Rustic + Patriotic: 4th of July Party & Sweetscape

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july 4th celebration with rice krispie treats

Emily of A Silver Nutmeg is celebrating the upcoming holiday with a Rustic 4th of July Party starring a patriotic dessert table and adorable chevron-draped kids table!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Vanilla cupcakes with “sparkler” toppers, pinwheels, & star sprinkles
– Creative use of vintage furniture for displays (love the mix-n-match chairs too!)
– Cool gingham picnic basket (used as cupcake stand) + modern striped drink dispenser

patriotic july 4th pinwheel topperes

rustic july 4th dessert table

july 4th celebration with blueberry tarts

fireworks cupcake toppers for july 4th

july 4th chevron kids table


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Emily

For this 4th of July Party I styled a dessert table with a rustic/antique feel.  Using a red antique wood bench, I created a sweetscape including cupcakes, fresh summer berries, caramel popcorn and candy coated rice krispies on a stick.  Thoughtful details include sparkler toppers for the cupcakes along with red white and blue pinwheels, ribbon tied around nut cups with caramel popcorn, and patriotic ribbon tied around the rice krispie sticks. On top of the bench I draped a patriotic bunting flag which added a festive look to my desserts.

For the drinks, I used a red white and blue striped metal drink dispenser and mason jars with red and white barber shop paper straws.  A box of American flag covered tootsie rolls and bright red cherries complete the sweets table.

The children’s table is my favorite part!  I’m in love with chevron right now and used a navy and white chevron patterned tablecloth and love how it looked!  I like using a few different chairs at tables which I think makes it more interesting.  The centerpiece is an array of white flowers with a small American flag in the center.  I just happened to have these red glass plates in my cabinets and of course had to use them!  I love how the afternoon sun makes them sparkle!  Snacks on the children’s table included blueberries and star shaped sandwiches.  After they patiently waited for photos to be over they were rewarded with a cupcake. ;)



– Styling: A Silver Nutmeg
– Cupcake Toppers: Local craft store
– Drink dispenser and checkered metal box: World Market

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

10 responses to “Rustic + Patriotic: 4th of July Party & Sweetscape”

  1. Mallory says:

    Love all the great 4th of July ideas. Where did you get the table cloth or did you make it?

  2. Joanna says:

    LOVE that chevron tablecloth!!! Where’d you find?

  3. Chris says:

    The way the furniture is reused is a fantastic idea!

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    I am having a party and i am looking for a navy and white chevron tablecloth. Whered you get it?

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