03 July 2009

last minute 4th of July decorating

Last minute ideas for your 4th of July backyard barbecues! Check out these finishing touches for your holiday party... Your decor should tastefully convey the America theme without screaming it at your guests. A simple color palette of neutrals accented by red, white & blue items while make your party look sophisticated and yet festive.

Add touches of soft light around your party. If you are entertaining at night, possibly watching fireworks, use dim candlelight and holiday lights.

Glass Oil Lamp Stakes & Hanging Glass Lanterns are available from Pier 1. Line your walkways or your seating area with the oil lamp stakes. Illuminate tables with the hanging glass lanterns.

These Citronella-scented candles are great! Also from Pier 1

These colored holiday lights are available at Target. It's easy to string a few of these up around your patio or deck. The provide a colorful glow for your entire space!

For dressing up your tabletop & outdoor area, here are just a few fun items:

Patriotic Place Mats; Red & Blue Margarita Glasses [Pier 1]

Sometimes it's nice to have either red OR blue instead of both. These party items fit in with the 4th of July decor but can also be used year round!

Contrary to the Ice Bucket above, this condiment set has only blue & white, again, fitting with the holiday decor but not specifically made for the 4th. And it's just so cute!!

Red & White Ice Bucket, Tray & Party Tub; Picnic Table Condiment Set [World Market]

And maybe a couple of small accents for your pool

These are inflatable Stars from Target. I would simply float a few of these in a backyard pool (if you're lucky enough to have one!) Instant 4th of July decor!

If you're hosting a 4th of July cookout, it is simple to add just a few holiday themed items to your everyday decor that will make your space suitable for entertaining, but won't break the bank. All it takes is a few accents & small touches of the red, white & blue.

I sincerely hope that everyone has a fabulous holiday and that no matter what you are doing, you get the chance to be with family & friends. Our independence is an amazing gift; we are all truly blessed to live the lives we do! So enjoy our country's special day! Be safe! God Bless America & you all!


  1. Nice ideas!! But dear I have booked LA event venues so I need the decoration ideas for that. I searched a lot about the seaside wedding decoration but got similar ideas. I want something very unique and extraordinary. Could you please help me?


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