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

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  1. I would love to host a luau! We finally have a pretty backyard, that is big enough to hold plenty of guests. We’re new to our neighborhood, so a luau would be a fun way to meet more of the neighbors.

  2. A garden party would be beautiful and a way to host all your flowers as the centerpieces!!

  3. You have completely inspired me to want to do a 4th of July party! You have posted some of the cutest ideas!

  4. I just got done with the kids big joint party, so I will probibly take a month off but I would REALLY like to host an ice cream social for the neighborhood just for fun!

  5. This is so cute! So many great ideas for a 4th of July party. I love the sweet treats!
    We’re having a 4th of July party at the lake this year and I would love to try some of these out!

  6. Kaci Fleming says:

    I plan on throwing a Nautical themed first birthday for my son and theses ideas are the perfect inspiration I need!

  7. LeAndra Coe says:

    I saw your Summer Stripes contest as well and was trying to come up with something creative… I’m going to do a “Release Party” this summer for my kids. We got tadpoles for my sons (6 and 2) and caterpillars for my daughter (4) and and once they become frogs and butterflies we will have party to release… Going to miss the deadline for Stripes but thanks for getting my creative mind working ;) A gift card would be great to find that “IT” piece for it ;)

  8. April Walker says:

    I am throwing a Nautical themed birthday for my son…this is great for ideas…thanks!

  9. Joanne Horen says:

    Would love to have a “looking back to the ‘good ‘ol days” party complete with pie (whipped cream) throwing, pin the tail on the donkey, an obstacle course, clothespins in a bottle, pogo sticks, making paper airplanes, etc. Don’t know who would have more fun … the adults or the kiddos!

  10. I would love to throw a boyish party for my soon to be 1 year old this summer. I have two girls and can’t wait to get to work

  11. Colleen Sauter says:

    I would love to throw a poolside dance party this summer!!! Love TJMAXX/Homegoods…such inspiration!

  12. Erin Dickson says:

    I would love to have a “Minute It To Win IT” party for my friends and their kids. Each family would be a team. My children love the TV show and often make up their own games. I love to hear my two year old say “You have a minute to win it” and give us a thumbs up!

  13. I am hosting a big summer bbq in August and would love to do it in a country picnic theme!

  14. Well now I think I’d like to host a 4th of July BBQ! I love the hollowed out pepper (I always do that!) and those delicious and adorable dessert skewers! You girls know whats up!

  15. Thanks for so many creative ideas! I would like to invite friends to an “Eat Dessert First” party…and do just that…eat dessert first!

  16. I so wish when my daughter grows up we’ll be like “Courtney and Phronsie”!! :)
    SUPERB as always my friends!!

  17. I am hosting a 4th of July BBQ Bash… these ideas are super cute! They will make the day extra special!

  18. If it’s fourth of July it has to be a BBQ party with lots of fun, themed finger foods and a TON of sugary confections. Station it all by the lake and it couldn’t possibly be anything but a patriotic success.

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