It’s easy to put together our patriotic tub for keeping the drinks on ice – and since the decor isn’t permanent, you can change up the design for every holiday and occasion! Try this patriotic tub for your Fourth of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day party.

Evite Patriotic Ice Tub


  • Galvanized ice bucket
  • Cutting board
  • Wax paper
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Pencil
  • Star image
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Ice
  • Kitchen towel
  • Red, white, and blue Jones Soda

Evite Patriotic Ice Tub

Step 1: Place a cutting board or safe cutting surface on a table, cover with wax paper, and then add strips of blue painter’s tape on the top.

Step 2: Print out a picture of a star (we used an image we found online) and trace your star onto the painters tape.

Step 3: Cut out stars using X-ACTO knife.

Step 4: Peel stars off of wax paper and place on ice bucket.

Evite Patriotic Ice Tub
If your ice bucket doesn’t come with a bottle opener attached, we recommend tying a bottle opener to one of the handles with a ribbon so it’s easy for guests to find.  Also, we suggest having a decorative kitchen towel on hand so guests can dry their hands after selecting beverages from the ice bucket.

Evite Patriotic Ice Tub
You can also make a miniature ice bucket with fruit and star ice cubes. The star shapes come courtesy of a novelty tray, and the fruity cubes are the result of adding frozen raspberries and blueberries to the water filled ice tray before freezing.

Start planning your patriotic party with the free Evite invitation below or another of our Memorial Day invitations4th of July invitations, or Labor Day invitations.

Evite fun patriotic invitation

NEXT: For more patriotic party ideas, check out our Memorial Day party guide, or get more Memorial Day party ideas4th of July party ideas and Labor Day party ideas.