4th of July Party Essentials

The 4th of July or July 4th is a federal holiday in the United States honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This important chapter in U.S. history is celebrated all across the nation.

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‘Signing the Declaration of Independence’
Painting by John Trumbull

Most people choose to have a party to share with family and friends. Fireworks, barbecues, and picnics are some of the events that often take place during the Fourth of July weekend. Many people look forward to celebrating Independence Day in a variety of ways.

Throwing the perfect 4th of July party

The purpose of a July 4th party is to commemorate the United States’ independence so to keep the patriotic touch alive, people usually incorporate the U.S.A. flag. The red, white, and blue colors of the American flag are predominant in any 4th of July celebration.

If you are planning on serving wine to your guests, a set of these hand-blown glass goblets are perfect to serve your wine during a 4th of July party while including the traditional colors for this celebration.

'Blue Can-Cun' Handblown Glass Recycled Wine Drinkware Goblets 4th of July party
‘Blue Can-Cun’ Handblown Glass Recycled Wine Drinkware Goblets

Take the party outside

If you are keeping it informal and decide that a barbecue is a way to go, a refreshing red sangria would be the soul of the party. You could use something like this fun, frosted stripes and blue accent Mexican hand-blown glass pitcher.

'Refreshing' Hand Blown Recycled Glass Pitcher Frosted Stripe Blue Accent 4th of July party
‘Refreshing’ Hand Blown Recycled Glass Pitcher Frosted Stripe Blue Accent

Cocktails

Martinis are always in style and to keep with the Independence Day theme, you can decorate your bar with stylish, yet fun, red martini glasses with clear stems from Mexico.

'Ruby Red' Red Hand Blown Martini Glasses Set of 6 Clear Stems Mexico 4th of July party
‘Ruby Red’ Red Hand Blown Martini Glasses Set of 6 Clear Stems Mexico

Keep it simple

Want to keep it simple? Stick to beer that can be served in these gorgeous hand-blown pilsner glasses to add a touch of blue and white to the setup.

'Bohemia' Artisan Crafted Recycled Handblown Blue Rim Beer Glasses 4th of July party
‘Bohemia’ Artisan Crafted Recycled Handblown Blue Rim Beer Glasses

Let’s not forget about the food

While drinks are important, food is also a key element for a great party. To keep with the 4th of July color scheme, you can use a couple of these eye-catching salad bowls with blue swirls.

'Sapphire Swirl' Clear 10 Inch Blown Glass Salad Bowl with Blue Swirls 4th of July party
‘Sapphire Swirl’ Clear 10 Inch Blown Glass Salad Bowl with Blue Swirls

Finger foods are a must have

Place a couple of trays of finger foods around the room so guests can move around and grab a bite to eat while talking and interacting with other guests.

mexican tray, handmade tray 'Paisley Blue' Mexican Handcrafted Rectangular Blue Floral Ceramic Tray 4th of July
‘Paisley Blue’ Mexican Handcrafted Rectangular Blue Floral Ceramic Tray

Setting the table

Even if you decide to serve the food on disposable plates, setting the table with theme coordinated dinnerware would give your table a stylish look by adding something like these blue and white Talavera style plates.

Talavera plates, mexican plates 'Cholula Blossoms' Handcrafted Authentic Mexican Blue Talavera Style Plate 4th of July Party
‘Cholula Blossoms’ Handcrafted Authentic Mexican Blue Talavera Style Plate

And don’t forget a nice setting for your beautiful ceramics and glassware. This indigo hand-dyed tablecloth creates the perfect setting with its jaunty kite design.

Sumpango Kites White Kites on Indigo Cotton Batik Hand Crafted Table Cloth 4th of July Party
‘Sumpango Kites’ White Kites on Indigo Cotton Batik Hand Crafted Table Cloth

After everyone has eaten, how about a fun summer activity? Speaking of kites, let’s go fly one!  This bald eagle kite is exactly right for the 4th of July holiday!

4th of July Party Bald Eagle Hand-Painted Nylon Bald Eagle Kite from Bali
‘Bald Eagle’ Hand-Painted Nylon Bald Eagle Kite

Ready to throw your party? Take a look at the many options you will find from the hundreds of talented NOVICA artisans from around the world. Your party will be even better knowing you are helping to support these master craftsmen and women, and their families.

Happy 4th of July!

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