Jun 10

A Patriotic 4th of July + A Free Banner

 Many thanks to U.S. Toy company for sponsoring this post!

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I have always enjoyed 4th of July celebrations, but my love for all thing patriotic has infinitely grown since I’ve had kids! Now I get to share their excitement for fireworks, BBQs, and staying up late for fun with friends and family. And, I am so excited this year because of all of the great products out right now to help you style the perfect Patriotic 4th of July!

A Patriotic 4th of July by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com  #4thofjuly #patriotic #independenceday #ustoy

This Patriotic 4th of July is bright and colorful, and it is also budget friendly. Patriotic music to my ears.

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U.S. Toy has such a great selection of patriotic party supplies in stores and available online. I picked out so many fun things you see here: food picks, bandanas, plates and napkins, plus so many fun party favors to keep the kids entertained. (See the full vendor list below.)

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For my table, I covered an old desk with inexpensive fabric and some vintage crates and serving pieces. I chose to serve desserts as an after meal treat, but you could just as easily serve BBQ or a sandwich bar instead of or in addition to pie and ice cream. Serve whatever best suits your needs.

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And while you are thinking about food and drinks, don’t forget about decor. Inexpensive paper decor and banners add punches of color and add style to any display (I have a free download of the banner pictured for you below)!

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A store bought blueberry pie becomes more special with a little decoration like these Fireworks Food Picks. My kids were obsessed with these food picks.

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And these star food picks were fun too! Use them on cupcakes and brownies, or even savory foods like rolls, sandwiches, or stick them in BBQ in a jar.

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A patriotic beverage tub was picked up from Target, stuffed with ice and filled with several flavors of soda and ice cream from Whole Foods.

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Small mason jars of homemade sun tea were also served to provide a selection. I wrapped the jars with patriotic crepe paper rolls from U.S. Toy and then tied with a bit of jute twine.

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Cute American flag plates and napkins were placed in a bandana-lined vintage box, and utensils and paper stripey straws were served to guests in simple bandana-lined mason jars. The inexpensive bandanas add punches of color and interest to ordinary objects that stand in as serving pieces in a pinch.

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These plates and napkins were so festive. I’m pretty sure pie tastes much better on a cute plate!

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I love adding a themed wreath to my front door to welcome guests and give them a hint of what is to come. My friend Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet made me this gorgeous Patriotic Wreath. You can also use  inexpensive American flags from U.S. Toy as decor and place in potted plants on your front and back porch to carry the theme throughout.

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And don’t forget the favors! I always like to grab some things to keep the kids entertained so the adults can chat and relax. Glass jars were filled with American Flags and Patriotic Pinwheels. And, our little guests were encouraged to grab a bag of fun!

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An ordinary lunch bag was stuffed with all kinds of favors—coloring books, crayons, snappers and bottle poppers …

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Lady Liberty glasses that made the funniest photo ops and because everyone needs some cool shades …

A Patriotic 4th of July by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com  #4thofjuly #patriotic #independenceday #ustoy

And four different types of gliders that made this little guy beam!

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It was definitely a fun 4th of July celebration!

A Patriotic 4th of July by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com  #4thofjuly #patriotic #independenceday #ustoy

Ready to create your own Patriotic 4th of July celebration? Here is a list of items to inspire you with details on where you can find them, both online and in stores.

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1. Fireworks Food Picks and Red, White & Blue Star Food Picks (in stores) – U.S. Toy
2. Patriotic Beverage Tub (in stores) – Target | 3. Cake StandsShop Sweet LuLu
4. Red and Blue Bandanas – U.S. Toy | 5. Flag plates and napkins (in stores) – U.S. Toy
6. Blueberry and Apple Pies (from a local bakery)  – The Upper Crust Bakery
7. Zevia natural soda – sold at Sprouts, Whole Foods and other stores
8. American Flags – U.S. Toy | 9. Patriotic Headbands – U.S. Toy
10. Patriotic Crepe Paper (in stores) – U.S. Toy
11. Red and Blue Stripey Straws and wood utensils – Shop Sweet LuLu
12. Patriotic Pinwheels and other fun party favors – U.S. Toy
13. Mini gold banner made with a flag punch – Amazon.com
14. Patriotic Rosettes and Lanterns (in stores) | Dollar Tree
15. Favor bags made from lunch bags, gold twine and Gold Foil Doilies from Knot & Bow
16. Patriotic WreathSweet Georgia Sweet | 17. Flag Bunting FabricAmazon.com
18. Vintage milk glass urns from my collection (available in thrift stores) filled with roses

FREE 4th of July Banner

Click on the links below to download your free printable 4th of July Banner pictured below!

