Hi! I'm so excited to share this Patriotic Red White and Blue party with you!
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.
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.
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.
This table also held the Bloody Mary bar compete with Bloody Mary infused vodka.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
On the buffet tables in addition to paper plates, I included red food baskets and patriotic basket liners.
They were great for serving nachos...
and hot dogs.
For dessert we had red white and blue cupcakes and marshmallow pops.
I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time.
I know I did, and I was so happy to celebrate with friends and family.
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!