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4th of July Table Decor: Festive and Simple!

4th of July table with red metal lanterns and candles in front of water

The 4th of July is one of my very favorite holidays. I love that it’s casual, fun, festive, and a chance to hang out with the neighbors. And who doesn’t like to blow things up once in a while? Everyone but our poor dog Zoe… but she has special pills she takes for the 4th now:)

Also it’s great to have a holiday that doesn’t really involve much work. Don’t get me wrong- I love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they aren’t exactly relaxing or stress-free if ya know what I mean!

Are you planning a 4th of July party or BBQ? I want to share some festive table decoration inspiration. Here are four different inexpensive ideas. I cleared out the dollar (hmm somehow its now more like the $3-5) section at Target and picked up a couple of things at World Market too. My friend Nancy graciously let me take some pictures at her gorgeous beach house on Whidbey Island (and raid her shelves for pillar candles).

Option 1: Grown-Up Party

outdoor dining table set for an independence day party with red white and blue decorations and candles in front of water
4th of July table set for a dinner party with red white and blue decorations on the waterfront

Mini Red Star Lanterns: Target Dollar section

Blue fabric: I like to use simple pieces of quilting fabric on tables. This was just a length of fabric from Joann that I hemmed a while back.

red cloth napkins: Cost Plus World Market they have 6-packs of every color imaginable for $10!

Option 2: Fun Kids Party

Independence Day table set with glowing red and white candle lanterns in front of Puget Sound

blue star candle holders & large red candle lanterns: Target dollar section

red cloth napkins: World Market

white table runner: IKEA

Option 3: Festive Stripey Fun!

4th of July table set with red and white striped fabric and blue party poppers, with candle lanterns in front of Puget Sound
Patriotic table decorated for a 4th of July party with red and white striped fabric, red cloth napkins, party poppers, and candle lanterns

These fun party poppers and cloth napkins are from World Market, the blue star candles are from the Target dollar section, and the red and white striped fabric is from Joann Fabrics.

Option 4: Understated

Table set for a 4th of July dinner with navy blue and white table runner and red cloth napkins, and sunset in background

Lately I’m a sucker for low-light photos with candles, so I waited ’til it got dark.

outdoor dining table set for a 4th of July party with a navy blue and white patterned table runner, red cloth napkins, candle lanterns, and a pier in the background
close- up of glowing candle lantern on a 4th of July party table set for Independence day with Puget Sound in the background

The white tray is from IKEA and the table runner fabric is from Joanne’s.

I hope this gives you some ideas! Happy 4th!

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4th of July table set for an outdoor dinner party with red white and blue decorations

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