Decorations for the Fourth of July

4th of JulyIndependence Day in the United States falls on July fourth, marking the day in 1776 when the nation adopted the Declaration of Independence which officially proclaimed the country’s independence from Great Britain. Today celebrants across the United States celebrate the Fourth of July with baseball games, concerts, parades, carnivals, fireworks, speeches, camping trips, picnics, and barbecues. No matter the type of celebration, Independence Day parties always incorporate the United States’ flag colors and theme, featuring stars and stripes and red, white, and blue. The following are three fun ways to use these colors and themes at your Fourth of July party.

Festive Fun – If young children will attend your party, you can recruit them to help with the decorations by setting up a fun and safe Fourth of July craft station stocked with all the supplies they will need to make tissue paper sparklers, pin wheels, construction paper wind socks, and even to decorate their own place mats. Be sure to provide plenty of glitter so their decorations sparkle throughout the day as much as the fireworks everyone will enjoy after dark.

Decorations – In addition to the hand made decorations your younger guests will provide, create a patriotic atmosphere in your home and backyard using crepe paper streamers, gatherings of helium balloons, and by edging tables with swag banners. Add a sophisticated element of decor with patriotic floral arrangements of red and white roses or carnations and with blue floral accents. If your soiree will extend past dark, string twinkle lights around your patio and provide guests with sparklers to light up the night.

Food – Obviously, no Fourth of July party is complete with good food to eat and great drinks to cool guests on a hot summer day. Incorporate your food into the party’s decor by serving patriotic treats. Layer whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries for patriotic parfaits. You can even serve a patriotic pizza by using a rectangular baking dish, pepperoni for the stripes, and black olives for the stars. For dessert, serve cupcakes frosted red, white, and blue.

Whether you plan to throw a block party or host a small picnic with your closest friends and family, our expert florists at Peoples Flower Shops can help you select the best floral arrangements to complement your patriotic party decor. We wish you a safe, fun, and happy Independence Day!