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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

By |2016-12-24T10:46:40-07:00June 28th, 2012|July 4th / Patriotic|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Mallory June 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

  2. Joanna June 29, 2012 at 4:02 am

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

  3. Chris July 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

    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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