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ABOUT THE THEME

Coloring a party with red, white and blue isn't just for the 4th of July. Host an American-themed event for a summer weekend cookout or to kick off a viewing party for the Olympics. Celebrate all things patriotic with a red, white and blue color scheme, star decorations, a bonfire, country music and domestic brews.

VIBE: Laid-Back

ALTERNATIVE THEMES: Tailgate


Entertainment

COUNTRY BAND

Add a country band into the mix for extra fun. Country can range from a more folk or bluegrass sound to pop hit covers à la Luke Bryan or Miranda Lambert.

Vidar Nordli Mathisen; Unsplash

Entertainment

DOLLY PARTON IMPERSONATOR

Dolly Parton is one of America’s biggest country music sweethearts. This legendary singer-songwriter charmed generations en masse and her hits bring everyone together.

IDS.photos; Flickr

Venue Settings

PUB

Throw your bash in a venue that has all the space and bar necessities you might need.

Maia Eli; Unsplash

Food

BBQ

Keep the food casual with cookout classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and veggies.


Jonas Jacobsson; Unsplash

Beverage

VODKA LEMONADE

Celebrating during warm summer months? You’ll need more than beer to fight the heat. Designate this frozen treat as the signature sip. (Pro tip: Leave out the vodka, grenadine and curaçao for a nonalcoholic option.)

Courtesy of Minibar Delivery

Creative Detail

RED, WHITE AND BLUE DÉCOR

This one is obvious, but must be said. Go all out with red, white and blue decorations ranging from tissue paper pom-poms to pinwheels.

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