SIX 4th of July Party Decoration Ideas

If you’re having a gathering for the patriot holiday, we have several 4th of July party decoration ideas for you to try. These are quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to decorate your home and/or backyard in patriotic style. The best part is these ideas use supplies and materials you most likely already have in your home. 

Six 4th of July Party Decoration Ideas

The ideas below are sure to inspire you and get you ready for the red, white, and blue holiday season. 

Mason Jar Utensil Holders

You don’t need mason jars specifically, per se, as any kind of glass jar will do. Give them a quick upscale by wrapping twine around the neck part. No need to add anything extra because you can let the utensils do the rest of the decorating.

In lieu of the colors red, white, and blue – go for plastic utensils of these colors. You can also use one of the jars for holding napkins and another jar for holding straws. During this time of year, you’ll most likely be able to find napkins and straws with patriotic designs like stars and stripes.

Red, White, and Blue Tablescape (or Table Spread)

To create an eye-catching tablescape or table spread, grab red, white, and blue plastic table covers. Cover the table completely with the blue cover and use the red and white ones as “stripes.” To get this look, fold the red and white ones lengthwise until you get the thickness you like.

Lay them in the center of the table and continue decorating with other table decor and the food. Wired patriotic garland and balloon weights make perfect table decor that won’t take up much space.

Patriotic Yard Decor

The Dollar Tree will have a plethora of 4th of July themed yard decor. Depending on what your store carries specifically, you may be able to find patriotic gnome yard stakes, red, white, and blue flower garden stakes, and/or patriotic garden pinwheels. 

4th of July Balloon Display

Decorating with a variety of balloons has been an increasingly popular way to decorate for any type of party or get-together. This is an inexpensive way to create a professional-looking setup. Not to mention, you can also get pretty creative too.

Using a package of red, white, and blue balloons, blow them up in a variety of sizes. Attach them to a string or piece of twine, which can then be hung from trees, porches, or a stand of some sort. To create a backdrop for pictures, consider attaching them to a table cover.

Decor for Guests

It’s always fun having people over and even more, fun showering them with cute patriot-themed party gifts. The best part about party gifts is they can double as decor. If you plan to have tables for seating, consider decorating each space with something guests can take with them. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Patriotic flower leis
  • Patriotic fashion scarves
  • Red, white, and blue metallic necklaces
  • Novelty 4th of July sunglasses

These can all be found at the Dollar Store.

Patriotic Wall Signs and Hanging Decor

Easily upscale your indoor party space with 4th of July-inspired wall signs and hanging decor. You can purchase these at the Dollar Store or have your kids make some posters. If you have military family members, consider adding their picture and branch of service as part of the decor as well.

Another wall decor hack is to use red, white, and blue table covers as decorations. Cut slits into them to make them look flowy and/or tie knots along the cut strips to create texture.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully these 4th of July party decoration ideas will inspire you to create a space you and your guests will love. Don’t forget to add patriotic-themed food such as star-shaped cookies, blue punch, and yummy finger foods. Oh, and the fireworks! What’s a party without a few things that go boom? What are your plans for the patriotic holiday? Feel free to share your decor (and recipe) ideas with us in the comments below!

Psst… if you’d like to make a wreath as part of your decor, here’s a tutorial on making a curly deco mesh wreath.  

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