As always, we’ve find ourselves planning another last minute party and this time it’s for the Fourth of July! That gives us just two days to cross of a long list of organizing, cleaning, decorating, and cooking! Here are some decor additions that we’ve decided to do for Independence Day. We tried to keep the supplies as simple as possible so that we spend less time tracking everything down and more time on much more important things—like the party itself!

1. Mason Jar Sippy Cups via Two Shades of Pink


We love how customizable these are! Simply choose your favorite red, white, and blue themed scrapbook paper and voila! The floral and gingham patterns in the above photo are great additions that add to the vintage feel the jars bring!

2. Star garland via The Knotty Bride


Though not specifically intended for Independence Day, this star garland would work wonders draped above th  e party spread or in the living room where the majority of the guests will be. Using brown textured paper, newspaper clippings, and phone book pages is unexpected and a nice touch.

3. The Classic Beverage via A Field Journal


It’s a classic American beverage and it incorporates red and white into the packaging! What more could you want?

4. Dessert Flags from Creature of Comforts via Creature Comforts Blog


Place these adorable garnishes atop cupcakes, cookies, sandwiches, or even party favors!

5. Simple, Coordinated Place Settings via Paper Blog


Don’t go scrambling (and pay more) for striped napkins or star-patterned plates just yet! Generic disposable dinnerware like solid red cups, blue napkins, and white plates go a long way.

6. Patriotic Flower Arrangements via Rebbeca Shepherd


Bring a natural touch to your get together. Imagine how refreshing multiple vases of red, white, and blue floral arrangements would look at the table. How lovely!

7. Red White and Blue Cake via Glorious Treats


Wonderfully simple on the outside and surprisingly vibrant on the inside! Making this cake is not as simple a task as the ideas above but the time and effort will definitely be worth it. Image all the oohs and ahhs when the first slice is brought out!