Summer is the time to bring out the red, white, and blue! With the 4th of July almost here, it is the perfect time to share my Patriotic Picnic Tablescape!
Today I am excited to be joining a talented group of blogging friends for the Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by my talented friend Chloe, from Celebrate and Decorate. This week-long blog hop is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some Fourth of July inspiration. I am so glad you are here! Today, I am starting us off with my patriotic picnic on the porch. Then head on over visit Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate, as well as the links at the end of this post. You will want to see all the different ideas to decorate and entertain for the 4th of July!
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It has been a rainy start to summer break here in Connecticut. I decided to brighten up my porch with some red, white, and blue…a Patriotic Picnic Tablescape! I had found some cute Rae Dunn napkins while shopping at Marshall’s a few weeks ago and they became my inspiration for this fun and festive 4th of July table.
Since my children are older, treat bags have been a thing of the past. Why is that? We all like a treat! I decided to make these simple and inexpensive treat bags for all of us. You can make them too!
Cut brown paper bags with decorative sheers. Using Google Docs, I typed words that made me think of the 4th of July, using the Amatic SC font in size 96. To me, this font looks similar to Rae Dunn lettering. Then I used my trusty old trick to transfer the letters. Using chalk, a pen or pencil, and a chalk pen, I followed the same process I did here when I made my Back to School Chalkboard Art. When I was happy with the simple decoration I had created, I filled these bags with a few festive goodies that I picked up from Target Dollar Spot and Dollar Tree.
A single napkin in a tray, along with these treat bags served as my centerpiece.
To set the table, I started with neutrals. I used my plain muslin table runner as a base. I had bought mine a few years ago at Hobby Lobby, but you can find a similar one here. Then I added my round jute placemats. I love using neutrals as a base and then changing up the decor with a variety of plates, napkins and accents.
For our place settings, I used these cute gingham melamine plates that I had found in Big Lot, topped with a paper Rae Dunn napkin. I polka-dotted ribbon tied around the utensils adds a pop of blue.
My family enjoys the traditional picnic foods for our 4th of July meal. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and variety of salads, including this Red, White, and Blue Summer Salad will be on the menu, along with an ice cold refreshing Coca-Cola.
How will you celebrate Independence Day? However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!
Click on the links below for more table inspiration this week: