Party Planning: Get Festive with a Perfectly Patriotic Summer Celebration


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From Independence Day to Labor Day, there’s no reason NOT to throw a patriotic party this summer! There’s nothing quite like gathering with friends and family, indulging in some festive treats, and having an excuse to break out the red, white, and blue! Wondering how to incorporate these festive colors into your party theme? We gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you throw your own perfectly patriotic celebration:

You’re Invited

Incorporate the red, white, and blue theme right from the start with your invitations. If you’re short on time and looking to keep things budget-friendly, take a photo of some festive decorations (that you can use later on for your party) and send out some personalized texts to your friends and family. If you have some time to get creative, find some free printable invitations! You can even get your kids involved by inviting your neighbors and close friends in person. Surprise them at their front door with a printed invitation and a sweet treat, giving them a preview of what’s to come.

Printable Invitation Inspiration from marlameridith

Decorating Made Easy

Decorating with these festive colors can be so much fun because you have a world of options to choose from! However, don’t forget to keep it simple! Let your kids help with the décor by having them craft with you! Check out some of the images below for fun DIY options the entire family can help with. Don’t forget a table centerpiece to pull your theme together and keep things consistent. Your guests will be even more impressed if it’s something they can eat!

Decoration Inspiration from a Pumpkin and a Princess, Landeelu, & OMG Lifestyle Blog

What’s on the Menu?

One of the best parts of summer is the variety of fresh seasonal ingredients available. With the temperature rising, one of our favorite options (of course!) is serving the freshest fruit. Keep things simple by throwing some of your favorites on the grill (we have some awesome recipes), or order ahead of time! Incorporate the red, white, and blue theme using fresh ingredients that your guests will LOVE. Fresh fruit is perfect for snacks, as a side dish, or even dessert!

Recipe Inspiration from domino & Crafted Sparrow

It’s Game Time

Don’t forget to prepare some festive activities for your guests! Take advantage of the summer weather by hosting outdoor games to entertain all your friends and family. Check out some of these awesome options. Mix things up with fruit corn hole, a can toss, or even Tic-Tac-Toe!

DIY Game Inspiration from Brit+Co, Parents, & Charles Hudson

Look the Part

When adding the finishing touches to your celebration, don’t forget to “look” the part. Plan your outfit and incorporate the good ole stars and stripes. Below are some adorable DIY options to incorporate these festive colors into your wardrobe. You can also keep some miniature flags and bandanas around for your guests to use when they arrive. You and your guests will be fully prepared for an all-American celebration.

Outfit Inspiration from Mommy and Things, Faith Filled Food For Mom, Polkadot Chair, & Fabulessly Frugal

Time to Celebrate!

Let the celebration begin! You put in a lot of time and effort into planning your party, so make sure to enjoy yourself! Make memories with your friends and family, and don’t forget to capture those memories by taking photos (you can thank us later).

Decoration Inspiration from a Pumpkin and a Princess

We hope you enjoyed some of our favorite tips and tricks for planning your patriotic summer celebration! Looking for even more inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest and share photos of your celebration with us on social media, too! Tag us @edible on Twitter, and @ediblearrangements on Facebook and Instagram. Happy celebrating!