4th Of July Party Ideas

4th of July vintage style party design

I have some 4th of July party inspiration for you today, filled with simple ideas and easy-going style. It all started with printables from Squared Party Printables that were printed on parchment paper to give it that aged, vintage look. From there I used items on hand to create a display that guests will love, but not be afraid to touch. I love this Stars & Stripes set because it’s so classic and easy to work with.

I set up a dessert table featuring cookies from Casey’s Confections and other homemade goodies, along with a “fun & games” section with retro style games & a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Check out all the details…

4th of July party

Here are my takeaway tips:

  • The dessert table display always starts with an idea for the backdrop. Here I used an empty frame and attached upholstery backing to hang the printable banner with small clothes pins. Almost every printable set has a banner included, but you don’t always have to attach it with ribbon and hang it from side to side. Get creative and figure out a new way to hang it, like I did here.
  • Like I’ve blogged about before, it’s best to add variety to the desserts you offer. Here I have designer cookies, mini pies, a show-stopping trifle, and chocolate lava cakes. There are many flavors and textures to please every palate.
  • Dress up mini pies with star shaped cutouts to add to the theme.
  • Using a printable set ties everything together, especially in an eclectic display like this vintage-inspired one.

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More tips for adding “fun”:

  • In order to keep the sweets table uncluttered, I set drinks in a wire basket on a small bench. Flip top bottles hold red punch and are wrapped with the printable bottle wrappers. You can fill these bottles with fruit punch for the kids, or “adult” punch for the grown ups.
  • Cute “fire cracker” favors are displayed with the ‘luggage tags’ from the set, and are simply red, white, and blue gumballs place inside clear tubes.
  • To hold the vintage style games I used an open suitcase. It was filled with wooden brain teaser puzzles, spinning tops, pinwheels, and fans to help stay cool.  A copy of the U.S. Constitution was found at Cracker Barrel, and is prominently displayed to remind guests of the history of our country.

All of these ideas can help to make your 4th of July celebration even more special.  Visit Squared Party Printables for this printable set, and thanks to Casey’s Confections for the wonderful star-shaped cookies.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I need these american pies! haha




  2. LOVE this Chris! My vintage loving heart can’t stand how fabulous it is! love that old bell.

  3. Beautiful Chris! Love the use of the scale to hold the candies and love how you are thinking out of the box on how to display printable banners! Very cute! As always, I would know this was your work from a mile away!

  4. Lasairiona says:

    Hi there, where’d you get your scales?! This is an adorable party!

    • Thank you Lasairiona. I got the white kitchen scales at Hobby Lobby, and I found the “balancing” scales at a thrift shop. I just saw the scales at HL yesterday on sale!

  5. Love all the details with this party! The gumball favors, lava cakes, pies (yum!), briefcase – the vintage looks is fabulous for this party! Of course I saw the trifle in there, too 😉 -Dani

  6. What can I say….absolutely love everything about this party. It just flows together so well….the desserts are yummy and the printables are awesome :-)


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