Red White and Blue Tablescape for the 4th of July

A red white and blue tablescape never goes of style. So let’s get some ideas for a patriotic table setting for your 4th of July celebration.

Decking the table with flags and stars for a red white and blue tablescape is a fun way to get in the 4th of July spirit.

With the 4th of July less than a week away, I wanted to share one of my favorite 4th of July tablescapes from a few years ago. The great thing about patriotic decorations is that they never go out of style. 

I love seeing fabulous ideas for setting a table for holidays and seasonal occasions. It’s a good time to stock up on good decoration and tablescape ideas. You can create this 4th of July tablescape in no time.

That year, my granddaughters arrived from Atlanta a few days before the 4th of July. The dining room was the first thing they saw. Our red, white and blue tablescape is really the centerpiece of the house.

They asked if we were having a party, and of course, we are!! The second thing Annabelle asked was, can we make cupcakes? So, of course, we did!

Red White and Blue Tablescape for the 4th of July

My tablescape is full of stars and flags and more stars. Although red white and blue is not my usual color scheme, for our patriotic holidays it’s a must. This red, white, and blue tablescape sets the tone for the entire house and it’s going to be a week of celebrating until the fireworks go off. Happy Birthday, America.

Since our dining room had recently had a makeover, I was so excited to dress it up for its first tablescape. With a brighter, cleaner palette, any color scheme will look good in it.


My starting point for the red, white, and blue tablescape was a great fabric that I found at Joann. It would be perfect to make napkins. All I did was measure 18~inch squares and used pinking shears to cut them out.

Red, White and Blue star napkins

These napkins can be used over and over. I wash them on cold, barely dry them and then iron them.

Red, White and Blue napkins

I used my round red placemats as the foundation and added white dishes, silverware and tied the napkins with red tulle from Joann that I already had on hand.

Red, White and Blue place setting

I added red and blue stars (Cricut~made) to these cute square votives, filled them with decor sand, and added small American flags. I bet you have small American flags on hand.

American flags in glass votives

Each place setting has its own little flag. I made more stars and added them to the Dollar Tree wine glasses I bought last fall. The $4.00 plastic pitcher I bought at Target got larger stars.

Red, White and Blue Tablescape
Red, White and Blue stars on pitcher
Red, White and Blue stars on glassses

As coasters for the glasses, I used 6 large wooden red and blue stars decorations. (I used 6 for my wreath and 6 for a banner.) I used a different banner this year, so the stars were perfect for coasters. The stickers are for embellishment.

Red, White and Blue decorations


For my simple centerpiece, beautiful white hydrangeas dressed up a porcelain blue pitcher. I bought it years ago at a local art festival.

blue pitcher withwhite flowers
Red, White and Blue Tablescape

And as the final touch, a sprinkle of red, white, and blue confetti.

red, white and blue starts on table

My red white and blue tablescape was complete.

Red, White and Blue Tablescape
red, white and blue patriotic tablescape


And the piece de resistance ~ cupcakes in red white and blue! Annabelle, who was seven at the time, helped make the cupcake batter, but wanted to go back outside to swim.  Lilah, who was four, decided to take advantage of her big sister’s absence to help me fill the cupcake liners.

Cutest little baking assistant ever. Those big blue eyes melt my heart. Nothing like baking in a bathsuit.

little girl making cupcakes
little girl making cupcakes

We made frosting in red, white, and blue to make a flag.

flag decoration of red, white and blue cupcakes

Here are the sources for my tablescape:

  • Red placemats ~ Target ~ $1.99 each (new to replace old ones)
  • Napkin fabric ~ Joann
  • Red Tuille ~ Joann (already had)
  • Square votives ~ Sample House ~ 35¢ each (Dallas)
  • Wine Glasses ~ Dollar Store ~ $1.00 each
  • Plastic pitcher ~ Target (new)
  • Wooden stars ~ Target dollar section (2017)
  • White hydrangeas ~ Trader Joe’s
  • Blue Pitcher ~ old purchase
  • Decor Sand ~ Joann ~already had
  • Flags ~ have had forever

I hope that you see how easy it is to use items you already have on hand. You can create a new red, white, and blue tablescape in no time.

Are you going to be hosting 4th of July on the patio? See this idea for an outdoor 4th of July tablescape. Or this idea for outdoor 4th of July decor.

I would love for you to PIN this post to your Pinterest boards for reference and inspiration.

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

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  1. I began getting “in the spirit” looking at that gorgeous tablescape. My granddaughter Annabelle is almost 16 and taller than me now! When cooky making with her when she was younger, she only wanted to eat the cooky dough, not cut out cookies. My son and daughter and I had a regular production line going!

  2. I love the look of your patriotic table, Carol. Such great ideas and all very simple. The white hydrangeas as the centerpiece pull the look together! I found you on the Wonderful Wednesday link up 🙂

    1. Candi, thanks for clicking over and I’ll so Haley you enjoyed the tablescape. Would you believe the hydrangeas still look beautiful.

