Hi!  I'm so excited to share this Patriotic Red White and Blue party with you!

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

I love hosting parties at our house.  Our backyard was designed for entertaining, and as you may be able to tell, I love party planning.  Here's a quick video so you can see our party in action:

I started off my party prep by making these Patriotic rosettes.  I love using rosettes and other paper decorations for all of my parties.  They're so easy to make and I think they look super festive.  I used my Cricut Explore One™ to make these and you can see the full tutorial here.

These patriotic rosettes will add a festive touch to your red white and blue patriotic party

I combined my diy rosettes with Dollar Tree decorations and red and white striped wrapping paper to make a backdrop for one of my buffet tables.

Set up a backdrop for your patriotic buffet with diy rosettes, Dollar Tree decorations and red and white wrapping paper.

The tables were covered in  blue plastic table cloths and I added red and white striped table skirts.   I wanted lots of red white and blue for my serve ware and I also included these Patriotic Napkin Ring (also made with my Cricut Explore One™) wrapped utensils which I put together a few days before the party.  This table had potato salad, pasta salads, sandwiches, and nachos.

On the other buffet table, I had our hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, buns and toppings.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and corn for your summer barbecue

Have all of your hot dog and burger toppings set out for your summer barbecue

 This table also held the Bloody Mary bar compete with Bloody Mary infused vodka.

Set up the ultimate Bloody Mary Bar for your party

On the Bloody Mary Bar guests could customize their Bloody Mary with fresh lemon, lime, and celery, mini pickles, peppercinis, salt, seasoning salt, pepper, wostershire sauce, and a variety of hot sauces.

Set up a Bloody Mary bar so your guests can customize their ultimate Bloody Mary

We also had pink lemonade with fresh lemons and strawberries to garnish. By the way, I'm in love with this drink dispenser.  It kept the lemonade cold without watering it down.  You can pick one up like it here.

Pink Lemonade with fresh lemons and strawberries for your summer party

I wanted the kids to be plenty entertained, so I rented a bouncy house from EP Little Jumpers.  The kids had so much fun jumping around for hours.

Keep the kids entertained for hours at your party with a bouncy house

Speaking of kids, the morning of our party my little guy asked me if it was okay if he wore this shirt.  I said of course, but I asked him why he picked this one.  He said it was because he knew we were honoring the military and wanted to represent.  I love when I get a glimpse into how thoughtful he can be!

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Here's my hubby manning the grill. I had our 2 buffet tables opposite of each other, with the grill set up at the ends to form a "u" shape.  All of the food was set up close together but with plenty of room for our guests to move around freely.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

On the buffet tables in addition to paper plates, I included red food baskets and patriotic basket liners.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

They were great for serving nachos...

and hot dogs.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

For dessert we had red white and blue cupcakes and marshmallow pops.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

I know I did, and I was so happy to celebrate with friends and family.

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

Get inspiration for your patriotic party with these fun red white and blue ideas

I hope you found plenty of inspiration for your own patriotic red white and blue party.  For more ideas, check out these red white and blue parties from Revel and Glitter, Painting Paris Pink, and Tikkido.

Have a fantastic party!

16 comments on “Patriotic Red White and Blue Party”

  1. Love how gorgeous it all looks too, yum for the tasty food! 🙂

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  2. The decor is so cute. That backyard is amazing. The red,blue, and white reminds me of the bridal shower I threw for my sister with the same theme.

  3. So jealous because I am craving a hotdog right now!! This is def cookout goals I live in a city where there aren’t any backyards to bbq and this is goals if I ever move to a suburb. Thank you for sharing

    Ps. can I have a cupcake lol

  4. Hosting parties is something I missed since I sold my house and transferred to a townhouse. Now I don’t have a big backyard anymore to have theme parties. Looking at your photos revealed so much how good are you at hosting and preparing parties. I wonder how I could improvise with only a small space available.

  5. I love all the patriotic decorations. I may have to steal some ideas for our own 4th of July celebration. The food looks delicious too!

  6. OMG great looking party design! The food looks incredible too:) I am having a get together this 4th of July I am going to have to grab a few of your super cool ideas

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