Party In The USA with a Backyard BBQ and Sweet Desserts

Photography by Candi Noble

With only one week left before Independence Day, what better way to get into the festive 4th of July spirit than a fun red, white, and blue styled soirée! You just can't go wrong with our nation's flag colors, and adding a touch of lighter blue to take it to a more sophisticated level.

Patriotic 4th of July party inspiration including a USA cake centerepiece, balloon garland, and festive desserts.

Now, who doesn't love a fun and big balloon garland? I know we all do and for that reason I decided to give it a try for the FIRST time and I cannot complain. I think it turned out super cute, but from my end, I should say, there are definitely some tricks I need to get better at. I guess practice makes perfect!  

I think it looked perfect as a fun backdrop, what do you think?

Red white and blue decor for a beautiful Independence Day party.

Now lets talk desserts and let's talk about the amazing (and edible) centerpiece - the cake!

The flag-themed, two-tier delectable was covered in red, white, and blue fondant - very simple and modern - and placed on a white cake stand. Of course a USA topper was a must!

Beautiful handmade red, white, and blue patriotic fondant cake created by Sweet Carousel Cakes.

From the cupcakes to the cookies, the theme was spot on with each.  

The dipped and decorated Oreos were a fun way to bring color to an otherwise theme-less dessert and the cupcakes were are hit too.

Fun and festive 4th of July dessert table.

Who can pass up anything on a stick?  These Krispy-treats are beautiful with a little dip, sprinkle, and barber-shop straw.

Rice Crispy type treats covered in icing and sprinkles, and skewered with a fun barbershop straw.

And last but not least..  the cookies!  They were  almost too beautiful to eat!

My friend Marta from Sweet Carousel Cakes did it again!  Isn't she such a great and talented baker!

4th of July cookies - USA, Heart, Fireworks, Stars, America

Lets move on to the guests' table.

What is Independence Day without fireworks? No need to wait until dark for a sky display. The hand-made table display wow's guests the same.  You only need pre made tassels and some star cutouts and lay them out as a centerpiece.  Easy-peasy!

Fun fireworks craft of streamers and stars to decorate the table.
Beautiful and festive table decor filled with red, white, and blue, stripes, flags, stars, and fireworks!

For the place settings I used a red and white stripped dinner plate, and I also used a smaller plate with the American Flag in the shape of a heart.  Since I love love mason jars, I decided to use them for our drinks. But if you know me well, a simple mason jar wasn't enough, so I asked my sweet friend Emily from Pedaller Designs to design some straw flags and labels for me, and she out did herself!  I love them!!

Mason jar cups with a paper label, paper straw, and blue liquid, is perfect for 4th of July.
4th of July, Independence Day, Patriotic party inspiration table.

The "Land of the free", "Home of the brave", and "Party like it's 1776" printables used on the mason jars where first hand-written by   Emily and then converted into a digital file for printing. So there is no way you can find this font anywhere. This is truly a one of a kind printable.

Now guess what??  Emily and I are so excited to tell you that this printable was added  to my Subscriber's Lounge, so if you already hang out there, you can download them here.

A quick fun detail...  If you look closely below, the bottom of the jar says "Made In The USA". How cute is that?

Made in the USA mason jar drinks to celebrate America.

So while I was finishing setting up the table, I realized I hadn't used all of the water labels and straw flags and I was gonna toss them, so I came up with the idea of cutting out some straw flags in the middle and use them as "ribbons", I also cut out the water labels where the saying is and place it over the paper ribbon to create a medalion for the paper bag that I used to put the wooden cutlery.

I think it was a nice touch and a different way to show you how to use the printables. 

Land of the Free label for Utensil holder craft.
Home of the brave label for Utensil holder craft.

Another fun detail that I added to my table are these super cute napkin rings.  

I teamed up once again with my super talented friend Abby from Fete Gazette and she  came up with this unique DIY and I am also so excited to tell you that this is available at my Subscribers' Lounge.

Fireworks napkin ring, gold plate with American flag heart motif, and lots of red, white, and blue.
Fourth of July Napkin Ring

Hope you all are ready and inspired to celebrate such a fun Holiday!

Red, white, and blue, 4th of July, inspiration for party. Balloons, desserts, and decor.

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