Front yard flag display. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com.

Red, White, and Blue Inspirations for Your Holiday Celebration

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American Flag. Photo courtesy of all-specs.com.
American Flag. Photo courtesy of all-specs.com.

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

Front yard flag display. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com.
Front yard flag display. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com.

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.

Creative DIY paper wreath. Photo courtesy of serendipityfood.com.
Creative DIY paper wreath. Photo courtesy of serendipityfood.com.
DIY Independence Day clothespin wreath. Photo courtesy of etsy.com.
DIY Independence Day clothespin wreath. Photo courtesy of etsy.com.

Still looking for other ways to dress up your front porch? This blog has more inspirational ideas to get your creativity flowing:

The Budget Decoratorhttp://www.thebudgetdecorator.com/front-porch-4th-of-july-decorating-ideas/

 

Inside

Elegant Fourth of July table setting. Photo courtesy of redesignreport.com.
Elegant Fourth of July table setting. Photo courtesy of redesignreport.com.

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/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backyard

The backyard is where the magic happens. Make it a festive and fun place for your guests with red, white, and blue patterns.

 

Red, White, and Blue hanging paper decorations. Photo courtesy of krisztinawilliams.com.
Red, White, and Blue hanging paper decorations. Photo courtesy of krisztinawilliams.com.

Red, White, and Blue paper lanterns. Photo courtesy of decormedly.com.
Red, White, and Blue paper lanterns. Photo courtesy of decormedly.com.

Red, White, and Blue candle holders. Photo courtesy of select decorations.blogspot.com.
Red, White, and Blue candle holders. Photo courtesy of select decorations.blogspot.com.

Fourth of July centerpieces. photo courtesy of uk.pinterest.com.
Fourth of July centerpieces. photo courtesy of uk.pinterest.com.

Red, White, and Blue party balloons and hats to celebrate Independence Day. Photo courtesy of homeseasons.com.
Red, White, and Blue party balloons and hats to celebrate Independence Day. Photo courtesy of homeseasons.com.

Independence Day inspired patio decor. Photo courtesy of seiscurbside.com.
Independence Day inspired patio decor. Photo courtesy of seiscurbside.com.

When the sun goes down, light up your night with strings of lights and candles.

 

Festive backyard lighting. Photo courtesy of rachaelraymag.com.
Festive backyard lighting. Photo courtesy of rachaelraymag.com.
DIY Fourth of July painted candle jars. Photo courtesy of woohome.com.
DIY Fourth of July painted candle jars. Photo courtesy of woohome.com.

 

 

For more easy, DIY yard decorations, visit Better Homes and Gardenshttp://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.

Festive Fourth of July table. Photo courtesy of independencedayofusa.com.
Festive Fourth of July table. Photo courtesy of independencedayofusa.com.

Favorite BBQ foods. Photo courtesy of fourthofjuly-2015.com.
Favorite BBQ foods. Photo courtesy of fourthofjuly-2015.com.

Red, White, and Blue fruit tart. Photo courtesy of examiner.com.
Red, White, and Blue fruit tart. Photo courtesy of examiner.com.

Serving up fun treats with an Independence Day theme. Photo courtesy of seattlestylefile.blogspot.com.
Serving up fun treats with an Independence Day theme. Photo courtesy of seattlestylefile.blogspot.com.

Festive Fourth of July M&M cupcakes. Photo courtesy of catchmyparty.com.
Festive Fourth of July M&M cupcakes. Photo courtesy of catchmyparty.com.

Red, White, and Blue fruit platter. Photo courtesy of bestofinteriors.com.
Red, White, and Blue fruit platter. Photo courtesy of bestofinteriors.com.

Summertime refreshments. Photo courtesy of hgtv.com.
Summertime refreshments. Photo courtesy of hgtv.com.

Layered Fourth of July drinks. Photo courtesy of caramelpotatoes.com.
Layered Fourth of July drinks. Photo courtesy of caramelpotatoes.com.

Creative mason jar drinks. Photo courtesy of trendpictures.org.
Creative mason jar drinks. Photo courtesy of trendpictures.org.

Want more recipes and food ideas? Visit Allrecipeshttp://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/4th-of-july/.

How about drink recipes?

For alcoholic beverages, visit Mix that Drinkhttp://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.

Fourth of July Yard Games. Photo courtesy of stickyphotos.com and tosso.com.
Fourth of July Yard Games. Photo courtesy of stickyphotos.com and tosso.com.
Fourth of July inspired Rocket Toss yard game. Photo courtesy of Pinterest.com.
Fourth of July inspired Rocket Toss yard game. Photo courtesy of Pinterest.com.
Croquet yard game. Photo courtesy of inspiringpretty.com.
Croquet yard game. Photo courtesy of inspiringpretty.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottle toss yard game. Photo courtesy of hgtv.com.
Bottle toss yard game. Photo courtesy of hgtv.com.

 

For more game ideas, visit Reader’s Digesthttp://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!

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