Patriotic Table

Happy Monday, friends! We’re sweating living it up at the water park for my son’s birthday today, but I wanted to throw together a patriotic table for the holiday later this week. Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays…I love being in a mass of strangers, gazing up at fireworks, all of us united by our feelings of pride and patriotism. And that dang Lee Greenwood song gets me every time!


We have plans to cheer on FC Dallas and watch the fireworks Wednesday night, but the day will be spent chilling in the backyard. This easy table is perfect for hot dogs and swimming.


You may recognize the tablecloth (an un-hemmed fabric remnant) from this party, and the paper lanterns from this one. I scattered them down the center, along with one of our houseplants.


The place settings are inexpensive bamboo mats and striped paper plates from Ikea. Mason jars are my favorite for Summertime meals.


Place cards are tied to festive napkins (bought on clearance after the holiday a few years ago) with pieces of jute, and I jump at any chance to use stripey straws!

The table is ready, and we can’t wait to celebrate America’s birthday! What are you guys up to with the holiday this week? And for my international readers, are you a fan of red, white and blue?! Oh, and P.S…I added a Summer Projects button in the navigation bar…in case you’re looking for things to whip out this season TWSS.

***Sharing this with Megan’s July 4th Link Party!***

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  1. This is probably my favorite 4th of July themed table. I'm honestly not a huge fan of themed decor but this is one that easily combines previously owned items with one simple themed item (the napkins) for a very nice red, white and blue look. Great job! And I love mason jars for drinks! I also adore your silver (metal?) container for your house plant and how you added it in there with the bamboo for some natural looking accessories.

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  2. Love your table, Cassie! Very festive and nicely put together. 🙂

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  3. Super cute. I busted out the stripey straws on the blog today, too. Enjoy every minute of the water park and birthday boy's celebration.

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  4. Nancy wrote:

    really cute table, and I hope you all have a great time at the waterpark and a great week!

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  5. So cute! And I love that you used paper plates! Real stuff isn't for a 4th of July cookout! 😉

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  6. Alexa wrote:

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous set up. So classic for the fourth! 🙂

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  7. Love your tablescape! Are the plates from Ikea a recent purchase?

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  8. Your table looks lovely! I love the different patterns that all come together for such a pretty look. 🙂

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  9. Great job! Love it all….. especially your tablecloth fabric remnant. I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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  10. This is so pretty and contemporary. I love your tablecloth! Happy 4th of July!

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  11. rachel wrote:

    LOVE the mason jars! This tablescape is perfect. You make entertaining look effortless!

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