  3. I love so many elements in your tablescape, it’s hard to choose what I like best! I love that you found ways to use inexpensive items to get such a fabulous look.

  4. What a great table, Carol. Clever ideas, too! I like your napkins and just cutting them out with shears. Your baking assistant looks pretty precious and such a helper. Happy 4th.

    1. Thanks Judy, pinking shears mean no hemming and are a good option for casual napkins. My BA is pretty precious. The blue cupcakes were her favorite.

  5. Carol, your little baker is adorable! I love your table with the blue pitcher filled with white hydrangeas. The cricut stars are so fun and festive. Displaying the cupcakes as a flag is perfect. Wishing you a beautiful 4th celebration and it is a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  6. Carol, you have the most adorable baking assistant! The cupcake flag looks so pretty! I love how you made your glassware. I would have never known they weren’t already made that way. Everything looks beautiful! Happy 4th of July!!!

    1. Shannon, she did do a great job and followed directions. Thanks for the feedback. I can peel off the stars after the fourth and reuse the glasses. I’ve used them 3 times now so that’s 30¢ a use. Getting cheaper every time.Happy 4th!

  7. Carol, your table looks fantastic. Especially in your fresh “new” dining room! The white hydrangeas in the blue jug are gorgeous. I love how you made the little flag holders with the stars and the sand! Great idea. Oh, and I am no sewer so I am definitely borrowing your idea of pinking shears to make napkins!!

    1. Maureen, for casual napkins, pinking the edges is so easy ~ no sewing the hems. Thanks for the feedback. I thank any our holiday decorations will look better in the new styled dining room.

  8. Love all the DIY touches. Making your own napkins is such a great way to save money, but also bring in a personal tough. The girls must love helping you in the kitchen-so sweet! Just a beautiful and welcoming Fourth of July table!

    1. Michelle, Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. We had a great family dinner in it Sunday night. Kind of a mess now!

  9. Adorable baking assistant Carol and I love your flag formation of cupcakes! Love your easy napkins with fabric and pinking shears too, It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you!

    1. Mary, unfortunately, I don’t have a beautiful lake setting like you, but I think it was still festive. Enjoy blog hopping with you.

  10. What a festive setting! Did you paint your dining room table and chairs? Love the color. And your little cupcake helper is adorable! Have a great 4th of July!

  11. Love the stars added to the pitcher and glasses – it just adds something special. Your red, white and blue decor looks great, especially on your newly painted dining room table! Your assistant is the cutest little cupcake maker ever!!! What a doll. Have fun with your grandkids and have a wonderful 4th!

  12. I love all the handmade elements. Pinking shears are on my list of “next to buy” so I can start making napkins. The fluffy white hydrangeas are a standout in the blue pitcher and I love all of the stars. It’s been ages since I’ve used my Cricut but you’ve inspired me to bring it out again. Lilah is a cutie pie and looks like she was having lots of fun. It was fun hopping with you again and have a wonderful holiday.

  13. So festive and fun Carol! I love all your creations, and those big white hydrangeas in the blue vase are stunning!! Your baking assistant is adorable too~

  14. Good Morning Carol,
    Well there is nothing better than grandchild time! She’s a doll and your table is looking absolutely wonderful. Enjoy it all and Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

  15. Very festive table Carol. What fun accessories you have created with your cricut. Your sweet little granddaughter , Lilah is too cute. Making your own napkins is wonderful and I am sure thrifty. Love the gorgeous hydrangeas. A pleasure to join you on this fun and festive tablescape blog hop. Happy weekend.

  16. What a fun, festive table! I loved seeing pix of your granddaughter helping to make the adorable cupcake dessert. Finding the right color or pattern napkins can be hard, and pricey. It’s great that you made your own.

  17. What a festive table you have styled for the holiday! The white hydrangeas are so lovely in the bold blue pitcher, but being a fellow grandmother, my favorite thing isn’t on your table, but is that adorable Lilah, helping with those cupcakes! That is love!! Thank you so much, Carol, for continuing to partner with me on these hops! I look forward to a hug at Haven!!

  18. Love your table Carol…and what fun with your grands. I have one coming to visit very soon and I am so excited.
    I noticed you do not have MeandMyCaptain on the Friday list for the blog hop. There was a slip up, but Chloe corrected it on Monday.
    It is always a pleasure blog hopping with you and I love the cupcakes. They are special because your grands were a part of them!

    1. Kari, thanks for visit g and your nice comments. Your link is in there today. I’m so behind because of grandkids here. Hopefully will catch up next week.

  19. Wow! Just awesome Carol! Love your cricut stars! Added to the wine glasses and all around they look super! The stars and stripes really shine on your table. The stately blue pitcher with just white hydrangeas is so elegant and got my eye immediately.
    You have had a very busy week. Not sure how you did everything. Your grands are adorable and the girls cup cakes display is inviting.
    Have a great Fourth of July!

  20. Carol, Your vignette is just perfect, festive but not fussy. And I have to agree, your baking assistant is indeed adorable. So far, I only have grand-dogs! They are lucky to have such a creative grandmother.

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