5 patriotic ways to celebrate the red, white & blue

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, which unofficially kicks-off summer. I complied 5 patriotic ways to celebrate the red, white and blue through the summer.

These ideas can be used throughout the summer, starting with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day with the star of the show in the middle, 4th of July, our country’s birthday.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue

All these ideas are from the archives, and you can get additional details by following the links underneath designated photos to the original posts.

⚜️ {1} outdoor garden decorations

The exterior of your home is always the first impression for your guest and neighbors. Pretty seasonal decor helps curb appeal. Patriotic bunting on the goat cart and flags tucked into a planter urn provide some American vibes on our front porch.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue
decorating with the red, white & blue

Flags and bunting are an easy way to decorate outside to set patriotic vibes to celebrate the red, white & blue.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue
patriotic decorating details

Actually clustering flags into pretty containers is the easiest patriotic way to celebrate the red, white & blue.

patriotic decor inspiration

⚜️ {2} interior home decor

Once the exterior of our homes are dressed in the red, white & blue. a few details in our interiors can also set a festive mood.

patriotic decor inspiration

Once again flags tucked here and there do the trick.

The mantel is always a fun stage for seasonal decor. Besides flags and bunting you can add other details that give off Americana vibes like baseballs, liberty, stars & stripes, etc.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue
patriotic mantel

No matter what the holiday or season, I always like to decorate with flowers. Flowers are always a high impact, but easy decor option.

⚜️ {3} festive food

Patriotic celebrations tend to lend themselves to BBQs and relaxed gatherings. A buffet is always a great easy option for mixing and mingling.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue
4th of July Buffet

Fresh fruit is always a great way to inject patriotic ways to celebrate with red, white & blue vibes.

I have some new patriotic dishes and recipes scheduled to share here really soon.

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bon appetite – it’s salad season

Salads are great way to entertain during the summer months. They are fresh and healthy and lend themselves to be served at room temperature.

⚜️ {4} delicious drinks

Fun libations always inject merriment during celebrations. Adding red, white & blue popsicles to bubbly is super festive. You can always substitute sparkling water or soda.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue
red white & blue popsicle prosecco refresher

Adding red & blue berries in your ice cubes is a great way to elevate any beverage during patriotic celebrations.

5 patriotic ways to celebrate red, white & blue

I like these long profile ice cubes because they double as a drink stirrer, but you can use any shape you desire.

⚜️ {5} tables for gathering

Styling a table is always a favorite way for me to inject festive vibes into any celebration.

patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags

By using flags and Americana motifs as small details on a table cape it gives all the patriotic vibes.

Americana tablescape

All these ideas are from the archives, and you can get more details and see more pictures by following the links underneath some of the photos.

decorating with the red white & blue

For more patriotic summertime inspiration you can visit my Pinterest board here.

I am looking forward to all the summertime patriotic celebrations. Memorial Day is around the corner, then Miss Masterpiece graduates from high school, then Master Masterpiece comes home for summer break and then we are all together again. All.under.one.roof.again. It makes me so happy!

get the patriotic look

“National pride is to countries what self- respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement.”

Richard Rorty

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. Thank you for sharing your posts. I always leave my red, white and blue decorations up from Memorial Day through Labor Day as well. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you for hosting us Donna and the visit. I’m ready for some summer fun! XO- MJ

  2. Donna Allen says:

    Thanks for all the red, white, and blue inspiration! I am always amazed at how a few items in those colors can add such a festive flair to outdoor or indoor spaces! I’m excited to welcome summer! Have a great holiday weekend! Donna

  3. Thanks Donna! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. XO- MJ

  4. annafromskylarkhouse says:

    Hi MaryJo! I love all your patriotic displays. I also love that cute little white cast iron urn. Thanks for all the inspiration and for contributing to the Home Imagined Link Party.

    1. Thanks so much Anna for the lovely compliment and the visit. XO- MJ

  5. LOVE!! I adore how you used milk glass..it pairs so nicely with the red, white, and blue!! Lovely ideas, MJ!!! Thanks for sharing at Home Imagined this week!!

    1. Thanks so much Rachel. I know! Milk glass gets me every time! This year is truly flying by tho….XO- MJ

  6. So perfectly festive and fun! Love everything. Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday. Featuring it this week. pinned

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I’m touched and honored. Thanks for stopping by & letting me know. XO- MJ

  7. debracommonground says:

    So many great ideas, MaryJo. I’m going to go back to your other posts. Have a great weekend!

  8. Cindy says:

    So many great ideas MaryJo! I especially love the vintage bunting on the mantly I’m excited to tell you that this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you this week! Pinned 😊

    1. Thanks so much Cindy for the feature and letting me know. I’m so glad you liked it! XO- MJ

  9. Awesome ideas, MaryJo!!
    We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth

  10. Cara says:

    I always enjoy your displays and decorations MaryJo. I am loving the flags down the middle of the table in jars. Great idea! Those drinks look yummy too.

    1. Thanks so much Cara. I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend. XO- MJ

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