First thing's first: You're going to need a proper invitation. Have this one customized and then download it to print as many as you need—or send the image around digitally.
You can't have too many paper fans, especially when they come in this many patriotic patterns.
A more subtle nod to the holiday: This beautiful summery red, white, and blue wreath that you can leave up well past your party.
Letter balloons are always a chic party decoration idea, and these plain silver "USA" balloons are the perfect addition.
And since you can never have too many balloons at a party either, these red, blue, and clear balloons with white stars are a great choice, too.
Not only are these straws totally festive for the Fourth, they're also biodegradable—perfect for replacing eco-unfriendly plastic.
If you're decorating cupcakes for the occasion, add a fun, tiny topper like these little pinwheels.
You may not be able to set off your own fireworks, but these string lights will make it look like they're going off right in your backyard.
Who doesn't love a good selfie? These photo booth props ensure that your guests will be taking pictures all night long.
If you wouldn't dare through a party without a piñata, try this firecracker-shaped one in red, white, and blue.
Got a pool? Then you're definitely going to need these stars-and-stripes-covered inflatable floating cupholders.
Whether you hang these in a doorway or on a wall, the falling red, white, and blue stars will spruce up any party.
Garlands are always a good idea, and you can't go wrong with these simple tassels that you can string up just about anywhere.
You could get the traditional American flag plates, or you could get even fancier and go with these gold star plates.
Wrap up utensils and napkins in these American flag rings, and you'll turn plastic cutlery into a chic, easy-to-grab party must.
Speaking of utensils, you're going to need a lot—these come in red, white, and blue so you can mix and match.
If you love decorating your lawn, go with these simple star-spangled USA yard letters that easily poke into the ground.
If you just can't get enough string lights, try these little star lights that shine in patriotic colors.
A simple bunting in red white and blue will turn any porch into a July 4th masterpiece.
Add firecrackers and poppers to jars with red, white, and blue confetti. Top with a flag and you've got party favors that double as decor.
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This easy DIY will help you turn flowers into a firecracker. Most impressive party decor ever? Definitely.
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A generic pack of stickers can dress up glass candleholders or pillar candles. (Keep the theme going by adding them to disposable flatware, plates and cups!)
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These mini kites evoke the perfect sunny day, no matter the weekend weather forecast.
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Even the finger food deserves its own flair. Adorn hors d'oeuvres with these printable flags and the appetizers will kick off the party in style.
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A no-bake Rice Krispy dessert means less time in the kitchen and more fun decorating. Add these printable cutouts for the perfect 3D pop.
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This sugar-sweet centerpiece won't wilt, and it'll score instant points with any kids in attendance.
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This metallic garland's shimmering finish is the perfect background for all your Instagrams, of course.
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The summer's hottest fruit gets a spirited new look with paint and sparklers.
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Although it was originally designed for Presidents' Day, this red, white, and blue tablescape offers an unexpected take on the theme.
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