Celebrate Summer with a Red, White & Blue Outdoor Party Theme {party idea}. Easy 4th of July Decor Ideas, Red, & White & Blue tablescapes- great for summer entertainment

Red, White & Blue Outdoor Party Theme

We just came off of Memorial Day weekend, with summer just around the corner. This weekend we laid my Dad to rest. It was a bittersweet time. It was sad to have him leave us, but knowing he reunited with my Mom was a good feeling. My Dad and my hubby are both Veterans. I am thankful for their service to our country, and to every woman and man who served and died for our freedom.

Here at the Worthey house, we love to entertain. Family and friends who know us well, know they will always find food at our home. Many times people will call the hubs up and ask, “D, what you got over there to eat?” We are known for many things, but these two stand out above the rest: feeding our guests well and making sure they have a very good time. I don’t want to title myself “the best hostess”, but we both do a great job of making sure our guests are comfortable, entertained and leave with a full stomach.

As we approach the peak of summer entertainment and the fourth of July, I’m going to share you with you a few ways you can host a Red, White & Blue Party in your backyard.

First, you will need all things Red, White & Blue. This will be an easy task to complete. You can find patriotic decorations at ANY store (Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Meijer, Amazon, Pier 1, Home Goods, World Market, Kohl’s, Dollar Stores, etc., ). My personal favorite stores to shop at for decor and party ideas are Home Goods, World Market, Hobby Lobby and Pier 1.

Usually, before I start shopping for decorations, I shop at home. I love to shop after the season and pick up a ton of items at 80-90% off. It’s the best time to shop for seasonal items and put them up for next year. Then I will swing by the Dollar Store to see what items I can snag for a $1.00 or less. After that, it’s off to my favorite stores for ideas and decorations.

The patriotic hats used in this tablescape are from the Dollar Store.

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For this particular tablescape, I picked up the tablecloth and napkins from Home Goods. When it comes to summer entertainment, you don’t need to get fancy. Especially if people are drinking and eating messy food, such as ribs; that’s the last mess you want on your Grandmother’s special white linen tablecloth.

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After laying down the tablecloth, I set the table for four people. Feel free to set it for the amount of people coming to your shin-dig. If you would rather save money and time, don’t use real plates. Grab a few packs of paper plates and cutlery from the Dollar Store.

Celebrate Summer with a Red, White & Blue Outdoor Party Theme {party idea}. Easy 4th of July Decor Ideas, Red, & White & Blue tablescapes- great for summer entertainment

Since I was setting the table for a small party, I used red chargers and patriotic plates I picked up last year on clearance from Kohl’s. I added glass milk bottles, the patriotic hats and a pinwheel filled with candy at each table setting. I also added red, white and blue tortilla chips picked up from World Market, as well as patriotic caramel popcorn.

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I had a beautiful flower spray given to me by my friend, so I decided to recycle it and use it for this tablescape. It was a nice touch! I found ice cream bowls at Home Goods this weekend, and those worked out perfect since we had Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Brownie Parfaits.

Easy summer dessert involving chocolate, candy, brownies and your favorite ice-cream! Great for a 4th of July Treat! Red, White and Blue Ice Cream & Brownie Parfaits

Since D is known for putting together creative and awesome cocktails, we needed a bar area. A few years ago I put together a patio bar made out of wood pallets. Well, the wood pallet bar had run its course. World Market was having a one day sale on potting benches. In the advertisement, they suggested turning your potting bench into a bar. Wow, great idea!!! We decided to buy two of them, and after putting them together, they work perfectly in our space!

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After adding lights, a few patriotic lanterns, decorations, snacks, alcohol, RESQWATER, and ice, our bar/serving area is ready to go.

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Inside the potting bench turned patio bar is a tub. This is a great area to use as an ice bucket/cooler. We added ice and a few RESQWATER bottles.

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I also created a fun candy bar. Not only do the kids love them, but adults as well. While you’re talking or waiting for the food, you can have a few snacks to munch on. Plus, they work well for decorations too! I added a mix of Skittles, gumballs, Twizzlers, M&M’s, gummy bears, cupcakes, patriotic popcorn and Rice Krispie treats.

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Here’s why RESQWATER should be on your summer entertainment list. It’s the perfect antidote to helping ease the possibility of a hangover. If you drink a bottle of RESQWATER with every few drinks and one more before bed, it will help ease the next morning’s hangover. If you plan to get totally “crunked up,” it’s highly recommended to have more than one bottle of RESQWATER. This helps protect your body from the effects of what alcohol will do you to your liver. {note: this product will not prevent intoxication nor enhance sobriety. And as always, be responsible and don’t drink and drive!}



This RESQWATER has an interesting taste; I recommend drinking it cold over the rocks.

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We have the table set, snacks in place, drinks on deck, and now we just need some food. Of course, grilling is always on the menu. And if you plan to do that, you can check out some of our grilling recipes:


Other great summer party recipes to check out:


Another idea is to leave your guests going “WOW; that was a delicious and unique dish!” This is something Derrick is known to do. For this summer party, he put a twist on our regular nacho recipe, with his love of savory sweet potatoes. Take a look below:

Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Tortillas

Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Tortillas-Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Tortillas

And that’s a wrap! Your summer party doesn’t have to have a ton of frills, but just good thrills (food).

Don’t forget to hook your iPhone (or sound system) up to some speakers to add some music to your outdoor party.

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If you do plan to serve alcohol at your party, you can check out some of our summer cocktail ideas here:






And don’t forget to grab a few bottles of RESQWATER to help with the aftermath of your libations. {psst, this is also great for your muscles. Drink a bottle during and after your exercises to help ease the soreness of your workout!}

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Supply List for Red, White & Blue Outdoor Party Theme:





    • Patriotic Dinner Plates {similar ones here}


    • Patriotic Hats {Dollar Tree. You can find a similar set here}



    • Red, White & Blue Tablecloth & Napkins {Home Goods. You can find a similar one here}



    • Ice Cream Bowls { Home Goods. You can find a similar theme here}


You can find patriotic candy on Amazon, World Market, Target and your favorite retailer!

Now, I’m off to enjoy some leftover food and snacks! Enjoy your holiday weekend, and be safe!

Until next time,

Derrick & Tatanisha

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of RESQWATER. The opinions and text are all mine.