It’s a Party: Rustic 4th of July Party

We love the traditional 4th of July parties, but let’s admit it somtimes they can be kind of dull. Invite the neighbors, throw some meat on the grill and boom, it’s a party, right?  With simple store bought desserts and easy styling tips, any busy mom can jazz up a tired party by adding some red, white and fabulous!

Rustic 4th of July Party

Rustic Design

Combine red, white and blue with burlap fabric, galvanized metal and wire baskets for a rustic look. Stick with the Americana vibe by arranging flowers in mason jars and tying with burlap ribbon.

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American Pie 

Forget about whipping up homemade desserts, who has time for that? Spend more time relaxing and buy store bought desserts for your shindig. Perching pretty pies on cake stands and wooden crates of differing heights makes for a tablescape that looks like it took hours to create!

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The Ceramic Berry Basket from home goods mecca Birch Lane is perfect for holding fresh berries and makes a great accent piece.

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Angel food cake, berries and whipped cream in mason jars are a ready-made treat that anyone can whip up in no time. Serve with wooden forks adorned with the newest patriotic patterns from Duck Tape.  Available in more than 250 colors, designs and licenses, Duck Tape® provides plenty of inspiration and bright designs for your Fourth of July celebration! It’s an easy, inexpensive way to embellish existing party decor and make your own unique decorations and crafts, especially with new prints U.S. Flag and Red Bandana at hand.

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Duck Tape also makes for crafty drink flags! Spiff up a stirrer by making drink flags out of Duck Tape. Refreshing Vodka Sodas are displayed in these classic Jubilee Highball glasses from Birch Lane.

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Display your cocktails on a versatile tray like this Boardwalk Square Tray from Birch Lane. With rope handles and a white wooden finish, this tray combines rustic with nautical and is an essential piece for any home entertainer. We all know that wine is an absolute must-have on any bar cart.

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The galvanized wine caddy also from Birch Lane is a great entertaining tool that holds 6 bottles for guests to choose from!

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Kids Activities

Keep the kiddos entertained by playing using Duck Tape. Make games like Four Square or Hopscotch by taping grids down on the driveway or patio. The kids will be occupied and the clean-up is a breeze!

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Making your 4th of July party extra fabulous is simple with these shortcuts! So sit back and enjoy the fireworks this year – you deserve it!

For more party tips and tricks, head over to Jackie Fogartie Events‘ blog!

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  • lifeskit

    I would be buying American pie for my party

  • Monica

    I love the strawberry basket! So cute!

  • Trisha B.

    I really like the idea using Americana arranged flowers in mason jars

  • jackie fogartie

    Seriously, there are SO many uses for duck tape, especially the awesome patriotic patterns!

  • Shannon

    Everything with the tape–decorative tape is my new favorite thing!! I could totally make those drink stirrers!!!

  • I like the bandanna flags and use of the pattern on the wooden sticks.

  • leyn16

    The boardwalk square tray and the duck tapes are catching my attention. I can already picture all the fun decor with these two!

  • Priscilla_Joy

    Love the berry basket!

  • coupontammy

    I love the Boardwalk Square Tray. Super cute!

  • Anna Pry

    i would love to try the rustic crates with glasses of drinks with colorful straws

  • tweetyscute

    I lov ethe rustic crates and the flag duck tape

  • Rochel S

    The berry baskets are such a cute touch!

  • anne stewart

    Mason jar flower arrangements!

  • Beth C

    I like the mason jars and berry baskets.

  • Daniela

    The lifeice!

  • I like the decorative tape ideas!

  • Beth C

    I like the mason jars and the baskets.

  • Terra Heck

    I’m most excited about using stirrers by making drink flags out of Duck Tape. Thanks.

  • Abigail

    The ceramic berry baskets are adorable!

  • Arnnette A

    i love the berry basket…and my daughter loves the duct tape in fun designs for her crafts. and don’t forget the ice…we need to keep cool in AZ.

  • kalsey

    I really like the tape idea haveing two littles ones myself, this also seem the easiest 😀

  • JayLA

    The duct tape is cool. I have seen it in batman print before which was great 🙂

  • Jessica Grigsby

    I’m excited about the theme duck tape! love it!

  • Lisa L

    Making drink flags with duck tape is a fun idea!

  • L C

    I haven’t played Four Square in years so that would be fun to play!