Fourth of July: A Party for the Stars (and Stripes)

Chelsea Pellegrino


3 cheers for the red, white and blue! Whether it's by the pool, with a picnic or just a traditional barbeque bash, the 4th of July is a day for celebrating! Pay homage to the country we love by throwing a party in America’s honor. Here are some décor, food and entertainment ideas to get you started, but you can always find more inspiration on our Pinterest board.

Patriotic Invites

We the people declare that you should skip the e-card and go with the traditional paper invitation; after all, we are celebrating history here. We love this one from the Partymonkey Etsy shop:

fourth of july party invitations in chalk text

Photo credit: Partymonkey

Festive Food

There's no shortage of red, white and blue recipes that are perfect for the 4th. Here are some of our favorites:

Photo credit: The Better Mom

red white and blue food recipe, brie and berry pizza  red white and blue food recipe, cinnamon chips and fruit salsa

Photo credit: Brie and berry pizza- Half Baked Harvest; Cinnamon stars & fruit salsa-B Inspired Mama

red white and blue food recipe, graham cracker ice cream sandwich

Photo credit: Plain Vanilla Mom

Yankee Doodle Decor

Ok, so the color scheme is a no brainer- but check out these other cute decorating ideas:

july 4th decoration ideas-American flag painted mason jars

Photo credit: Mason Jar Crafts Love


Photo credit: Drink labels- GraceWarrenDesigns Etsy shop; Baseball centerpiece- Serendipity Refined

july 4th decor ideas, DIY serving tray with buttons  july 4th decoration ideas-table with red white and blue settings

Photo credit: Button tray- Crafts UnleashedTable setting- Redbook Mag

Star Spangled Entertainment

It's not a party without a little something extra. Here are some vendor ideas that will outshine even the brightest fireworks:

  • Food truck- put your menu on wheels for an unconventional twist
  • Country band- because nothing says 'Merica like a good Garth Brooks cover
  • Bounce house- to keep the kids occupied
  • Bartender- to keep the adults occupied

You're now perfectly equipped to plan the best patriotic party in town!

*Main photo of the adorable (and printable) drink labels from Etsy shop GraceWarrenDesigns