The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Wait until you see these simple and beautiful outdoor patriotic celebration ideas.
It’s summer! Finally! YAY!!!
Summer is my absolute favorite season.
Well, besides Christmas. That’s a season right?! You know the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year NOT winter but Christmas. Because that’s a pretty fun time of the year too.
Okay now that we got that settled…let’s get back to summer and celebrations!
Summertime is a great time to host a party and since it’s almost July 4th, a patriotic theme is a perfect way to celebrate.
We’re joining our blogging friends again this month to bring you some beautiful patriotic celebration and dinner party ideas you’re going to LOVE!!
It’s been so fun decorating new tablescapes and creating a different menu every month.
Have you been following along each month?
Here is a list of our previous tablescape ideas we’ve done with our friends (just click the link for inspiration):
- Galentine’s Day Brunch
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Neutral Spring Table
- Colorful Outdoor Fiesta
- Summer Dinner Party
Be sure to come back Saturday to check out our summer-inspired menu. Our recipes include everything you need to throw a spectacular get-together…drinks, appetizers, side dishes, main entrees, and desserts!
If you’re visiting us from our friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs or if you’re new to our blog, Welcome!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
We’re AnnMarie (wearing blue) and Anne (wearing red), the two moms behind this blog.
We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decorating, recipes, diy projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).
You can read more about us here.
So enough about us…let’s get talk more about this month’s theme… a super fun Patriotic dinner party!
Outdoor Patriotic Celebration Ideas
Here in the south, when the weather is warm, we love to entertain outdoors!
So, when planning our dinner party to celebrate the Fourth of July, I immediately knew I was going to take it outside on our back deck.
But don’t worry…I’ve also shared some awesome ideas for inside your home too!
Check out my other posts with tips to decorate your home for July 4th, including a simple patriotic summer fireplace, and even a fun Americana-themed tiered tray!
Last year I bought new cushions and they just happened to be blue so they coordinate perfectly with an American themed tablescape.
I grabbed a couple of pillow covers from Hobby Lobby at 50% off to add even more comfort to the two chairs at the head table.
Aren’t they great?
I love the denim and white stripes with the natural jute piped border.
And they’re neutral enough to use on the deck all summer long!
Americana Themed Centerpiece
The first step in styling my outdoor patriotic tablescape was to create a centerpiece.
The 5 large American flags in a white enamel vase are the star of this patriotic centerpiece and super fun for celebrating America on July 4th.
Another Hobby Lobby find was the red metal candle lantern and since it was 50% off I only spent $12 on it. Score!
I never pay full price for anything at that store…do you? Sales items rotate weekly so try to shop for the things you need while they are at a discount.
Although I usually don’t decorate with red, I can totally use the lantern at Christmastime.
A glass vase filled with fresh cut hydrangea from my backyard adds a beautiful floral element to the outdoor dining table.
And I just love how the washed skinny linen table runners look weaved through the centerpiece. I borrowed 2 of them from Anne but I think I may need a few for myself.
The skinny table runners are super versatile and add so much texture to a tablescape or anywhere you want to use one or even two.
If you’re interested in getting one check out our friend Diane’s store here.
Since our patriotic dinner party will be in the early evening a candle lantern on the table and another nearby provide pretty ambient lighting.
I’m thinking some string lights may look really amazing hung above the table.
What do you think?
Beautiful Neutral Placesettings
Since the color scheme was red, white, and blue I used the classic striped cloth napkins I bought for my lemon-inspired summer tablescape last month.
I borrowed Anne’s DIY twine napkin rings since I didn’t have anything that coordinated.
Think I may need to make some of these napkin rings…they are so fun!
And I also snagged the lighter-colored jute placemats from Anne too. They are a bit smaller than my seagrass chargers and fit better on the table outside.
When setting the table I relied on my everyday dishes & silverware again this month.
Boy am I glad I have these neutral plates from Pottery Barn to use for our virtual dinner parties.
Although it could be fun to change it up and get different colors or patterns…I do like the idea of using the same white dishes.
I think that helps you see how easy it is to change up the look of your tablescape with every season or holiday or even theme using your regular everyday dinnerware.
I used the neutral jute rings and placed the napkins on top of the dishes this time.
This is a simple and classic look for any season or tablescape theme.
Recently I’ve been folding the napkin and placing it between the plates then using the top plate as a place to further decorate the tablescape within the theme.
Check out this creative idea we did as a plate topper!
Patriotic Dinner Party Food
Now that my table is finished, I’m ready for hours of chatting with good friends enjoying great food!
Do you see that sneak peek of Anne’s delicious cocktail recipe she’s sharing on Saturday in that last photo?
Be sure to come back and check out the entire patriotic summer menu!
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More Summer Dinner Party Table Ideas from Our Friends
Our patriotic tablescape tour continues with our friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse.
You’re going to just love her ideas and pretty farmhouse next to a pond!
Then Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shares her beautiful outdoor table set to celebrate the Fourth of July under her gazebo.
And just wait until you see her amazing gardens!
Next, Jen from Midwest Life and Style styled a stunning table set to celebrate America.
She shares some great tips so check her blog out!
And we finish up our tour with Michele from Vintage Home Designs who perfectly displays her love of vintage finds in a gorgeous red, white, and blue tablescape.
You must read all about her budget friendly ideas!
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!
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