Lots of folks host backyard Memorial Day & 4th of July parties. But today we are talking to those of you who are planning block parties, community parades, family reunions, and even patriotic theme wedding celebrations. Although you will find lots of creative ideas to plan your patriotic party from a host of our previous patriotic party posts, most of the products showcased are available in small quantities. Seldom does a backyard party call for a case of patriotic party supplies that includes 48 patriotic banners or 36 patriotic headband boppers or flip flops. But for bulk purchases, Dollar Tree has you covered! Continue Reading →
Get the Look at your Next Political Event! Show your American Pride — Fly the Flag and Bring out the Red, White and Blue!
Are you organizing a political event or fundraiser, a Women’s Republican Club or Democrat Club luncheon, a get out the vote coffee or dessert, or Republican or Democratic Convention viewing party? PartyIdeaPros.com has photographed our vision of what your political event might actually look like. And unlike other sites, we actually direct you to a site where you can buy or create each and every element of the picture. Nothing is more frustrating than to find something you like and have no idea where to buy it! Let us know what you think. For more Patriotic Party options be sure to check out our Red, White, and Blooms – A Patriotic Party.
Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so. We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws. Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive. Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential. Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings. And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.
Hotdog (and hamburgers)! It's once again time to start shopping for your Fourth of July party supplies!
As you can tell, we love to use paper lanterns to fill in the space and set the mood for the entire party. In the photo we used these fabulous Americana lanterns although we just checked and there are only 2 left in stock (6.15.14).
Additionally, one of our go to paper lantern stores, aptly named, The Paper Lantern Store, is running a few great 4th of July promotions:
And we can't forget this Patriotic Balloon Lantern – not only is it festive, it is very affordable at only $1.59 each!
It is not too late to still plan an Election Night Party. Four years ago, we failed to plan ahead but when we got to the polls we ran into friends and invited them over to watch the election results and to enjoy a spur of the moment dinner together. An evening of fabulous food it was not but we had the best time despite being on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
This year we are planning ahead – even sending out formal invitations. We haven't yet decided what to serve but we are definitely serving drinks in ball mason jars with red & white stripe retro paper straws and will without a doubt be once again be pulling out our clear glass plates to create fabulous custom election partyware with my memories suite (be sure to use code STMMMS76583 to get $10.00 off the purchase price!). Email us for detailed How2 instructions.