Looking for a simple & inexpensive way to decorate your table for an Independence Day cookout or party? This patriotic "flag" table decor cost me only $4 last year and was a cinch to put together!
All you need is red, white, and blue crepe paper, and some foil star confetti. Head to your nearest dollar store and your table will be party ready in no time!
Simply unroll the crepe paper along your table to get it the perfect size. Cut when you reach the end of the table. Alternate white and red for the stripes of your flag. In the top left hand corner cut strips of blue crepe paper and weave them between the "stripes", alternating going over and under the red and white paper. Then sprinkle the blue area with foil star confetti. That's ALL there is to it! You'll have a fabulous 4th table setting in a flash! ;)
I added some solid blue plates & solid red napkins that I found at Wal-mart in the party section for $1, and mixed them up with some napkins with stars that I found in the Independence Day party section of the store. Remember, you never have to shop solely from the holiday section of the store and pay more for the "decorative" napkins, plates, ect. You can always buzz back to the inexpensive party goods area where most stores keep solid colored items for around a dollar. Just choose colors that go with your theme and you'll save yourself some money! Every dollar counts, and adds up quickly when throwing a party so be wise and stretch them as far as they'll go! ;)
When accessorizing your table think about what you already have in your home! I had the star shown in the picture from the previous Christmas. It came filled with delicious ferrero rocher chocolates, but for this party I tossed in some holiday colored M&Ms. It went perfectly with the 4th of July theme! What star items may be hiding in your Christmas stash that could do double holiday duty for you? It's worth a look!
Wishing you all a fabulous 4th!
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