4th of July Americana Picnic {+Free Printables!}

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4th of july party dessert table and watermelon star skewers

With the Fourth of July just five days away, it’s only fitting to share some patriotic inspiration as well as some FREE red, white and blue printables! Rebeckah Dempsey of A Blissful Nest styled this gorgeous 4th of July Americana Picnic filled with simple, yet effective decorating ideas +  plenty of USA classics like hot dogs, peanuts & crinkle fries (my personal fav!). Scroll through to check out all of this adorable photo shoot and make sure to get your free printables at the end. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Red, white & blue paper rosettes + striped & polka dotted party flags in bright blue drinks
– Fresh berry & whipped cream trifle+ red, white & blue cookies
– Picnic area with vintage suitcases, wooden Coca-Cola crate, and antique Americana bunny doll
– Star cut watermelon & blueberry skewers + red & blue rock candy sticks

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Rebeckah

I love the 4th of July! I love what it stands for and I love getting all our friends and family together. I thought this year we would have an Americana picnic in a huge open field that the kids could run around in. Using the classic red, blue and white color scheme, I popped in burlap and natural color elements to give it a classic, rustic feel.

Keeping a simple menu is key for a happy hostess! We kept ours simple with hot dogs, french fries, peanuts, popcorn, jello sugar cookies, watermelon stars and a layered dessert. Most of it was picked up at the local grocery store and took minimal prep time. One of my favorite things to do is color my water or milk for a party with food coloring. The kids are so excited to drink the mystery drinks and topped with some cute straws and flags, they pull all the decor together.

I also created a little area for the kids to rest. These kids get tired from all the running around, so I laid out a blanket and some pillows from the house. They love when they have spots created just for them!

We want you to have a glorious 4th of July, so download your full set of these 4th of July party printables to enjoy!



– Event Styling & Decor: A Blissful Nest
– Photography: Alyssa Maisano
– Candy: Candy Galaxy
– Girl’s Striped Dress: Ava Rochelle Designs
– Herringbone Dress: Sneaky Pea
– Girl’s T-Shirt Floral Dress: Willow Bee Apparel
– Girl’s Headbands: Jameson Monroe



By |2018-02-12T18:12:53-07:00June 30th, 2014|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. @eastsidefashion June 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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