Party Decorations & 4th of July Ideas

PARTY DECORATING IDEAS FOR 4TH OF JULY AND SUMMER PARTIES

A quick reminder that 4th of July is just around the corner!  If you are planning your celebration and plan to decorate for a barbecue, party, or a public or corporate event- NOW is the time to start ordering in all your red white and blue July 4th decor!

How about some fun pinwheels and other decorations for your upcoming patriotic celebration on the Fourth of July!  Just click on any of the links below to be taken to any of my Etsy shops for some red white and blue decor for your upcoming Independence Day event!

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

Also, I have added lots of new hanging paper fans over in The Party Fetti Shop, so be sure to stop by and check them out!

Here is a sneak peek (click on any of the photos below to be taken directly to my shop listings) –

Red White & Blue or Nautical Beach Hanging Paper Fans!

Picnic or Summer Party Decorations!

Primary colors- great for a boy’s party or a Crayola or Art themed party!

Bright rainbow and neon colors – perfect for a unicorn party or a rainbow party!

Glitter fans, rosettes or pinwheels in so many color options!  Make your own mixed color scheme!

Polka Dots and chevrons in many more color options too. And these are so AFFORDABLE!  I’m selling these fans above individually, so you can buy just a few, add on to another larger set of fans from my shop –  or use them at your party anywhere. So cheerful and fun!

To see all my previous blog posts for inspiration and creating your own designs with fans, be sure to click here –  TABLE BACKDROPS & BACKGROUNDS

Thanks for stopping by today!

DIY TRENDY GARLAND

CHEVRON, ARROW & TRIBAL GARLANDS DIY

Tribal designs and motifs are so popular in fashion right now. . . so why not make your own trendy garland or streamer to make a stylish statement at your next event?  Repeated chevrons, arrows, and triangles are so easy to cut and sew together to make your own garland.

Tribal Garland

Make a whole bunch of streamers and hang them vertically to create a wall curtain for a table backdrop at  your next party or event!  Today I am sharing the HOW TO on making these very simple streamers! Triangle Garland

These are great for parties but also ideal for decorating a new dorm room or apartment! Students want to be trendy, but you don’t exactly have the budget for it.   Right now, geometric shapes are everywhere – and they’re easy to DIY into your space. You can use this curtain as a window treatment, an accent on a wall, to divide your space from your roommate’s, or as a photo booth backdrop at a fundraiser, or just hang up a few as garland at your next soiree!  They would be so fab in gold for a bridal shower. How about gold feathers-

 Check out the DIY instructions below.  But first, if you need a garland quick for Halloween and just don’t have the time to DIY  –

 Stop by THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your Halloween BANNERS, garlands, and other SPOOKY DECOR!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Baker’s Twine (or sewing thread/clear sting/or other thin string)
  • Cardstock paper in prints or solid colors
  • Double sided sticky tape/sticky tape runner/liquid craft glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or Craft Knife (or use a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine)
  • Shower curtain rod (If hanging your streamers vertically as a curtain wall)

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Cut solid or pattern cardstock  into desired shapes, using a ruler to make sure they are equal in size. (Tip: You can use a cutting machine, such as a Silhouette or Cricut or even a die cutting or punches to make the cutting of geometric shapes, arrows, and chevrons go much faster).
  2. Cut a length of string that is 8″ longer than the length you want your curtain to be.
  3. Leaving an 8″ tail (for hanging), create the garland by either using your sewing machine to stitch two identical shapes together in one continuous running stitch. If you prefer not to sew your garland, apply either liquid glue or double sided sticky tape to each of your identical shapes and sandwich them together with the string between the two shapes and repeat for as many shapes you want on your garland or the full length of your garland!
  4. To create a curtain wall to hang behind a table or as a photo background, tie each garland to the shower curtain rod and turn it horizontal to create the vertical rows of  garland.

Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today.  Be sure to visit all our Etsy shops soon – we’re adding more and more holiday decor daily!  Click the links below to see for yourself –

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Snap, Crackle, Pop 4th of July

The 4th of July is right around the corner – are you ready?  The Party Fetti Shop has all your patriotic red white and blue decorations and tableware for your 4th of July BBQ or celebration party, but time is running out for on time delivery, so get your orders in now!

PicMonkey Collage

Or click on over to the PINWHEEL PRETTIES shop- we have plenty of pinwheels ready to ship that will make it to you in time for your 4th of July celebration or any party!

I’m just going to assume you have your supplies but now just need to know what to do with them and how to make your festivities an event to remember.  Let’s explore some options!

Decor

A Rosette Bouquet is a great centerpiece – get your rosettes at The Party Fetti Shop!  Throw some citronella in your Rice Mason Jar Luminary to help keep the bugs away.  Bandanas as napkins AND decorations, yes please!  Plus keep those kids busy making some Paper Ring Garland.

Food

You can also decorate with food, looks yummy!

Drunken Melon

For the adults – the Drunken Melon.  I almost added this to my melon post, but thought I’d wait for a fun holiday, like the 4th.  Cut a hole, add a bottle of your favorite vodka, let it sit overnight and enjoy!  You can also use tequila and dip the slices in sea salt.

Ice Cubes

I like to make a special brew and freeze it for ice cubes.  You can steep herbs and fruit in hot water and freeze as well.  Adding food coloring is another great touch!

Sangria

Another great summer adult only idea is Sangria.  I always have a batch in the fridge!

Games

Need a way to keep the kids busy while you enjoy those great adult treats?  A bag toss using Frisbees adds an interesting twist.  A squirt gun game is good to have around for a lot of events.  Use sidewalk chalk to set up a fun course.  Lawn Twister will also be great for adults after the kids are done and the liquor kicks in!

Balloons

A big part of the fun involved in the 4th of July is staying out after dark.  Make sure your decorations are versatile by using a glow stick.  This is also handy to help people walk along path ways, down stairs, avoid poles and your precious plants!  Hang them from trees, umbrellas or lay them on the ground and don’t use helium.

Don’t forget to get stocked up for your next event.  The Party Fetti Shop, Pinwheel Pretties, Once Upon a Home Designs, Ready Set Craft Kits and I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs have plenty to choose from!