18 Star-Spangled 4th of July Party Decorating Ideas

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Independence Day is truly something to commemorate. It marks our country’s revolutionary declaration of freedom from the Crown of England, so hosting a party with a liberating vibe is essential! Naturally, you’ll have sparklers and opt for red, white, and blue decorations, but how can you elevate this year’s Fourth of July party? 

Here are some surefire ways to set the right decorative tone for Fourth of July parties.

4th of July Party Decorating Ideas

The great thing about all these patriotic decorations is that they can be reused and repurposed for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and other patriotic holidays. Read on for eighteen unique and creative decorating ideas for an unforgettable Fourth of July party!

4th of July Decorations

Patriotic Hanging Decorations: Paper Fans, Pom Poms, Swirls, Banner, & Star Streamer

Whether your July 4th party ideas are catered for kids or adults, take place inside or outside – you’ll need a hefty dose of red, white, and blue. This 26-piece set has it all: six red, white, and blue paper fans, six pom-poms, twelve swirls, a banner, and a streamer of stars. Hang them from the ceiling, in a doorway, or place them about the room. They are easy to set up and create a festive atmosphere for all ages and in any environment. If you’re looking for an easy, all-in-one decoration kit — this is your go-to!

Patriotic Party Decorations

Patriotic Photo Booth Props

A real photo booth or a designated area for group photos is a fun and interactive addition to any 4th of July theme party. Sometimes, parties are a happy blur — but photos create tangible reminders of the good times for years afterward. Creating a space for photos encourages people to take them! These funny props include the Statue of Liberty torch, an Uncle Sam hat, an American flag bowtie, patriotic glasses, and many other red, white, and blue props to hold up for a goofy photo. To assemble, use the included glue dots to attach the cardstock cutout props to the bamboo sticks. There are 30 pieces included in the set.

4th of July Party Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains

Red, White, and Blue Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains

Everybody wants to make a grand entrance. Imagine making yours walking through shiny red, white, and blue tinsel foil fringe hanging down from a door frame! These fringe curtains are easy to hang with the double-sided adhesive tape included. Tinsel foil fringe curtains can also create the perfect DIY background for photos. They are a must-have decoration for a little sparkle and shine at your party. They come in a pack of three.

50 Miniature American Flags

50 Miniature American Flags

This traditional decoration is a must for classic 4th of July party themes. Line your backyard with mini American flags by poking the wooden stakes into the ground to signal where the party is. Wave them around before the fireworks. Create floral displays by interspersing them in a bouquet. You can even stick some in a large sheet cake! The possibilities are endless, so let your patriotic creativity flow! Plus, they’re rainproof for those pesky summer storms. 

4th of July Tablecloth

American Flag Tablecloths

This plastic American flag tablecloth is easy to wipe off and clean if food or drinks are spilled during the 4th July party. Protect your table in style while drawing attention to where the food is. Or, put displays, gift bags, or flowers on top of it. This pack of two tablecloths will cover two tables to accommodate everything from small family get-togethers to Fourth of July ragers! Each tablecloth will fit a rectangular table up to six feet long.

4th of July Inflatable Uncle Sam on Rocket

Inflatable Yard Decoration of Uncle Sam on a Rocket

Regarding backyard-party 4th of July party ideas, go big or go home! Putting this inflatable yard decoration of Uncle Sam riding a rocket in your yard will leave guests with no question about where the party’s at! It’s ideal for neighborhood barbecues or block parties to set a goofy, fun vibe. It lights up at night and gets people excited for fireworks. Waterproof and durable, it has a built-in air blower for fast inflation and a sandbag to keep it in place. It stands over five feet tall and is sure to be the talk of the town.

ndependence Day American Flag Party Supplies

4th of July Disposable Cutlery, Plates, Napkins and Cups Set

4th of July ideas for party food essentials must include this matching set of utensils, plates, cups, and napkins. Disposable serving ware means there’s no cleanup afterward and no risk of broken glass. The utensils are blue, while the plates, napkins, and cups are white with red and blue confetti surrounding a red pickup truck containing an American flag blowing in the breeze — talk about Fourth of July party decorations that cover all the bases! This set serves 24, so you can host the whole family. Whether you plan to host a potluck or a good old-fashioned barbecue, this set is a must for entertaining.

American Flag Lights

Solar-Powered American Flag Lights

This LED light-up American flag is sure to keep the party lit—even after the fireworks end. It is a solar-powered, eco-friendly decoration, but it can also be charged using a traditional socket. Use the remote control to choose your desired lighting mode: there are eight to choose from, from a steady glow to flashing to twinkling. Great for outdoor parties, this netted light-up flag is easy to set up and install. It will last 100,000 hours!

