11 Festive (and Easy) July 4th Decor Ideas
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.
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?
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.
3. STRING A FLAG GARLAND ACROSS YOUR DECK
It isn’t July without some tea-stained flag paraphernalia, guys.
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.
6. HANG A SUMMER WREATH (OR TWO)
A totally festive and totally season-appropriate summer wreath.
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.
8. HANG A BUNTING ON YOUR PORCH
An oldie, but a goodie. (MeeMaw would be proud.)
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.
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?
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.