Good Morning and welcome to my easy and festive Red, White and Blue indoor picnic! I am ever so proud to be an American so creating this patriotic tablescape was right up my alley. Throughout most of my life the Fourth of July has been celebrated with a parade in the morning followed by a picnic in the afternoon. ( I do love a picnic) So in keeping with tradition, minus the parade, we avoided the heat and brought the picnic indoors!
After I share my Red, White and Blue tablescape with you today, you will find much more festive inspiration at the end of this post with links included too.
I enjoy making crafts out of paper and although I am not that great at doing so, I can make rosettes! They are such a thrifty and super cute way to add dimension and color to your Holiday decorating.
I layered our indoor picnic table with a metal tiered tray, a variety of stars, jars, lanterns, flags and oodles of flowers from my garden, then I tossed in patriotic koozies and pop-its as take home party favors. I used the party favors as part of the patriotic décor so they serve double duty!
I am a jar nut so I am always saving or even buying jars. For this red, white and blue table I used these pint size mason jars as vases painting them with white chalk paint.
Last but not least is our front door topped off with this festive red, white and blue wreath that I made awhile ago.
Our family is filled with courageous soldiers who have served and still do. We even had a female soldier in our family and that is my Aunt Madge, who was a nurse in WWII. She served on the island of Guam, where she met my Uncle Taylor ( a real love story.) So when I reflect on the memories of celebrating independence day I do so with a full heart.
We shared a little early 4th of July celebration this weekend with these cuties, they are the best cooks, crafters and helpers in Texas!
Our menu was an all American meal complete with grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and French Fries.
Followed by two red, white and blue themed desserts that the girls helped me to make and they are so simple and festive.
I served these two desserts on my Mom’s glass party dishes from the 5o’s. Strawberry jello served with fresh whipped cream and topped with red, white and blue sprinkles, accompanied by fresh strawberry shortcake and a dollop of whip cream.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I enjoyed sharing my red, white and blue table with you. It is an easy table to put together and provides just the right amount of fun, patriotism and best of all clean up! You can easily tweak this simple red, white and blue table to suit your individual needs without breaking the bank!
Now onto these other creators as they share their tablescapes with you!