Patriotic Table Setting Ideas for Your Next Party

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Last Updated on June 9, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Looking for patriotic table setting ideas? This year, we’ll be having our 4th of July cookout at my parent’s house. My father is King of the grill so whenever we have a cookout, we do it at their house so my Dad can cook. Of course, my Mom and I are responsible for the rest of the food and the decorations. I’ve been trying to come up with some patriotic table setting ideas for our cookout. Since we generally eat outside, I wanted something fun and casual. I also wanted to stay way from any food that’s dyed red, white and blue artificially. 

Patriotic table setting ideas

Patriotic Table Setting Ideas

I decided not to use a tablecloth and instead go with a table runner. So, I edged the table runner with a patriotic ribbon. Then, I just cut a slit every two inches in a table runner and wove the ribbon in and out. I can easily remove the patriotic ribbon and replace it with a different color for a different holiday.  I tied a patriotic ribbon around each Mason jar drinking glass.  Then, I put a few American flags in a Mason jar as an accent.

red white and blue ribbon on burlap

Mason jar glasses with red and blue ribbon on a table

I added daisies to some red, clear and blue bottles and then put the rest in a Mason jar to carry the color theme throughout the rest of the table. Cute red bandanas worked perfect as napkins and they are washable so I can re-use them.
red white and blue vases with white daisies

Patriotic table setting ideas - Diasies

Since we are having the cookout outside at my parent’s house, I decided that paper plates would be the best choice. I  layered white and blue paper plates on top of the red bandana napkin. These cute little red pails can hold popcorn, pretzels or nuts. Strawberries, bananas, and blackberries on fruit kabob sticks make a patriotic great meal starter that’s free of food dyes. Adding a few berries to the water glasses, makes a delicious fruit infused water.

Patriotic table setting ideas - plates

These patriotic table setting ideas would work well for the 4th of July or Memorial Day. You could easily dress it up by using china instead of paper plates or leave it as is and take it out to the picnic table.  Are there any patriotic table settings you’ve used that I haven’t thought of? You may want to make my easy patriotic mini tarts.

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49 thoughts on “Patriotic Table Setting Ideas for Your Next Party”

  1. Pingback: 44 Ideas & Inspirations For Your 4th Of July Celebration - Bay Area Mommy
  2. That red bottle is amazing! I've not see one like it to purchase, But I now want to make one with glaze and red food coloring gel.
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  3. Your table setting ideas are all great! I especially like the colored glass bottles and the little pails.
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  4. Great ideas... i love how you added the ribbon around the drink glasses. It adds the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing
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  5. Love those bottles, what a great idea. Also, it's surprising how far a little ribbon can go! Great ideas!
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  6. Your table setting turned out wonderful. Where can I find the red, clear, and blue bottles? I can do this. And it looks like this setting is affordable. I love red, white , and blue any time of the year.
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    • Thanks so much, Katy. You can find the bottles here: http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=IN-96%2F2245
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  7. This looks so professional, I love the simple yet classy look for the tri colored bottles, I would love to do this for the 4th of July.
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