Whether you head to purple mountain majesties or the shores of the shining sea, celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave with these patriotic picnic ideas by Poppy & Blush for Evite Gatherings. Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or just a random, all-American picnic, this red, white, and blue palette, classic menu, and gathering of good friends and family make a more perfect union hard to imagine.
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Patriotic colors plus a touch of metal and wood are a great place to start.
Where better to honor the land we love than outside? This sunny seaside setting makes a natural spot for a leisurely picnic.
Strawberries, blueberries, and star fruit flavor chilled water, while a tiered stand shows off snacks and dessert.
Display a pretty patriotic punch in a clear drink dispenser next to bright blue covered tumblers (both shown here are from Aladdin’s Mason collection). Red-and-white-striped straws make festive sippers. Add a jar or vase of sparklers with a “light up the night” label to fire up the festivities after dark.
Red-and-white-print fabric makes a fun, festive cover for cutout-lid snack jars — and keeps goodies in and bugs and dirt out.
Snacks such as peanuts or Chex mix (check out our special recipe) pack up neatly in individual jars — no muss, no fuss. A USA map serving tray makes a sturdy patriotic plate.
Pair Kettle Chips with burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese for an all-American (and seriously satisfying) meal.
A cute condiment bar is the perfect accompaniment to burgers, while store-bought squeeze bottles are ideal to top dogs.
Berries in white baskets reinforce the color scheme — and taste sensational at the height of summer ripeness. Serve them on skewers for no-hands eating.
Layer single-serving strawberry shortcakes in Mason jars, then offer each treat with its own utensil to make it truly grab-and-go — sweet!
Finally, is there any dessert as American as individual apple pies? Happy Birthday, USA!