity to incorporate beach-inspired elements into your party decor. You can really use any type of party theme you want for Labor Day in particular, but patriotic or all-white themes seem to be the most popular, […]

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What are you guys planning to serve on the 4th? These ideas from Everyday with Rachael Ray are looking pretty tasty to me! {clockwise form left} Mango-Ginger Mocktails, Balsamic Potato and Green Bean Salad, Berry Cakes with Cinnamon Whippped Cream (yum!), Grilled Corn with Parmesean Butter (double yum!). And if you’re on the lookout for […]

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Berries are an easy way to give sweets a patriotic feel! Case in point – festive treats from Martha Stewart’s Red, White, & Blue Desserts gallery… • Red, White, & Blue Parfaits • Red, White, & Blueberry Trifle (This dessert looks so pretty – and store-bought pound cake cuts down your prep time!) • Flag […]

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Vons.com has some great July 4th cocktail (or mocktail) inspiration. I’m especially loving these watermelon stars – simple idea, but super cute! For an unique signature drink idea, check out these Blueberry Limoncellos garnished with a blueberry skewer (or alternate blueberries & raspberries for a patriotic feel), or – even easier – try using frozen […]

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Martha Stewart has tons of great inspiration for 4th of July crafts (of course!) – but these adorable drink parasols look particularly fun! Learn how to make them here .

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Social Couture has a fun Patriotic Party that’s perfect for making decorating & table settings super easy if you’re playing hostess for the 4th! The full Patriotic set comes complete with eco-friendly bamboo tableware, a sparkly red table runner, USA flags, white metal pails, super-cute striped grosgrain napkin rings, and more…or you can buy just […]

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San Diego’s Fox in the Morning news recently invited us to share some tips for stress-free 4th of July entertaining! Here are a few screenshots from part of the segment and some tips to help you spend more time at the party and less time in the kitchen: 1. Don’t feel pressured to make everything […]

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