Fourth of July Party

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner
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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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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!

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.

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.

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

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.

Fourth of July party ideas & decorations

Fourth of July party ideas & decorations

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

Fourth of July party ideas & decorations

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

Fourth of July party ideas & decorations

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

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