16 Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

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What is better than easy patriotic themed decor ideas for entertaining and holiday celebrating for Memorial Day or 4th of July? SUPER EASY ideas for a patriotic party. So that’s what I have on the agenda today if you’re ready to get your red, WHITE, and blue on (hmmmmm, I wonder why girlfriend put that color in bold?????). I’m bringing you the festive and patriotic party ideas NOW so you can pin them to save for later and have plenty of time to get ready…the holidays will be here before you know it. Make sure you check out my post about red, white, and blue decor too!

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 1: Balloon Flag

This darling balloon flag idea you see at top from Ella Claire is maybe not super easy but it’s simple enough. Red, white, and blue balloons (these are the best ones when you’re filling with helium) were filled with helium and then arranged in a flag. Here is a photo of how Ella Claire configured the balloons which she taped on string:

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

For a super easy alternative, I might skip the helium and string and just tape 28 plain ol’ balloons in that sweet flag pattern. Do you think that will work too?

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 2: Berries on a Bundt

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

From that same patriotic celebration via Ella Claire, how about a simple white/yellow bundt cake drizzled with a sugary glaze and topped with red raspberries and blueberries? Need a bundt pan? Here you go:

But wait. You’re tired of bundt (seriously?). No problem. I have you covered.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 3: Easy Peasy Cheesecake

To be super easy, buy your favorite plain cheesecake, slice strawberries for a pretty ring of red, and toss a few strawberries ad blackberries on top. The cherry on top? Display your easy patriotic dessert on a clear glass pedestal with dome lid. Here’s one if you don’t own one.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 4: Old Glory Cupcakes

Bake some cupcakes (or pick them up at the bakery), frost them with buttercream, then decorate with slices of red licorice and dots of blue-tinted buttercream. Need more specific instructions? I got you. Watch this quick video.

Memorial Day Cuppy Cupcakes- Once again, I have friends who could make these! ;)

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 5: Fireworks Cookies

Here’s an idea from Martha, but you should use my  recipe for the cookies (at end of this post) and follow her instructions for the icing trick in the link under the image.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 6: Rustic Framed Flag

There are a few ways you could go about recreating the look in this next image for the framed flag. Go with your heart.

Framed Flag Decor by The Lilypad Cottage. Patriotic decor and party ideas. #patriotic #decor #ideas

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Here’s a vintage look wood flag to buy.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 7: Red Chairs

Paint a few inexpensive thrift store chairs bright red just for the occasion.

Patriotic decor ideas: brigh red dining chairs in a white dining room. #redandwhite #patriotic #decor

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 8: Buntings

The cheery blue porch swing is optional.

Patriotic decor ideas. Decorate your porch with red white and blue bunting for Independence Day. Add some red geraniums and a cute white Westie. #patriotic #decor #ideas #porch

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Here’s one if you need to buy one:

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 9: Stripey Towel

This is a great investment for all year long including Christmas!

Not an idea, just a wow moment of  Americana splendor!

Country bathroom decor with bold red color and country style cupboard vanity. Prints and personality plus! #bathroom #countrydecor #primitive #Americana #red #interiordesign

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Patriotic decor ideas. White and red stripe dining chairs and blue plates on wall create a cheerful combo. #redwhiteblue #patriotic #decor #dining

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 10: Stripey Pillows

Beach House Cotton Lumbar Pillow

Blue and White Stripe Pillow: FIND HERE

Reversible Grainsack Cotton Throw Pillow

Grainsack Pillow: FIND HERE

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 11: Berry Cupcakes

I know this post is heavy on baked goods, but your people need their treats. Bake cupcakes in blue wrappers and top with a berry.

Martha Stewart Berry Cupcakes

You could also just stick these pinwheels in any dessert!

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 12: Serveware

Set the table with these, and anything you serve will taste better.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 13: Festive Flatware

Paint on wood utensils or cover disposable flatware with patriotic washi tape.

 Patriotic decor and party ideas: handpainted wood flatware with red, white, and blue. #partyideas #patriotic #flatware #memorialday

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

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via Tikkido

I found some cute washi tape for us here…

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 14: Washi Everything

Make that patriotic washi tape (above) work for ya!

Patriotic Washi Tape Manicure

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Isn’t this a cute detail for water bottles?

Patriotic party ideas and decor inspiration for Memorial Day and 4th of July: water bottles decorated with red, white, and blue washi tape. #patriotic #partyideas #waterbottles #washitape #july4

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Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 15: No-Sew Decor

Invest in some everlasting patriotic decor.

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 16: Cookie Spoons

I have always loved this idea from Martha!

American flag hung on the wood paneled wall of a barn interior with beautiful country charm, a rustic bench, and skylight. #americana #patriotic #decor #july4

Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party!

Below is my cookie recipe, and here’s a bonus idea: STAR COOKIES. I love plastic cookie cutters like these.

Michele’s Butter Cookies

Prep: 50 minutes

Chill: 2 hours

Bake: 7 minutes/batch

Oven: 375°

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. almond extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream

3/4 cup butter, cut up and softened

3/4 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Colored sprinkles

1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat 1 cup butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and almond extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide in half. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.

2. On a lightly floured surface roll half of dough at a time until slightly less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough using a 2 1/2-inch star-shape cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake in 375° oven 7 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer to wire racks; cool.

4. In large mixing bowl beat marshmallow cream, gradually adding 3/4 cup softened butter. Beat in 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Spread or pipe atop cookies. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles. Makes 6 1/2 dozen cookies.

TO STORE : Store in a single layer in refrigerator until frosting sets, about 1 hour. Store in a single layer in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze uniced cookies.

Per cookie: 73 cal., 4 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 14 mg chol., 49 mg sodium, 8 g carbo., 0 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein

Super easy ideas for a patriotic party including dessert recipes, decor, and the unexpected! #patriotic #partyideas #decor #memorialday #4thofjuly #americanflag

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~michele

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