5 Tips for Hosting a 4th of July Party

Hosting a 4th of July celebration? This year we’re punching up the party with classic Americana decor and effortless entertaining essentials. See our 4th of July party ideas to help you throw a celebration your guests will be talking about all summer long.

Decorate with Classic Americana

Statue of Liberty Centerpiece

Stick to classic red, white and blue for your 4th of July party decor. Pinwheels, flag banners and star serving bowls are all easy and fun ways to add some patriotic flair to your celebration. Carry this look into your tabletop presentation with glasses, plates, napkins, placemats and a centerpiece that makes a statement. After all, nothing says 4th of July quite like Lady Liberty.

Have a Seat

Patriotic party sofa

Create a place for you and your guests to have a seat, relax and enjoy one another’s company, not only for 4th of July but also all summer long. Our outdoor furniture collections and cushions are weather- and fade-resistant (Rocha pictured here), which means you’ll be able to enjoy your backyard getaway all season long and for many to come. Don’t forget to add an umbrella to help keep you cool in the shade on warm summer days.

Keep Serving Simple

Party beverage dispenser

Keep things simple to ensure you are able to enjoy your party along with your guests. A beverage dispenser allows guests to serve themselves lemonade, water or even sangria, while a beverage tub keeps bottled drinks cold and within easy reach. Want to serve up a few mixed drinks as well? We’re loving these red, white and blue cocktails.

Space Out Your Snacks

Star bowls

While you’re firing up the grill this holiday, don’t forget to stock up on snacks that will tide your guests over until the main course. Instead of having one central food table, place dishes in several locations to keep your guests moving and mingling. Need some food ideas for your 4th of July party? Check out these recipes for bite-sized, easy-to-eat foods that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Light It Up

Outdoor lanterns

Add a warm glow to a cool summer evening by incorporating lanterns and string lights into your outdoor decor. In addition to adding a lovely source of light, citronella tea lights can help keep bugs away from your guests and the food. Once it gets dark, a firepit can become the perfect place to gather around for conversation and, of course, s'mores.

Want more 4th of July party ideas? Check out the Crate and Barrel Red, White and Blue Summer Pinterest Board.

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