FREE Printable 4th of July Banner | A Patriotic 4th of July by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com  #4thofjuly #patriotic #independenceday #ustoy

Download the {FREE} 4th of July Banner and print on card stock or matte photo paper. Use twine or colorful ribbon to link or tie the flags together.

The little gold banners were made with gold scrap book paper and a flag punch from Amazon.com.

Hope you have a Patriotic 4th of July!

About Gretchen

Gretchen Brittain, of Three Little Monkeys Studio, is a party printables designer, blogger and event stylist. She is mom to three little red heads and a lover of all things vintage and crafty. Gretchen's work has been featured on Hostess With The Mostess, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Pizzazzerie, Amy Atlas Events, Kara's Party Ideas and more.
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44 Responses to A Patriotic 4th of July + A Free Banner

  1. Katherine S says:

    God bless America! Love this party Gretchen…well done :)

  2. Andressa says:

    So fun and absolutely beautiful! I want to be invited to this party. Amazing job!

  3. I love celebrating the 4th of July and you’ve given me so many great ideas! I really like those patriotic glasses, how do they hold up? I think these would be fun for the 4th of July buckets I’m putting together for our kids.

    • Gretchen says:

      Thank you, Mariah! They do. Three days later and they are still going strong, and my kiddos are rough! Can’t wait to see your buckets. You are always so creative!

  4. So many fantastic details in here, I can’t even pick a favorite! This is a stunning celebration, Gretchen!

  5. Layne says:

    Oh so cute! Love all the details you’ve included. Looks like a fantastic time!

  6. I LOVE July 4th!! You have provided many great ideas! Love the bandanas and the fun Patriotic glasses!!

  7. Cheryl says:

    This all looks fabulous! I was just putting together a collection of 4th of July printables this week.

  8. The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday and this party is just about the best that I’ve seen! So cute, such great ideas. Pinning so I can copy for my own party! :)

    • Gretchen says:

      Wow! Thank you so much, Kristen. And definitely copy so you can spend more time celebrating and having fun! ;)

  9. Lindi says:

    Crazy adorable. Seriously. I love this. I would love to feature on Love The Day!

  10. Cristy says:

    Great ideas for the Fourth if July! I think I pinned every photo! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  11. Kameela says:

    I love the rustic and patriotic feel. My favorite element was the super cute fireworks picks on top of the blueberry pie!

  12. Gretchen I love your party and all the details are just amazing! I love the 4th of July too, and you’ve given me some great ideas! Thanks:)

  13. Sara says:

    Your parties are always SO beautiful! I love it all and how you pay close attention to every detail! Pinning so I can remember everything!

  14. This is so great, and I am totally printing that banner for my house for The World Cup!

  15. Toni Thomason says:

    How fab is this!! Love it!

  16. Britni says:

    Love how you used all of the red, white, and blue without it being overpowering. So cute Gretchen!

  17. Wowza. Crafty ladies like you amaze me. I’d have a plastic cup of mini flags and some pipe cleaners. :-)

  18. Fizzy Party says:

    I love this party. All the red,white and blue details are so fun.

  19. WOW!! This is AMAZING!!! I love everything about this

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  21. This is seriously my favorite 4th of July party that I’ve ever seen! All of the details are totally perfect! :)

  22. You made this look fabulous. I love every detail down to the darling kids! The printables are awesome too. Thanks! :)

  23. Albion says:

    Such a fun party! I’ve already printed out your awesome banner! Everything is perfect. :)

  24. OMG this looks like so much fun!! Love it all!!!

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  26. This looks so fun, Gretchen, and the printable is perfect!

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