Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July!

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?!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

20 thoughts on “Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July!

  1. These are all amazing! The tables look stunning! I’m in Canada so no 4th party for us but these are all fantastic ideas!

  2. These are all such cute ideas! I have not decorated for Fourth of July and a couple of years now but it would be kind of fun to have a little party in our backyard with all these decorations.

  3. How fun! I have the Granddaughters tonight and I always find the perfect activity to do with them here. Now to figure out which one to tackle this afternoon…if I show them this post they will demand to make all of them.

  4. How stinkin adorable is the BIKE!!! Our family always rides our bikes downtown to see the fireworks and its decided…we are doing this! Thank you so much for the inspiration! All of these designs are so cool! LOVE the stars on the grass too! <3

  5. Everything you posted is lovely and I’m sure it’s also going to be a hit with the guests! The string lights are adorable, I’ve been meaning to make those for some time now!

  6. Some amazing ideas from you to make the best out of July-4th. The bicycle is quiet beautiful enough to impress anyone right away & I love that flowers idea & the one filled with desserts as well!

  7. I totally agree with you saying that summertime is the perfect excuse to have a big BBQ and to decorate your house and yard. My husband is very patriotic, and we finally bought our first house, so we are excited to start decorating for holidays and such. I am thinking that I would like to decorate with flags and I will have to hire a professional to make them for me.

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