Well, folks, today marks the first day of my third trimester, and also the first day of the last week of June! You know what that means?! Time for all things 4th of July! (Which, of course, includes some decorating!)
I’ve sorted through all of my patriotic decor, and most of it is up around the house now. I’ve always loved red, white and blue – maybe because July 4th is my mom’s birthday, and my family always celebrates! So when Amelia from LuxeDecor contacted me about a post on decorating for the 4th of July, I was excited for some fresh ideas. You’ll love these!
Summertime is all about family, fun and fireworks. The Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to host a big BBQ or all-night backyard bash. And while the explosive evening light show is often the focus of the day, there are many more inspired ideas for setting the stage for a festive occasion.
Here a few outdoor decorating tips just in time for that sparkly mid-summer soiree full of glowing night skies.
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An innovative holiday hack, taking a cruiser bicycle and making it into a red, blue and white display will instantly add cheer to any airy celebration. Pom poms, miniature American flags and large red stars pinned to a two-wheeler will help set the tone for a boisterous bash. Bonus: a patriotic bike works well for a Fourth of July parade.
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For a low maintenance decorating idea, nothing is better than a few flowers. Red and white carnations, baby’s breath and a few star wands create the perfect Independence Day bouquet. A rustic lantern adds to the country chic vibe of a food filled wooden picnic table.
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For any Fourth of July party to be a success, there has to be plenty of edibles. A dessert table is the ultimate guest pleaser and offers a simple way to show off some patriotic spirit. Red foods like strawberries and licorice work well as pastry buffet nibbles and popsicles, cupcakes and stars and stripes colored candy are always a winner.
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For a clever and cutesy idea for decorating for the Fourth, give the grass the star spangled treatment. Stencils and flour is all it takes to give the yard a night sky appearance. Other artistic decorating ideas include using chalk or spray paint to create flags, constellation shapes or rockets.
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Yarn string lights are the perfect addition to a backyard grilling celebration. Hanging lights not only add ambiance but they create soft lighting perfect for late night sky watching. Paper lanterns, fans and flags can also be hung on banisters or tables for an eye-catching decorative statement.
Thanks to Amelia and Amy Spagnola from LuxeDecor for this post! I REALLY need to make some of those string lights! Those would be fabulous for outside OR inside, right?!
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