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Hooray! It’s America’s birthday. You’ve got your food spread planned and your thoroughly non-tacky outfit all picked out. But, wait—don’t our forefathers deserve a little pomp and circumstance on the decor front, too? Here, 11 easy ways to spruce up your July 4th celebrations.

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1. GARNISH YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Happy Fourth! We hereby grant you permission to tie a star-spangled bow around the lip of your flower vases. And while you’re at it, why not stick some festive party picks in your blooms?

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2. MAKE RED, WHITE AND BLUE ICE CUBES

Hot tip: Pop some blueberries and raspberries into your ice tray to give your drinks a pretty, patriotic pop.

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3. STRING A FLAG GARLAND ACROSS YOUR DECK

It isn’t July without some tea-stained flag paraphernalia, guys.

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4. DRESS UP YOUR DRINKS TRAY

Fact: Fourth of July cocktails just look snazzier in trays. And for this holiday, may we suggest lining said tray with a flag bandanna or striped tea towel? Charmed, we’re sure.

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5. FESTOON YOUR NAPKINS

Step 1) Pull out your most seasonally appropriate napkins (hey there, blue and red ginghams.) Step 2) Cinch them with a patriotic ribbon. S’cute.

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6. HANG A SUMMER WREATH (OR TWO)

A totally festive and totally season-appropriate summer wreath.

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7. KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH LINENS

If your holiday decor style is “less is more,” consider simply fanning out some Fourth-themed napkins on your buffet table—for just a touch of kitsch.

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8. HANG A BUNTING ON YOUR PORCH

An oldie, but a goodie. (MeeMaw would be proud.)

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9. SET UP A PATRIOTIC MINIBAR

Chic ice bucket? Check. Americana-themed glassware? Check, check. Enough chilled wine to inebriate a small army? Check, check, check.

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10. DECORATE YOUR FOOD

If your cupcake/slider/pig in a blanket doesn’t have a flag toothpick in it…is it even Independence Day?

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11. DECORATE *WITH* YOUR FOOD

Thematic baked goods aren’t just for Christmastime. Have the whole fam get in on decorating patriotic sugar cookies, then display them tabletop for tons of charm and color.

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