The Fourth of July means a lot of things: a long weekend, fireworks, food, family, and friends. Oh yeah, and a lot of patriotic decorations to celebrate America's birthday. Let's be honest, a good deal of Fourth of July décor borders on tacky, and you don't want that for whatever type of party you may be hosting. But how do you still show your pride in style? You can break out the stars, spangles, and pops of red, white and blue as long as you do it the right way. We've searched high and low for the most elevated Fourth of July decorations out there. Click through to see our top picks that are festive but still totally chic.
A water-resistant gingham tablecloth ensures that any mess is just temporary. Put it in the washing machine post-party.
Lobster-printed cotton dinner napkins add a touch of whimsy.
Red-, white-, and blue-rimmed glasses are shatterproof and also work for everyday use.
We like that this decorative platter appears to have a denim pattern.
Regular twinkle lights get a Fourth of July upgrade.
Serve dessert on ceramic gilded-detail plates inspired by villages in the Greek Isles.
Red, white, and blue rattan stars pretty up your tabletop… and keep your tablecloth in place in the breeze.
Breezy sea urchin–detail plates can be popped in the dishwasher when the party’s over.
Scatter several lanterns around your table for decoration—and to give off light when the sun goes down.
Hang a cluster of these elegant burlap multicolored stars near your patio entrance.
A gorgeous teak bar has a tabletop for drink prep, and simply lift the lid to reveal a massive party bucket to chill beverages.
Retro paper straws fancy up everything from cocktails to cans of soda.
Chill all your cocktails in a chic copper-plated tub that’s made for parties.
Linen-cotton napkins with dainty stripes are even better when they’re monogrammed.
Let the little ones pull on one end of these party crackers to uncover a Fourth of July surprise.
This seagrass basket with blue pom-poms allows you to carry anything out to the patio in style. (PS: It doubles as a purse.)
There’s never such a thing as too many napkins—we’ve fallen for this red, white, and blue plaid set.
Is there anything cuter than star-embellished hot dog trays? We think not.
Heading to a party and not hosting? Bring up to 12 bottles in this retro cherry cooler. (Plus, it has a built-in bottle opener.)