Red White & Blue Party Ideas for 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day with a Red White & Blue Party theme at home! Get ideas for a 4th of July party outside, including food and drink recipes, plus 4th of July decoration ideas.

red white and blue party ideas for 4th of July

Red, White & Blue Party Ideas

When it comes to summer entertaining it doesn’t get much better than a patriotic red, white & blue party to celebrate freedom.

Bring in the classic color theme to apply 4th of July party ideas to. Serve color coordinated food and drinks, and create fun for adults or for the whole family!

This party decor is more grownup than traditional kitschy items from the party store. You don’t have to spend money on single themed supplies when you can use red white and blue items you may already have.

Plus, you can use the color themed pieces again and again for other parties.

I’ll show you how to party in style with a Welcome bar, holiday table setting, and food ideas. This will instantly get your guests in the mood to celebrate!

red white and blue tablescape

Red White & Blue Decorations 

Set up a red, white and blue 4th of July Tablescape and incorporate these table decorations. 

  • Red melamine dinner plates
  • Blue & white melamine dessert or salad plates
  • White mini colanders filled with red strawberries, raspberries, or cherries.
  • A box of sparklers for each guest {search local listings for where to buy these}
  • Blue & white napkins {tea towels from IKEA} and table runner 
  • Clear plastic water glasses
  • Blue vintage wine or tea glasses
  • White vase with blue hydrangeas + red berry stems

red white and blue table setting

PARTY TIP: If you need to accompany overflow seating, pull up a garden stool at the dinner table.

4th of July party table

Set up a Party Bar

Welcome your guests with a cocktail and snacks bar. Use whatever themed items you have on hand for decor.

Things like wood signs, mini flags, printed copy of the Constitution (from Cracker Barrel) are all great. But don’t forget to use red, white, and blue items that are not July 4th themed. They work perfectly here.

The Constitution

Red, white & blue potato chips in individual cones or snack cups are delicious and easy to walk around with.

potato chip cones

A blue cocktail is our signature drink, with red maraschino cherry garnish. Sliced star fruit would also be great if you can find it.

If you want a red cocktail you can check out this pomegranate martini or this cherry cocktail recipe.

blue party drinks

Red White and Blue Party Food

There’s no better choice for the 4th of July menu than good old fashioned burgers. Add on some classic side dishes and delicious desserts and you’ve got yourself a party.

PARTY TIP: Red fruit like sliced water melon, and fresh berries make a great snack, side dish, or dessert to add to the food table.

4th of july hamburger

Make my favorite juicy burgers recipe and top with blue cheese if desired.

food for july 4th party

This is the best classic potato salad recipe. Use red, white & blue potatoes for a themed party.

easy backyard party dessert, ice cream cups

Individual ice cream cups are perfectly sized for the kids. And they bring back a bit of nostalgia for the adults.

PARTY TIP: Keep ice cream cups on ice in a bucket inside the freezer until ready to serve.

4th of July trifle dessert for a party

This red, white & blue trifle feeds a crowd and is guaranteed a winner for 4th of July dessert.

red and white dessert for 4th of July

Make these red and white strawberry angel food desserts in individual bowls or in one large trifle dish.

red white and blue ice cream bar

Set up a red, white, and blue ice cream floats bar for another fun interactive dessert idea.

I hope these red, white, and blue party ideas inspire you to celebrate the 4th of July at home with family or friends. If you like them please sign up for our Newsletter at the top of the page, or Pin and Share. Cheers!

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  1. absolutely GORGEOUS!! your styling gets better with each party you do!! LOVE the details as always!!! ♥♥♥

  2. I absolutely love that there are no themed items! It’s very elegant yet laid back and inviting. Have a fun and relaxing holiday!

    1. Thank you Sandra. And I don’t think any guest would miss the themed decor either! xoxo

  3. Such cute ideas!!! Looks like I’ll need to make a blue cocktail this weekend!

  4. When party planners recommend everyday items for party planning , not only it is good for environment but it also results in very pretty decor. Very nice job.

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