6 Pieces Large Red White and Blue Bows

Red, White, and Blue Bows

Are you looking for a classy, traditional vibe at your party this year? These large bows are a lovely finishing touch on a patriotic front door wreath. Use twist ties to attach each bow to a wreath, a large vase, a doorknob, a fence, or a lamp post. They can also hang from a banister, stairwell, or on either side of a mantle. This pack of six bows comes in various patterns of red, white, and blue stars, stripes, and solids.

4th of July Decor

Fourth of July Vertical Banners

First impressions are everything, so don’t forget to decorate your entryway. These two vertically hanging banners read “Happy 4th of July” and “Let Freedom Ring” — perfect for hanging on either side of a front door to welcome guests. Each vertical banner comes ready to hang with ribbons and rods. The background is red with white lettering and navy accents. Each banner is weather-resistant and 80 inches long.

4th of July Patriotic Gnomes Plush Decorations

Patriotic Plush Gnomes 

For the whimsical party host, these two plush gnomes dressed in a festive 4th of July getup will create a homey atmosphere full of fun and frivolity. One is bearded, and the other is braided. The pair is ideal for either side of a mantelpiece or on top of bathroom shelving. With their signature pointed hats and striped legs swinging off the table, they sit at 14.5 inches tall. According to Scandinavian legend, gnomes are said to bring good luck!

Red White Blue Lights

Red, White, and Blue String Lights

For a festive vibe, you can’t go wrong with string lights. These waterproof LED lights can drape around shrubbery, hang from trees, adorn a mailbox, weave through a fence, or hang like garland from a balcony or patio. These string lights can be adhered to where the wall meets the ceiling. These indoor/outdoor red, white, and blue lights stretch 66 feet. The 200 individual lights have eight modes, from flashing to slow fade.

American Patriotic Christmas Ball Ornaments

Patriotic Ornaments for Christmas in July

Have you ever considered decking out an artificial Christmas tree in red, white, and blue for Independence Day? Celebrate Christmas in July with this set of 24 matching star and stripe ball ornaments. Perhaps you can decorate the tree with the string lights listed above! Hang these patriotic ornaments on any plant or hook them onto a garland line. The white stripes on the ornaments have a glittery finish. These ornaments are made of sturdy plastic so that they won’t shatter. They are appropriate for indoor or outdoor use.

American Bunting Flags

American Flag Pleated Bunting

Whether hung under a table, along a fence, beneath a window, or on a balcony, American Flag pleated buntings are a beautifully traditional Fourth of July party decoration. With three grommets, each bunting will stay secure when attached. They have red and white stripes and one blue accent stripe with white stars. Eight pleated buntings come in a set, each made of durable polyester. Two sizes are included: one that is three feet across and one that is six feet across.

Red Berry & Star Table Tree

Artificial Berry and Star Table Tree 

This decorative tree will fit right in if you are going for a more rustic, natural aesthetic for your 4th of July party. It stands just under two feet tall with a weighted burlap base preventing it from toppling. It creates a warm, homey atmosphere for daytime parties. Brown branches have red stars and red, white, and blue artificial berries. This little tree is festive, but it won’t overpower the space. It will look right at home in any room in the house or on the front porch.

Red White and Blue Balloons

Red, White, and Blue Balloon Arch Kit

Up for a bit of a creative challenge? Create a festive and photo-friendly archway out of red, white, and blue balloons! This balloon arch kit includes an arched rod, ribbons, glue, and balloons. The nontoxic red, white, and blue latex balloons can support helium. The kit also includes blue foil star-shaped balloons and clear balloons filled with confetti!

Outdoor Solar Garden Lights

Fireworks Garden Lights

Rain or shine, 4th of July backyard party ideas must feature some razzle-dazzle. But sometimes, fireworks get rained out. That’s where these fireworks garden lights come in. This pack of four solar-powered LED garden lights is waterproof and works in extreme heat. First, screw the stakes into the ground. Then bend the flexible copper wire to create any shape you wish out of the attached multicolored lights, such as the shape of a firework! Make them (literally) sparkle with eight lighting modes and three brightness levels powered by the remote control. Light the path for your guests or intersperse the lights around your yard. The solar panel is included.

3x5 American Flag

American Flag

Last but certainly not least is the classic American flag. No 4th of July party is complete without this staple! Made of nylon, this three-by-five-foot flag is long-lasting and will hold strong against wind and rain. This American flag is made in the U.S.A., of course! Don’t forget to hang it up on Flag Day as well – June 14th. Show your American pride and keep it up all summer long, or better yet, all year long.

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