10 Simple, Stylish 4th of July Party Decorations

by StyleCaster .
Jun 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

OK, so decorating anything with a tricolor theme that’s tied to patriotism is inherently going to be a little dorky. But if you’re hosting a gathering this weekend, it is possible to make your space a little more festive without making it look like a Michaels store gone wrong.

These 10 ideas are on the simple, chic end of the party decor spectrum, which is the best and only way to go this Fourth of July as far as we’re concerned. 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /10: Stars banner

1/10 :Stars banner

Make or pick up a simple red, white and blue star cutout banner — especially cute outdoors, but fun inside too.

2 /10: Patriotic carnations

2/10 :Patriotic carnations

Pop some red and white carnations into blue bottles and call it a day.

3 /10: Twinkly lights

3/10 :Twinkly lights

Set up some lights and votive candles in your yard and watch instant ambiance result.

4 /10: Patriotic balloons

4/10 :Patriotic balloons

Patriotic balloons are surprisingly magical — especially clear ones with tiny red and blue paper stars inside them.

5 /10: Old-fashioned flag

5/10 :Old-fashioned flag

Hang up an American flag and stick a couple of mini ones around for a (zero-effort) patriotic chic look.

6 /10: Patriotic Mason jars

6/10 :Patriotic Mason jars

Mason jars might be yesterday's DIY trend, but these red, white and blue ones are still adorable, no?

7 /10: Red & blue details

7/10 :Red & blue details

Little touches of red and blue make a bigger impact against an almost all-white background.

8 /10: Candles & flowers

8/10 :Candles & flowers

Pair candles with flowers — all within the color scheme, of course — at the entrance to set the mood.

9 /10: Bandanas

9/10 :Bandanas

Bandanas aren't just stylish around your neck — you can also roll up forks and knives and use ’em as napkins.

10 /10: Mason jar vase

10/10 :Mason jar vase

One more painted Mason jar trick: Fill them with white flowers for a rustic and festive vibe.