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Festive Red, White and Blue Tablescape Ideas for a Sizzling 4th of July!

Charming Red White and Blue Tablescape  with twiggy star

Independence Day is right around the corner, and many of us will be practicing our freedom of creativity by hosting fun-filled red, white and blue bashes. If you’re looking for some patriotic tablescape ideas that will elevate your 4th of July festivities to the next level, we have a few unique ones that will have your guests oohing and aahing. From layered drinks that double as decor to miniature lawn chair cupcake holders, read on to see them all!

Light It Up in Style

You know we love our mason jar DIYs here at Decoist, so we can’t neglect to include one in our 4th of July decor roundup! These patriotic lanterns by Addicted2DIY are the perfect way to light up the night in red, white and blue. All you need is some paint and a candle!

DIY Painted Red White and Blue Mason Jars Lit Up at Night

Between Naps on the Porch took a slightly different approach to her table with a sunflower-centric design that lends a pop of yellow to the typical red, white and blue trio. Our favorite part? Check out the miniature lawn chair candle holders that she repurposed as cupcake holders!

Miniature Lawn Chair Cupcake Holder

Fun and Festive Tablescapes

Stone Gable actually created this charming tablescape for Memorial Day, but it would work just as nicely for the 4th of July. It starts with a plaid tablecloth as a base and builds up to a stack of not 1, or 2, or 3 or even 4, but 5 different plates topped with an adorable twiggy star.

Charming Red White and Blue Tablescape

We really love the look of real plates on a tabletop, but if you can’t count all of your guests on your fingers, things could get a bit messy. Susty Party offers a collection of fun, festive and biodegradable disposable plateware that won’t leave you scrubbing dishes. We recommend the Wythe Deluxe Party Kit for a twist on the classic patriotic color palette, or go for their star-spangled Party Pack for a sophisticated take in grey.

Susty Party 4th of July paper plates and cups

Susty Party biodegradable disposable tablewear

What’s even more eco-friendly than biodegradable plates? How about tabletop decorations that guests dispose of by drinking them throughout the party? We’re talking about In Katrina’s Kitchen’s recipe for a refreshing red, white and blue layered drink that does double duty as decor before thirsty guests sip it down. Ahh!

Refreshing Red White and Blue Layered Drink

Creative Twist to the Classic Motifs

We all love our stars and stripes but there’s no reason you have to take the theme so literally. Pizzazzerie’s Cape Cod tablescape is a nautical twist on stars and stripes that would be reusable on any day of the year (saving you money and cabinet space).

Nautical Table with Lobster and Coral

Nautical Red white and blue table

Speaking of versatile pieces that would look just as great on your table on July 5th as they would on the 4th, Pottery Barn’s rustic striped dhurrie table throw is a smart layer that will give your table a pop year-round. Top it off with this galvanized metal tiered serving tray that gives a little nod to the holiday without going over-the-top.

Pottery Barn Red White and Blue Tablescape with Star plates

Pottery Barn Gavanized metal serving tray

And if you don’t feel like splurging on flowers for one day, check out this creative centerpiece dreamed up by Rhoda of Southern Hospitality. All it took was some clay pots and some spray paint to transform a few potted plants into the star of the show. And who could resist a watermelon wheel waiting for them at the table?

Red white and blue clay pot centerpiece

What kind of tablescape are you planning for your 4th of July party?

Yuka Yoneda
Yuka Yoneda is a reporter, cheese fanatic and self-proclaimed JeDIY master from Queens, New York. She is the founder of Clossette.com and an editor at sustainable design website Inhabitat.com. Yuka also writes for Edible Magazine and Ecouterre.com, and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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