The Fourth of July is here and it’s time again to celebrate our nation’s independence and summertime with family and friends. As you’re firing up the grill and preparing your holiday feast, dress your table and your home with the tried-and-true red, white, and blue of the American flag.
We’ve handpicked some great decorating ideas from the web to share with you. You’ll find ideas for the front and back yards, inside your home, food and drinks, and even entertainment for you and your guests. We even have some tips for integrating patriotic colors in your home décor beyond this summertime holiday.
Front Porch and Doorway
Welcome your guests with creative flourishes of red, white, and blue. Use a few flags, purposefully placed about the entryway or by the bouquet in bursts of red, white, and blue.
Get creative with a DIY wreath by using red, white, and blue paint or material. You can make it as stylish or simple as you’d like and still show off those patriotic colors.
Still looking for other ways to dress up your front porch? This blog has more inspirational ideas to get your creativity flowing:
The Budget Decorator – http://www.thebudgetdecorator.com/front-porch-4th-of-july-decorating-ideas/
Bring the festivities inside by adding splashes of red, white, and blue around your home. These colors are easy to work with and can be added to your home decor year round.
Read more about red, white, and blue interior decorating at the Adore Your Place blog – http://adoreyourplace.com/2013/05/27/red-white-blue-style-2/.
The backyard is where the magic happens. Make it a festive and fun place for your guests with red, white, and blue patterns.
When the sun goes down, light up your night with strings of lights and candles.
For more easy, DIY yard decorations, visit Better Homes and Gardens – http://www.bhg.com/holidays/july-4th/decorating/easy-diy-decorations-for-the-4th-of-july/.
Food and Drinks
Take the traditional Fourth of July fare and give it flair by using red, white, and blue foods and drinks.
Want more recipes and food ideas? Visit Allrecipes – http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/4th-of-july/.
How about drink recipes?
For alcoholic beverages, visit Mix that Drink – http://mixthatdrink.com/fourth-of-july-cocktails/.
For non-alcoholic beverages, read Around My Family Table blog – http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/red-white-blue-layered-drinks/.
Games and Entertainment
Keep your guests entertained until the fireworks show with fun yard games.
For more game ideas, visit Reader’s Digest – http://www.rd.com/advice/4th-of-july-10-fun-party-games/.
We hope you find inspiration in these ideas. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday and keep Dzining!