Red White and Blue 4th of July Party

4th of July Decorations

4th of july party setup It is hard to believe that 4th of July is our next big holiday! (OUR FAV!)  Our super patriotic All American 4th of July Party Printable Collection was such a hit last year that we thought we’d share it again!

We LOVE classic stars and stripes and patriotic flags and patterns! We pulled together this party photo shoot in less than 48 hours by using some decor from our home as well as some fun finds!  The desserts (almost) all shown in this party were made by yours truly in that 48 hours and we can’t wait to share the simple food and decorating ideas with you! One of the biggest questions we get about our parties is that they want to know how “do-able” the ideas are.  ALL of the ideas we show are totally “do-able” but if you are busy in the summertime and want to just pull together an impressive party with simple desserts that are crowd pleasers, as well as tips to transform the ordinary into something special with printables….then this is the party for you! (Hint: Printables TOTALLY help pull together your theme because they can dress up almost ANYTHING! (even a store bought apple pie!)) all american pie

ice cream cupcake One of the easiest desserts to make is a Rice Krispie Treat, right!? So why not make a Rice Krispie Treat CAKE!? How about some printable toppers to pull it together for your 4th of July theme that say “Snap”, “Crackle” and “Pop” just like fireworks (and Rice Krispies!)  This literally took 30 minutes to make and totally goes with the theme by adding the printables and some ribbon! (Remember, we introduced this rice krispie cake idea here at Easter a couple years ago!) red white and blue cake Here is a prime example of how printables can dress up anything! Nothing says “All American” like ice cream, right!? Well, we made these super fun 4th of July Ice Cream Cone cupcakes (Notice the chocolate rim and white sprinkles) and stuck one of our heart flag printables in the top and they were a hit!  (We will share how to make these cupcakes soon! So simple and the kids adore them!) flag heart cupcakes These fun paper hanging fans and lanterns prompted me to design the new Printable All American 4th of July Collection! (in our shop for only $12.50 here!) hanging decor The printables include 2 styles of water bottle / drink wraps and they say I heart USA…. so you could even use these for memorial day! happy-4th-of-july My boys really loved being in these shots because it meant they got to try all of my All American DIY treats! How cute are the bench and the pillows from World Market!?  Also, the paper fans (find some here) are so patriotic and we just hung them from our curtain rod that we already had hanging above! 4th of july bbq Cupcakes were spruced up with a printable cupcake wrapper and topper with a tissue ruffle. (See the tutorial here) 4th of july printable cupcake toppers S’mores are totally All American, too!  We love designing s’mores bag toppers and they are PERFECT for the 4th of July! For the bags below, we used the flat marshmallows and used a small star cookie cutter and cut out tiny stars. So cute! We topped them with our printable bag topper found here. smores packages However, they were a little time consuming, so you could buy regular marshmallows or star shaped ones that they come out with around this time of year!  Our printable 4th of July Bag Toppers are not only good for s’mores but also any treats or favors! Find them in the shop here. 4th-smores red white and blue party decorations The party room was simple and classic!  Notice the star wrapping paper runner on the kids table…. So easy and that adds a huge pop of color! fourth of july party room The banner from the printable collection comes with the flag shape similar to those flags people hang on their porches!  So fun! american banner The daisies from my yard were a perfect touch to add a “live” All American element, too!  Oh, and these fans were from Dollar Tree, too! 4th of july party decorations The individual apple pies were not homemade, I will say!  They were mini ones from Walmart! american pie These cupcakes are just TOO cute to not share again 😉   flag cupcakes smores printables S’mores are ALSO cute in little clear boxes (from Nashville wraps) with the printable favor tag!  How patriotic can you get!? (How cute can you get with my little guy’s blue eyes, too!?) printable favor tags Apples are SO patriotic already, but add white chocolate and red drizzle stripes and a printable flag and you’ll make jaws drop! 4th of july apples american-4th-of-july-party-6 fourth of july water bottle wrappers fourth of july centerpieces Cute lil cake! rice krispie treat cake Funny story – my dog, Cotton, made his way up on the stool and grabbed an ice cream cone cupcake… so I made him model, too! 😉 (after I wiped his face of the blue icing!) jack russell Here is another prime example of how printables can transform simple items into your theme!  Take this red gable box from Nashville wraps and turn it into a 4th of July favor treat box by adding our printable heart design and favor tag! (in the shop here) 4th of july party favors 4th of july printable cupcake toppers american-4th-of-july-party-67   smores printables We hope you love these as much as we do!  Find the All American 4th of July printables in the shop here. (Available for INSTANT download upon purchase, too!0 all-american-printables   CREDITS & RESOURCES: – Printables, Concept & Styling: Anders Ruff – Photography & Desserts: Anders Ruff – Gable Boxes, Clear Boxes, Cello Bags: Nashville Wraps SOURCES: – Paper Fans Hanging Decor: Similar here – Paper Lanterns: Similar here and here – Cellophane Bags for S’mores also found here – Red & White Paper Straws found here – Red & White Candy Stripe Ribbon found here – Red & White Wrapping Paper (Cute for a table runner!) here