Fourth of July Party

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Fourth of July just might be my favorite holiday to decorate for. I love the patriotic colors that lend well to outdoor gatherings. I added a hint of nautical to this early evening Fourth of July party.
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I filled my nautical rope vases pulled from the guest suite, with miniature flags and hydrangea.
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I also removed flags from their poles and adhered them to the outside of small vases to create simple illuminated flag vases. To keep bugs at bay, use a citronella candle.
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Berry baskets {saved from our recent berry picking adventure} were used to serve fresh fruit.
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Navy and white striped towels in a towel holder.
An American Flag sticking out of a small potted plant.
Red themed punch with a bottle of wine next to it and an American Flag in the background.

I used a small galvanized bucket to keep white wine chilled. I placed silverware rolled in blue striped bar towels in my galvanized beverage carrier. I prefer using these to traditional linens because they are so soft and don’t require ironing!

Navy and white striped towels in a towel holder.

Of course a flag served as a backdrop. When the guest room is not in use, I pull the sideboard from the guest bedroom to use as a beverage bar for our patio parties.

A mini Fourth of July themed bar, with red punch, white and navy striped towels, and an American Flag hanging above it.
A mini Fourth of July themed bar, with red punch, white and navy striped towels, and an American Flag hanging above it.

Easy party ideas for Fourth of July celebrations. All of the essentials needed for a simple, beautiful and elegant 4th of July party.

Simple Ideas For The Perfect 4th of July Party

A friend of mine, Ali, has neighbor nights outside of her building, where each Tuesday they have dinner & drinks under the stars. I love the idea of getting together on a regular basis, & would love to host something similar someday. For now, our neighbor nights are even more casual & sporadic. They generally begin with the kids playing outside & everyone gathering around. An impromptu porch party! With the Fourth of July just weeks away, I put together Fourth of July ideas that require little effort.

A close up of a window decoration, with a layered red, blue, and burlap decoration hanging from the top of the window.

How to Get Ready for A Fourth of July Porch Party

I have always wanted to hang flag swags from Memorial Day to the 4th of July! This Spring, we painted our house & they fit the traditional aesthetic I had always hoped for!

easy and beautiful ideas for a 4th of July party

Fourth of July decorations

I snipped the few of the first hydrangea blooms we’ve had this year in perfect blue.

A window decoration, with a layered red, blue, and burlap decoration hanging from the top of the window. White chairs and a white table sit below.

A window decoration, with a layered red, blue, and burlap decoration hanging from the top of the window. White chairs and a white table sit below.

easy and beautiful ideas for the 4th of july

The Best Fourth of July Decorations

I found miniature American flags for just 25 cents each & covered bottles using hot glue. Each took about 10 seconds.

Fourth of July party ideas

4th of July party ideas & decorations

A window decoration, with a layered red, blue, and burlap decoration hanging from the top of the window. White chairs and a white table sit below.

Where to Find More Summer Dessert Recipes

I made one of my sister’s favorite summer recipes from my mom – we’re not exactly sure what she called it, but I’m deeming it Berry Lemon Pie. It’s light & refreshing for summer & can be frozen until you’re ready to serve on a whim!

When it’s time for after dessert drinks, try serving up my favorite skinny margarita. Its the perfect low-calorie cocktail that might just save enough calories to justify an extra dessert 😉

Lemon Berry Pie - refreshing summer dessert recipe

A window decoration, with a layered red, blue, and burlap decoration hanging from the top of the window. White chairs and a white table sit below.

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I hope you enjoy a beautiful 4th of July with your family and friends!

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