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!
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 8: Buntings
The cheery blue porch swing is optional.
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!
Super EASY IDEAS for a Patriotic Party! Idea No. 10: Stripey Pillows
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.
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.
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!
Isn’t this a cute detail for water bottles?
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!
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
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
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
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
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