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How to host a patriotic themed Fourth of July party

Get ready to grab the sparklers and your favorite patriotic desserts because this summer we can officially celebrate in person with friends and family! With an abundance of red, white and blue decor to celebrate America's birthday, get ready to throw a star-spangled banger with these fun tips for an unforgettable celebration.

Incorporate star-spangled party supplies

The best way to dress up your backyard or deck for a patriotic fete while creating a festive scene is to weave in red, white & blue elements throughout your food, decor, and surrounding items. You don't have to break the bank and can also use fun DIY items such as a balloon garland kit for a whimsical feel. Paper fans are another great way to add a pop of whimsy to your party decor.

From your ice bucket with ice filled with frozen blueberries to American flags as your centerpiece, the key is to weave in decor around your space and make it flow throughout, instead of clustered in one area. Have fun transforming your space to celebrate America's birthday, especially with a few items to help elevate your party, such as:

Decorating with:

- Blue and white pillows

- Blue table runner

- American flags

Enhancing your food display:

- Red, white, and blue reusable straws

- Themed napkins (some great finds at Home Goods and Home Sense!)

- Popsicle plates

- Cupcake liners and toppers (you don't have to use these just for cupcakes! Great for kids snack sized bites)

While you certainly don't need every item, pick and choose which items are the focal point. Don't be afraid to play around with the items before you find the perfect positioning! Creating layers is another way to add dimension and intrigue to your party as well, so putting the balloon arch behind a table and having items cascade forward can create a beautiful visual effect.

The details that make your party sparkle

There are so many easy ways to elevate your festivities, especially when adding little details! Cupcake picks aren't just for sweets, they can also be used on your burgers or fruit for an extra patriotic touch. Sequins are another great way to as flair to your centerpiece or weaving in garlands or tassel material into your balloon arch for a firework effect.

Patriotic treats and bites

Food is the star of your party! Making delicious bites is also another way to infuse your patriotic theme into, especially when selecting red, white, or blue ingredients as the focal point of your dish. Below are some ideas for yummy inspiration:

- Strawberries

- Blue berries

- Cherries

- Watermelon

- Arugula salad with berry dressing

- Pasta salad (Home Sense sold red and white flag and star pasta this year!)

- Burgers

- Hot Dogs

- Potato Salad

- Berry pie

- Cherry lime floats


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