From bottled drinks to unique sparkler holders, we used red, white and blue in unexpected ways and classic American tunes to get guests in the spirit.

Evite 4th of July Patriotic Decor Ideas

A traditional patriotic color scheme makes the tablescape more festive, and a mixture of disposable tableware and pieces from home more inviting. Blue-rimmed paper plates make cleanup easier and personalized party pails (look at those chalkboard tags!) keep them from blowing away. Woven placemats add a rustic flair to the red and white striped tablecloth. Picnic flatware is a nice alternative to plastic and serves as a weight for star-spangled napkins. When entertaining outdoors, flyaways are inevitable!

Evite 4th of July Patriotic Decor Ideas

There’s nothing more American than apple pie. We updated the classic dessert with a Sweet Land of Liberty topper inspired by “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” song lyrics. Just tape the print-out onto two lollipop sticks and insert into pie for a more festive look.

Evite 4th of July Patriotic Decor Ideas

Wondering what to do with sparklers? We created a holder for them by adding sand to the base of a glass jar and labeling it with more patriotic song lyrics. The result? A sparkler centerpiece that doubles as an extinguisher when lit. Our personalized red tin party pails include DIY “Star-Spangled Confetti Poppers” and pinwheels to keep kids entertained.

Evite 4th of July Patriotic Decor Ideas

Display plastic light-up rings on a star-shaped platter for favors that double as decor. Our clever “Let Freedom Ring” accessories are the perfect patriotic statement piece once the sun goes down!

Whether it’s a block party or picnic, these patriotic decor tips will help you create a more memorable American soiree. Don’t forget to try our red, white and blue berry water recipe, which is a perfect refresher for the occasion.

Start planning your festive fête by sending the Premium Evite invitation below or another one of our 4th of July invitations or Labor Day invitations.

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