Create a fun and easy tablescape with this patriotic table setting idea for inside or outside. Add red, white, and blue to your table. Bring an all-American vintage vibe to your decor with these simple party ideas.
Bring red, white, and blue to your table with this easy patriotic table setting idea. No matter what patriotic holiday you are celebrating, this vintage antique tablescape is simple to create. I have step-by-step details on how to make this patriotic party table for inside at home. Or on your porch, or outside of your home.
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Patriotic Table Setting Idea
Let me guess that you are here looking for a tablescape. And for patriotic table decor ideas to celebrate the United States independence, Memorial day, or Labor Day? If you are looking for something easy to create, then I hope this tablescape will help you.
HOW TO MAKE A PATRIOTIC TABLESCAPE
The best way to start planning any patriotic party is to decide where the table will be located. I picked the porch for this backyard BBQ party. So I moved our wicker furniture outside and brought out the back patio table onto the back porch.
My son-in-law and I made this table and I have the details on how to build a farmhouse table. So now you have your July party table set let's start decorating the table going step by step.
Patriotic Tables Cloth
First decide if you want a tablecloth, paper or leave the table plain. I used this towel I found in the Target dollar spot last year but here is another similar stripe blanket. Simply toss your table covering over the table making sure the same amount hangs over on each side. Now let's create a patriotic table centerpiece.
Now sit an old or new white or cream pitcher on the plate.
I like to create tables that have a little story or something special about them. Years ago I created a 4th of July tablescape and used many of the same table decorations. And this table takes us back in time too.
The pitcher is a salt-glazed pitcher from the 1800s. The wooden rolling pin is also from the 1800s. It belonged to my great-grandmother on my Dad's side of the family.
Consider using pieces that are vintage or antiques. You can find pieces in thrift stores or antique shops. Or you can purchase a simple white pitcher and paint blue stripes around it.
Now let's start creating the place settings and again I have a little story to tell.
Independence Day Patriotic Place Setting
Usually, I design a place setting around a little gift for my guests. Since this is an at-home small family backyard BBQ party, I wanted to create a bit of history. But for your table, you don't have to have a story behind your place setting.
Napkins and Salad Plate
George Washington's Birthplace
If you use this Currier and Ives plate you are adding a little history to your table. The design on this plate is George Washington's birthplace. This home on this salad plate is located in Virginia at a National Monument site called George Washington's birthplace. The original home burned down but it has been reconstructed for visitors to site see.
Since we are celebrating America, I thought it would be fun to add this plate. This is my favorite part of the table. The land and house George Washington was born in belonged to my 10th great-grandfather, Henry Brookes. He sold it to George Washington's dad. Later baby Washington was born there.
Do you see the connection to this patriotic decor party idea? George Washington is one of the founding fathers of our country and our first president.
Now let's move on to the silverware. Since this is an upscale backyard BBQ have some fun and add wooden spoons, forks, and knives. The wooden silverware fits in nicely with the July 4th centerpiece.
You can use any kind of silverware but wooden utensils makes the table a little more fun.
Next, add glasses for coke floats. I found these cute Irish coffee mugs with a handle at the Dollar Tree. I love shopping there for glassware. They have many options, and you can order online if you have many guests and need a larger quantity. You can check the dollar store for glassware too. It is a great place to shop.
Guess what? Your table is finished, so add your chairs unless they are already at the table. It is time to party!!! So fire up your grill. We searched hamburgers, chips, baked beans, and coca-cola floats for dessert. My sweet little nephew and his mom came over to celebrate.
He was so cute! His favorite part was when I made the coke floats in the cute coffee mug. He watched every detail as I put ice cream into the glass and then added the coke. He thought that was cool, but when we asked him if he wanted some, he said no. LOL!
Now that your table is finished, consider adding a few other touches to your party. Grab your patriotic theme decorations and start decorating the room, porch, or patio. I keep a crate full of patriotic décor to decorate for the summer.
Add a flag pillow on the chairs or a banner to the walls. Here is a cute free printable patriotic banner. Simply subscribe to my email to get access to all my free printables. If your party is in the evening hang some string lights. String lights give such a pretty sparkle to the event.
Add more stick American flags to plants or anything around the room like I did on the plant in the corner. And if you have any large star shape decor add them to your space. Adding extra July decoration pieces will make the space feel more festive.
Here is one last look at the table so you can see all the details.
I hope you have come away with some ideas and I hope your party turns out beautiful and fun. For more ideas try these patriotic decor ideas using red, white, and blue decorations.
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