A Patriotic 4th of July

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Thank you so much Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio for this amazing patriotic post!

I have always enjoyed 4th of July celebrations, but my love for all thing patriotic has infinitely grown since I’ve had kids! Now I get to share their excitement for fireworks, BBQs, and staying up late for fun with friends and family. And, I am so excited this year because of all of the great products out right now to help you style the perfect Patriotic 4th of July!

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This Patriotic 4th of July is bright and colorful, and it is also budget friendly. Patriotic music to my ears.

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U.S. Toy has such a great selection of patriotic party supplies in stores and available online. I picked out so many fun things you see here: food picks, bandanas, plates and napkins, plus so many fun party favors to keep the kids entertained. (See the full vendor list below.)

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For my table, I covered an old desk with inexpensive fabric and some vintage crates and serving pieces. I chose to serve desserts as an after meal treat, but you could just as easily serve BBQ or a sandwich bar instead of or in addition to pie and ice cream. Serve whatever best suits your needs.

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And while you are thinking about food and drinks, don’t forget about decor. Inexpensive paper decor and banners add punches of color and add style to any display (I have a free download of the banner pictured for you below)!

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A store bought blueberry pie becomes more special with a little decoration like these Fireworks Food Picks. My kids were obsessed with these food picks.

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And these star food picks were fun too! Use them on cupcakes and brownies, or even savory foods like rolls, sandwiches, or stick them in BBQ in a jar.

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A patriotic beverage tub was picked up from Target, stuffed with ice and filled with several flavors of soda and ice cream from Whole Foods.

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Small mason jars of homemade sun tea were also served to provide a selection. I wrapped the jars with patriotic crepe paper rolls from U.S. Toy and then tied with a bit of jute twine.

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Cute American flag plates and napkins were placed in a bandana-lined vintage box, and utensils and paper stripey straws were served to guests in simple bandana-lined mason jars. The inexpensive bandanas add punches of color and interest to ordinary objects that stand in as serving pieces in a pinch.

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These plates and napkins were so festive. I’m pretty sure pie tastes much better on a cute plate!

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I love adding a themed wreath to my front door to welcome guests and give them a hint of what is to come. My friend Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet made me this gorgeous Patriotic Wreath. You can also use  inexpensive American flags from U.S. Toy as decor and place in potted plants on your front and back porch to carry the theme throughout.

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And don’t forget the favors! I always like to grab some things to keep the kids entertained so the adults can chat and relax. Glass jars were filled with American Flags and Patriotic Pinwheels. And, our little guests were encouraged to grab a bag of fun!

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An ordinary lunch bag was stuffed with all kinds of favors—coloring books, crayons, snappers and bottle poppers …

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… Lady Liberty glasses that made the funniest photo ops and because everyone needs some cool shades …

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And four different types of gliders that made this little guy beam!

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It was definitely a fun 4th of July celebration!

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Ready to create your own Patriotic 4th of July celebration? Here is a list of items to inspire you with details on where you can find them, both online and in stores.

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1. Fireworks Food Picks and Red, White & Blue Star Food Picks (in stores) – U.S. Toy
2. Patriotic Beverage Tub (in stores) – Target | 3. Cake Stands – Shop Sweet LuLu
4. Red and Blue Bandanas – U.S. Toy | 5. Flag plates and napkins (in stores) – U.S. Toy
6. Blueberry and Apple Pies (from a local bakery)  – The Upper Crust Bakery
7. Zevia natural soda – sold at Sprouts, Whole Foods and other stores
8. American Flags – U.S. Toy | 9. Patriotic Headbands – U.S. Toy
10. Patriotic Crepe Paper (in stores) – U.S. Toy
11. Red and Blue Stripey Straws and wood utensils – Shop Sweet LuLu
12. Patriotic Pinwheels and other fun party favors – U.S. Toy
13. Mini gold banner made with a flag punch – Amazon.com
14. Patriotic Rosettes and Lanterns (in stores) | Dollar Tree
15. Favor bags made from lunch bags, gold twine and Gold Foil Doilies from Knot & Bow
16. Patriotic Wreath – Sweet Georgia Sweet | 17. Flag Bunting Fabric – Amazon.com
18. Vintage milk glass urns from my collection (available in thrift stores) filled with roses

FREE 4th of July Banner

Click on the links below to download your free printable 4th of July Banner pictured below!

FREE Printable 4th of July Banner | A Patriotic 4th of July by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com  #4thofjuly #patriotic #independenceday #ustoy

Download the {FREE} 4th of July Banner and print on card stock or matte photo paper. Use twine or colorful ribbon to link or tie the flags together.

The little gold banners were made with gold scrap book paper and a flag punch fromAmazon.com.

Hope you have a Patriotic 4th of July!

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