Want to throw the best Fourth of July bash on the block? We thought so.

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 08, 2020 12:13 PM
4th of July Party Ideas

Want to throw the best Fourth of July bash on the block? We thought so.

To help, we enlisted event planner extraordinaire (and the woman behind the lavish nuptials of Kim and Kayne) Sharon Sacks to help us pick the perfect party décor.

“The day is all about friendships, fun and old-fashioned patriotism, making it the perfect occasion for a festive summertime bash,” Sacks says. Whether treating your guests to a big backyard BBQ or a cozy picnic, the president and founder of LA-based Sacks Productions chooses to mix patriotic with practical. It’s a great way to “celebrate the amazing country that we call home,” she says.

4th of July Party Ideas

“Getting your guests in the spirit starts well before they enter your home,” says Sacks. “There is nothing like receiving a gorgeous invitation to get in the holiday mood!” Her pick: This red, white and blue Fort Henry invitation.

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4th of July Party Ideas

“My Fourth of July gatherings are more intimate affairs,” Sacks says. “My aim is to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. I love outdoor picnics with gorgeous Americana-style blankets, like VHC Brands Old Glory Throw, where guests can lounge.”

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4th of July Party Ideas

Want to make your lounging area even cozier? Sacks says adding pillows, like this plushy ode to Old Glory, “will make guests feel right at home.”

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4th of July Party Ideas

Sacks suggests using a cool condiment set as a utensil holder or makeshift vase. This Galvanized Metal Star version adds a pop of patriotism. Her favorite flower to fill these buckets with: “gorgeous daisies.”

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4th of July Party Ideas

“I think mason jars are the perfect glasses — they remind guests of their childhood lemonade stands,” Sacks says. Try these mini sippers, complete with cute, colorful straws. She recommends prefilling them with a signature “fresh and fruity” cocktail.

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4th of July Party Ideas

Sacks stocks her July 4th party with all-American foods like hot dogs, burgers, potato salad and apple pie a la mode — and what better way to serve up these classic faves then on these star spangled paper plates?

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4th of July Party Ideas

And, the ultimate way to pay tribute to the USA? “The most important element of the party is an American flag,” says Sacks. Sprinkle these traditional minis throughout your soiree.

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—Michelle Ward