4th of July Party

The 4th of July is a super fun holiday – summer, grilling, fireworks. There are no gifts to buy or cards to send. It’s an easy celebration. But since I love all holidays more than a normal person should, I had to make things a little more complicated for Independence Day and throw together a 4th of July party with decorations. All because I found cute plates at HomeGoods that I HAD to use. For real.

So I came up with some red, white and blue party ideas and styled a simple celebration. Take a look!

usa balloons

These USA letter balloons from Target are my favorite. I love balloons and these are the perfect backdrop for a 4th of July photo shoot or party.

outdoor 4th of july party

I set up our 4th of July party at my parents’ shore house in the backyard. The sun was high in the sky, which meant taking photos of the decorations was a challenge and plenty of deodorant and sunscreen were needed.

4th of july party tablescape

4th of july table setting

Hey look – there are those plates that captured my heart! I think it was the silver scallop edge that really sold me.

The paper cups and napkins are from Five Below. I put a Twizzlers red, white and blue pull ‘n’ peel candy in each cup for guests to fill up with the other holiday candy treats.

4th of july candy

4th of july party drink

These cute straws are actually a find from years ago at Target.

4th of july banners and lanterns

This banner and garland set was the perfect patriotic wall decor for the party area (another find from Meri Meri on Amazon). I tossed some star balloon lanterns on the ground – so easy to do, but makes a party so festive.

4th of july banners

4th of july party usa

A fast and simple idea for your 4th of July celebration – red, white and blue fruit kabobs! Just alternate marshmallows, strawberries and blueberries on skewers.

4th of july fruit kabobs

4th of july party and banners

Check out the cute flag table runner from Target!

I quickly decorated a cake with red, white and blue sprinkles and light blue sixlets candy, but you can find another easy 4th of July cake decorating idea here.

4th of july sprinkle cake

outdoor 4th of july party table

4th of july cake

Giant USA balloons

4th of july table candy

4th of july party treats

USA balloons and party table

4th of july tablescape

Have fun on your holiday weekend! xoxo

 

 

 

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