Red, White and Blue: 4th of July Ideas

The 4th of July is just days away and we’re getting set to celebrate.  If your picnic or party details are pretty much in place, but you’re just looking for a few last minute ideas, we’ve got some for you.

Let’s get started!

1. Mason jar flag.

Red, white and blue flag mason jars are a perfect way to keep your silverware easily accessible, and adorably displayed. It All Started with Paint gives you the easy tutorial here.

mason-jar-flags-red-white-blue-painted-distressed

2. DIY drink covers.

Keep bugs from doing the backstroke in your favorite 4th of July beverage with simple DIY drink covers.

Lay a cupcake liner inside-up on a surface, center the glass on top, and use your finger to crease the shape of the rim into the liner. Set the glass right side up, set the cupcake liner on top and pop a straw in. (TIP: I made a very small slice with a knife to get the straw started, then it did the rest.)

4th of July DIY drink covers made from cupcake liners.  Such a cute idea!

3.  Red, white, and blue fruit cups.

Natalie originally made these for the bridal shower, but if you substitute blueberries for blackberries and replace the pic with a miniature flag, you’ll have the perfect last minute 4th of July treat!

To make: Use a small rubber spatula to artfully spread a dollop of homemade whipped cream on one side of a small plastic cup. Add blueberries and raspberries. The decorative pick (or miniature flag) looks cute and is the only utensil needed for this quick summer treat.

4th of July ideas: red, white, and blue fruit cups with homemade whip cream

4. Natural centerpiece.

It’s blooming season for hydrangeas, and they’re an easy way to add a natural element to your 4th of July table. Decorate a vase in red, white, and blue (Good Housekeeping tells you how here) or just place flowers in a regular vase and pop in a miniature flag for an accent.

All-white flowers like hydrangeas seem instantly all-American when presented in a vase that evokes the stars and stripes. Measure the vase's circumference, then cut lengths of patriotic ribbon to size. Attach with double-sided tape to cover the vase.

5.  Balloon flag.

Love this 4th of July balloon flag by Ella Claire’s Inspired!  She gives you the details on how she did it here.

Patriotic Balloon Flag for 4th of July or Memorial Day

6. Flag napkin rings.

Add a patriotic flair to your table setting with flag napkin rings.

7. Bug and burn-free zone.

Decorate a small bucket or basket and fill it with small, but important, conveniences like bug spray and sunscreen to make it convenient for guests to stay bite and burn free. (great tip Audra!)

4th of July ideas: Keep a bucket or basket filled with sunscreen and bug spray convenient for guests

Are you ready for the 4th?

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