Nautical Red, White, + Blue July 4th Party!

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Nautical July 4th Party

July 4th is right around the corner so get ready for some RED, WHITE, + BLUE inspiration! We added a nautical twist to this July 4th party. From nautical bottles and ship details, this patriotic party will show you lots of fun ideas for throwing neighborhood parties, barbecues, and more for this summer holiday! So sit back and enjoy some JULY 4th PARTY DETAILS...

PLUS – read how you can win a gift card to TJMAXX/HOMEGOODS to buy fun party props!

july 4th apple pie

Add a little PIZZAZZ to a delicious apple pie with patriotic details. Head to your craft store for fun red, white, + blue ribbon and other fun crafts to place into pies and other sweet treats.

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Kick boring red glasses up a notch with fun nautical and patriotic stickers! Easy to remove, they turn simple glasses into July 4th drinkware in a flash! Also, add a few nautical pillows and red + blue pillows to create a patriotic atmosphere in your backyard! We found ours at HomeGoods!

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Visit your local fabric store for your tablecloth! We found a simple blue + white stripe that we will be able to use for lots of other parties too. A simple $1 patriotic bunting banner found at Target added the perfect table decoration!

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july 4th dessert skewers


Serving fresh fruit is a must for any summer party but kick it up a notch by placing raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries on wooden skewers along with a few sweet treats like these simple yogurt covered pretzels and mini golden cakes. All of these sweet items were found at our local grocery store and took only seconds to thread on the skewers. Almost instantly we had a sweet treat display for the party!

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nautical soda bottles

july 4th pepper food

Slice red bell peppers and hollow out the seeds to make the perfect container for dips like guacamole or spinach artichoke spread. Serve along with fresh crackers and veggies for a delicious + savory treat!

july 4th apple pie

july 4th hot dogs

Thousands of patriotic parties include grilled hot dogs + hamburgers so add a patriotic touch with fun craft supplies! We used simple fabric + paper to create sailboat shapes on wooden skewers. After adoring with patterned ribbon, they were placed in the hot dogs for a fun decoration!

july 4th nautical decorations

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july 4th cupcakes

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A simple nautical decoration made the perfect holder for cupcakes, doughnuts, and berries! Cake stands aren’t the only holder for cupcakes so take a look around for fun themed props at your local stores or HomeGoods!

We hope you found LOTS of party inspiration! We found lots of these props + decorations at TJ Maxx + Homegoods. We want to give YOU a chance to shop for fun props so we’re giving away a $25 gift card to TJMaxx!

“Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to put away the fine china and get outdoors to entertain this spring and summer. However, being the hostess with the mostess can get pretty pricey. At T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, we get our current season inventory direct from designers and high-end retail stores. That means fabulous designer finds at a price you can’t refuse. We call it “The Thrill of the Find” — finding that coveted, “it” item of the season at a great, affordable price. While T.J.Maxx and Marshalls are typically thought of as fashion brands, they’ve built out their housewares department into a division called HomeGoods, changing the way people shop for their home décor and entertaining supplies. From cookware to gourmet foods to outdoor accessories, the ever-changing eclectic array of home fashions makes it more affordable to put on a killer party.”


LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW letting us know what type of summer party YOU would like to host + you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card to TJMaxx! Deadline to enter is 6/25/11. Winner will be announced 6/26/11.


Styling + Design: Phronsie + Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie
Photography: Courtney Dial


  1. 83
    Debbie G says:

    When we first moved back to Cincinnati we had a 4th picnic for a couple years. Then I got sick and we have missed a few years. I would love to have a big bash, pulling out all the stops. Hey, if I win, you are invited!!

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    Kay Schoellhorn says:

    I would give a 4th of July party just because I have looked at this table. It has the best idea’s I have ever seen. I am a caterer and am always looking for cute ideas.

  3. 85
    Debi Boz says:

    I would love to host a 4th of July party…… Or just a fun bar-b-que / pool party

  4. 86

    What fun ideas!! I especially love how you turned the hot dogs into sailboats! We already hosted a surprise retirement party for my mom last week, but I would love to host another family gathering/party for 4th of July. And I LOVE Marshalls and TJ Maxx for great party finds, I think most of my serving pieces are from there, great prices and beautiful pieces!!

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    Jana Champ says:

    My next planned event will a “Moose and Zee” 1st birthday party for my granddaughter by the pool, but you can bet I’m tucking away many of these red, white and blue ideas for the Labor Day Bash I’m hosting in September. One can never have too many of your inspirational ideas. I love them all!

  6. 88

    I currently live in Dallas and definitely miss the Florida beaches! I would love to throw a beach-themed backyard extravaganza!!

  7. 89

    LOVE the sails and hot dog boats! This makes me wish I were the one hosting something. Happy 4th!

  8. 90

    Very Fun ideas for a 4th of July Party!!! I would love to host a party for any and every occasion!

  9. 91

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    Karen Spears -my brother is Ronald Mullins says:

    I would host a family reunion party at the lake for my family. My brother had a stroke four years ago and has had to miss but this year we’re going to make it happen!!! He will turn 60 this year and we are blessed to still have him. He would love the patriotic theme because he was in the AIR FORCE. I’ve been collecting flags and numerous red, white, and blue ideas.

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    Kim Burns says:

    Where did you find those cute little ship wheels that were tied to the punch bottles? Too cute.


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