Ideas for Creating a Patriotic 4th of July Tablescape

Creating a Patriotic 4th of July Tablescape was something I thought would be a stretch for me.

I don’t use red in my decor ever! However, the colors of the American Flag dictate this holiday’s color theme. Sometimes you just can’t fight it.

At the bottom of this post, I have something FREE for you to create your own fun festive tablescape.

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Tablescape

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Dreaming Up a Patriotic Table Setting

Once I started thinking about it and taking inspiration from other tables that I had admired, I decided I could do this.

Things I knew I wanted to include:

  • White Table Cloth
  • Natural Placemats
  • White Chargers
  • Vintage Plates
  • Blue and White Napkins
  • Blue Stemware
  • Fun Name Tags
  • Flags
  • Vintage Serving Pieces
  • Fun Details

The Basics

Once I had a plan, I started with layering the basics.

I started with my table linens. A white tablecloth and natural woven placemats are a go-to for me. I topped those with 12″ plates that I use as a white charger.

My vintage Johnson Brothers “British Castle” plates come in handy for the red part of this tablescape. They are the perfect shade that isn’t too red or too pink. I considered using my flow blue plates but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone.

natural placemats, white chargers, red vintage transferware dinner plates, white salad plates, blue and white napkins with blue stemware and vintage silver

On top of that plate, I layered white salad plates.

Finally, I added blue and white napkins tied with a simple blue ribbon for a napkin ring and my vintage silver that I polished for the occasion.

place setting with a white and blue napkin tied with a blue ribbon

Then You Add the Bang

For the bang on my table, I found some really fun patriotic paper products that would work with a more elegant table I hoped to create. They were from diebolts in Kansas City. The brand is Hester and Cook.

I also found some fun little ceramic cups at that same store which were perfect for some little candy treats. The double cups had me at hello! For this table, I’m using them as a salt and pepper holder. I can see them on individual charcuterie boards holding different mustards or dips. The possibilities are endless.

Blue stemware from Dollar Tree next to Blue vintage Fostoria water glasses

My blue stemmed wine glasses that I scored at the Dollar Tree years ago along with some vintage Fostoria cut glass water glasses make the table come alive.

I chose to add some faux topiaries to each side of the table with the paper patriotic star fans in the center of the table.

Things I’m Loving Right Now

Fourth of July Tablescape

I’m so pleased with how my festive tablescape turned out for a perfect Independence Day celebration. I’m sure my party guests will feel as festive as I do when they sit at this table.

While I have this table in my dining room, I could easily move it to an outdoor table with Edison lights hanging above it.

Unfortunately by July 4th the bugs and heat are so bad that coming inside to enjoy our meal is a welcome treat.

Some other ideas

Here are some other ideas that I had for the table. It’s so unfortunate that I don’t have a 30 ft. table so I could implement all the ideas.

  • White tall urn with a fern for a centerpiece
  • Silver Pitcher filled with blue and white hydrangeas or red roses
  • Red Chargers with blue plates and red salad plates
  • Using all blue or all-white napkins would work just fine on this table. Another fun idea is to use red or blue bandanas for napkins
  • Mason Jars as water glasses
  • Blue or red gingham tablecloth
  • Recreate the place setting using paper plates for quick clean-up
  • White lanterns with batteries operated candles

There are so many things that you can find already around your house, at your local Dollar Tree or thrift store that can add the finishing touches to your table.

White vintage enamelware pitcher with white and blue hydrangeas

Just for You

I’ve created customizable name tags for you to use on your own Patriotic 4th of July Tablescape. My resource library is filled with FREE printables that Friends of Living Large in A Small House all enjoy.

printable graphic for FREE patriotic name tags

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  1. Wendy McMonigle says:

    What a lovely table you have set for the fourth of July Lynn. Love the beuatiful dishes you have used.